Photo: Edvard Grieg platform; Source: Lundin

Aker Solutions nets Edvard Grieg electrification deal

Norwegian oilfield services provider Aker Solutions has signed an engineering, procurement, construction, and integration (EPCI) contract for a high-voltage electrical boiler package as part of the electrification of Lundin Energy’s Edvard Grieg platform.

Aker Solutions said earlier this week that the electrical boilers would replace the gas turbines which generate heat on the platform, making Edvard Grieg a fully electrified platform.

According to the company, all heating and power needed for the platform will come from electrical power from shore by 2022. This accounts for an annual emission reduction of around 200,000 metric tons of CO2.

Linda Litlekalsøy Aase, executive vice president of brownfield projects at Aker Solutions, said: “We look forward to working with Lundin to fully electrify the Edvard Grieg platform.”

Aker Solutions added that the work would start immediately and would involve more than 50 employees at the company’s facilities in Fornebu, Stavanger, and Egersund.

It is worth noting that Aker Solutions previously provided engineering work for the Edvard Grieg development.

The Edvard Grieg field, located in the Utsira High area of the North Sea some 180 kilometres west of Stavanger, was discovered in 2007 with Lundin’s first exploration well and production started in late 2015.

The field development consists of a steel jacket platform resting on the seabed with topsides including a process facility module, utility module, and living quarters.

Oil is transported via the Grane pipeline to the Sture terminal in Øygarden in Hordaland, while gas is transported via a separate pipeline system to St. Fergus in Scotland.

Three further development projects have been sanctioned in the Greater Edvard Grieg Area. One of them is an infill drilling programme while the other two are extended well test projects on the Solveig and Rolvsnes discoveries.

Solveig and Rolvsnes will be developed as tie-backs to the Edvard Grieg platform and along with the infill drilling programme, will further extend the production plateau.

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