Karsto development project gains engineering contract

By OGJ editors

Acting as main engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for Statoil’s Karsto Development Project 2013, Aibel AS, Stavanger, let a contract to a Foster Wheeler AG subsidiary for detailed design engineering services. The Karsto project covers crude oil and natural gas processing plants at Karsto and Kollsnes in Norway.

Foster Wheeler’s scope of work includes detailed design engineering services for modifications at the Karsto plant to enable it to process light oil from Gudrun offshore oil field and condensate from Sleipner field (OGJ Online, July 15, 2011). The scope of work also covers upgrading eight compressors, three at Karsto and five at Kollsnes.

Two additional scopes of work are included as options under the KDP 2013 contract: a boiler upgrade project and hydrogen sulfide removal at Karsto. This work has yet to be released, said the announcement, and depends on Statoil choosing to exercise the options.

Statoil is acting on behalf of Gassco, which operates the Karsto and Kollnes terminals, owned by the Gassled joint venture, with Statoil as the technical service provider.

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