Statoil issues pipelay/fabrication contracts for Johan Sverdrup offshore Norway

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, NorwayStatoil has awarded three contracts for the linepipe, coating, and installation of the Johan Sverdrup oil and gas export pipelines in the Norwegian North Sea.

Total contract value is just under NOK 2.5 billion ($290 million).

Mitsui & Co. Norway won the linepipe fabrication contract. The company will supply 220,000 metric tons (242,508 tons) of steel for the oil and gas pipelines.

Linepipe production will start at the Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal steelworks in Japan in early 2016.

Wasco Coatings Malaysia will provide external anti-corrosion treatment and concrete weight coating for the oil and gas pipelines, and internal flow coating for the gas line, with all work to be performed at the company’s factory in Malaysia in 2017.

Saipem will perform pipelay from spring 2018 onward, using the lay vessel CastorOne.

Stabilized oil will be exported to the Mongstad terminal on Norway’s west coast through a new 274-km (170-mi), 36-in. pipeline connected to existing storage caverns.

Johan Sverdrup’s gas will be exported through a 156-km (97-mi), 18-in. pipeline to the Kårstø gas terminal, with a hot-tap tie-in to the existing Statpipe rich gas pipeline.

This transportation solution is expected to meet the needs for all phases of the Johan Sverdrup development, Statoil added.


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