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Subsea 7 scoops up Aker BP Hod contract

Subsea 7 has won a contract from Aker BP for the Hod field development project, in the North Sea.

The Hod development locates 12 kilometres from the Valhall area.

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The re-development includes a new wellhead platform (Hod B) linked to Valhall field centre with rigid pipelines and an umbilical.

The contract scope includes EPCI for pipelines, umbilicals and tie-ins using key vessels from Subsea 7’s fleet.

The production pipeline is a pipe-in-pipe design.

It will also include the world’s first application of mechanically lined pipe based on GluBi technology from Butting.

Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway.

Fabrication of the pipelines will further take place at Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway.

Eventually, offshore operations will occur in 2020 and 2021. 

Monica Bjørkmann, vice president for Subsea 7 Norway, said:

“Subsea 7 is very pleased with this award by Aker BP, through the Aker BP Subsea Alliance.

“It acknowledges Subsea 7 as a key partner in the delivery of pioneering technology, transforming the economics of field development.

Bjørkmann also noted that the company is looking forward to continuing their alliance with Aker BP for the Hod Field Development, with safety, reliability and quality at the forefront throughout.

Finally, Subsea 7 said the contract is worth between $50 and $150 million.

It is also worth reminding that Aker BP has recently awarded Kvaerner a contract for delivering the topside and steel substructure for the unmanned wellhead platform at the Hod field.