ABB wins Johan Sverdrup power center contract

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, NorwayStatoil has contracted Aibel to construct the converter station at Haugsneset, Norway, that will supply power to the Johan Sverdrup platforms in the central Norwegian North Sea.

The scope of the NOK 600-million ($74-million) contract includes engineering, procurement, construction site work, building of the station, and installation of converter equipment; and trenching and laying of two sets of 300-kV alternating-current cables from Kårstø to Haugsneset for both phases of the field development.

Access roads will have to be built and a new construction site prepared for the converter stations for both Phase 1 and Phase 2. ABB Norge will supply the HV DC converter equipment, and will also make and lay two 200-km (124-mi) HV cables between Haugsneset and the field location.

Aibel will perform engineering for the station in Oslo, with sub-supplier Veidekke undertaking construction site work. Earlier, Aibel landed the contract for construction of the deck for Johan Sverdrup’s drilling platform.

Johan Sverdrup Phase 1 will also prepare for a land-based power solution for a full development of this and other fields on the Utsira High by 2022.



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