Aker Solutions’ Subsea Equipment for Wintershall’s Nova Field

Aker Solutions has won an order from Wintershall Norge to provide a subsea production system, umbilicals and services for the Nova oil and gas field offshore Norway.

The system will consist of two templates with manifolds, seven subsea trees including one spare, umbilicals and associated tie-in and controls equipment for Nova.

The order includes installation and commissioning support services, the company noted.

We’re pleased to be selected to deliver the subsea production system for Nova,” said executive vice president Knut Sandvik, who heads Aker Solutions’ projects delivery center. “The cost-optimized system is a result of our close cooperation with Wintershall in the front-end engineering phase and we’ll continue to work together through execution.”

Work for Nova starts immediately and involves facilities in Norway, the UK and Malaysia. Final deliveries are scheduled for 2019 and 2020.

Nova has total recoverable reserves of 80 million barrels of oil equivalent. The field is expected to come on stream in 2021. It will be tied back to the Gjøa platform, which is about 60 kilometers west of Florø in northwestern Norway.

The companies agreed not to disclose the value of the contract, which will be booked in the first quarter.

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