Hejre jacket; Credit: INEOS

Another contractor gets FEED deal for North Sea gas platform

Kent, an integrated energy services player backed by Nesma & Partners, has landed a front end engineering design (FEED) contract for a high-pressure, high-temperature (HP/HT) gas production platform in the North Sea off the coast of Denmark.

Hejre jacket; Credit: INEOS

Following a competitive bid process, Kent is the second contractor to confirm the FEED award for INEOS’ Hejre project. The first was Italy’s Rosetti Marino, which won a deal worth approximately €9 million. At the time, the Italian firm disclosed that one more player got a FEED contract, thus, the works would be undertaken with a dual FEED approach for around ten months.

According to Rosetti Marino, a call for tenders will be launched in the last part of the FEED period to the two FEED contractors for the award of the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract, thus, the bidder that presents the most interesting solution from a technical and commercial point of view will be awarded the EPCIC contract.

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Usman Darr, Engineering and Consulting Managing Director for the UK at Kent, commented: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with INEOS Energy Denmark on the Hejre project. Having successfully completed the pre-FEED for the full project scope, this new phase allows us to further demonstrate our robust FEED capabilities and deep understanding of the unique challenges in subsea and offshore engineering, particularly in the challenging conditions of the North Sea.” 

Kent’s scope of work entails the complete FEED design for the pipeline, tie-in spools, retrofit risers, and subsea power and fibre optics cable. This gas development in Dutch waters is planned as a tie-back to the South Arne field, utilizing the existing Hejre jacket structure.

Rasmus Enemark-Rasmussen, Project Manager at INEOS, remarked: “We are delighted to deepen our collaboration with Kent. Their performance in the Hejre pre-FEED phase, coupled with their pivotal role in vital energy transition projects like Greensand, underscores the strength and importance of our ongoing partnership.” 

The company’s involvement with INEOS projects extends beyond Hejre, as the firm is also engaged in study work for the Greensand carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. As a result, Kent sees the latest deal as a reinforcement of its commitment to supporting INEOS Energy Denmark.

Apollo also recently secured a project management consultancy (PMC) contract for the Hejre oil and gas project, which has been under development since the early 2010s. The project entails the development of a greenfield platform, subsea infrastructure, and associated complex brownfield modifications.