Kværner has contracted Equinor for the delivery of the steel base to the process platform for phase 2 on the Johan Sverdrup field. The contract is worth NOK 900 million.
“The fact that we win another contract in international competition confirms Kværner’s position as one of the industry’s leading steel suppliers. In 2017 and 2018, Kværner delivered three of the four steel substations involved in the first phase of field development. Through good cooperation with Equinor, we delivered all three of these platforms to agreed quality, time and budget. I am pleased that our customers confirm that we are a supplier that offers an attractive combination of technical expertise and cost-effectiveness, “said Karl-Petter Løken, CEO of Kværner, in a press release.
“With this contract, Kværner and the Norwegian supplier industry show that they are once again competitive in an international market,” says project manager Trond Bokn for Johan Sverdrup.
300 employees on the project
The platform for the phase 2 process platform will be delivered in the spring of 2021. The activity will be highest from September next year to May 2020, when about 300 employees will work on the project, Kværner writes.
The engineering work will be carried out at Kværner’s offices in Oslo and will start immediately. Project management is based at Kværner’s facility for advanced steel substation in Verdal. Prefabrication starts in Verdal early summer 2019. The finished undercarriage will have a total weight of more than 12 300 tonnes.
The new assignment includes design, procurement and fabrication. Kværner shall be responsible for unloading and marching the finished undercarriage on a barge before launching to the field.