Statoil has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract a for engineering, procurement, construction and installation to modify the Norne FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading) Unit topside for tie-back of the Alve satellite field.
The contract value is approximately £32m and project is scheduled for completion in March 2009. FPSOs are moored ship-shaped facilities capable of producing oil from subsea wells and storing and offloading the oil into shuttle tankers.
The contract for the Norne-Alve modification project will be managed by Aker Kvaerner’s regional office in
Design and procurement work has started subject to a Letter of Intent received 5 January 2007 and pre-fabrication of steel and piping will start in August 2007 at Aker Kvaerner workshops. The offshore installation work is planned for execution during 2008.