KBR, Kvaerner JV fits accommodation modules on Johan Sverdrup topside
The joint venture between KBR and Kvaerner has installed four main accommodation modules on Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup utility and living quarter (ULQ) platform topside.
KBR informed through its social media channels on Monday that the joint venture, named K2JV, completed a significant milestone in January 2018 on the Johan Sverdrup LQ topside project.
According to KBR, the arrival, lifting, and installation of four accommodation modules on the LQ topside was the final delivery milestone, over 100 to date. The 12,500 ton utility module has previously been loaded onto a barge at the Kvaerner facility in Stord, Norway.
The company added that the modules, with a combined weight of approximately 2,523 tonnes, were fabricated and delivered by K2JV’s sub-contractor Apply Leirvik at its yards in Aslaksvik, Norway, and at Emtunga in Sweden.
Leirvik is also manufacturing the platform’s helideck, helihanger, and HVAC modules which will be delivered and installed by the end of April 2018.
KBR’s project director, Andrew Delugar, said: “Safety remains a major focus, particularly as we are working at height and will soon put energy into the platform systems.”
The project has now moved into the mechanical completion phase of work, and the start of commissioning activities is planned for March 2018. The topsides sailaway remains on target for February 2019.
The JV signed a contract with Statoil for the complete delivery of the ULQ platform topside to the Johan Sverdrup field development back in June 2015. The agreement to deliver the deck for the ULQ platform had an estimated total value of around NOK 6.7 billion ($870 million at current exchange rates).
The Johan Sverdrup field, one of the largest found in Norway, and operated by Statoil, will be developed in phases. The first phase involves the establishment of a field center consisting of four platforms.
Offshore Energy Today Staff