Photo: Johan Sverdrup riser platform module; Source: Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions delivers module for Johan Sverdrup riser platform

Norwegian oilfield services provider Aker Solutions has delivered the 5,000-ton additional module for Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup riser platform.

The module is a part of the field’s second development phase and is the latest in a series of large deliveries from Aker Solutions to the Johan Sverdrup field development.

Aker Solutions has been one of the biggest suppliers to the development of Johan Sverdrup. The company has, among other things, delivered front-end engineering and design (FEED) to both phases of the project, four out of five jackets, the living quarters platform and hook-up and integration services, as well as the large module that is being delivered from the yard in Stord, Norway.

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Kjetel Digre, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions, said: “For Aker Solutions, the module as of now represents the last large, physical delivery to Johan Sverdrup. We are proud to be one of the key contributors to this gigantic field development project. Johan Sverdrup has provided enormous ripple effects for the entire industry and will produce large values for the society for decades to come“.

Aker Solutions said on Tuesday that the module was on a barge at Stord and would be towed to the Johan Sverdrup field and lifted on board the riser platform by Heerema’s giant semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir. This operation is expected to take two days.

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Sturla Magnus, EVP and head of Aker Solutions’ topside and facilities business, added: “Johan Sverdrup has been a successful project from beginning to end and is an excellent example of successful deliveries that have been both on time and to the specified quality.

This is particularly impressive considering the pandemic that we have had during the project’s most hectic phase, with a strict infection control regime and periodically lack of manpower. As for the other Johan Sverdrup deliveries, we have had very good cooperation with the client Equinor and key subcontractors“.

The 5,000-ton module consists of 11 sections. Engineering and procurement were carried out by Aker Solutions’ locations in Stavanger, Bergen, Fornebu, Mumbai, and London.

Fabrication was carried out by the company’s partners in Poland as well as at the yards in Stord and Egersund. Assembly, completion, and commissioning were carried out at Stord.