Aker set to produce umbilicals for the Aasta Hansteen field

Aker Solutions has signed a contract worth NOK280m (£32m) with Statoil for the supply of deepwater umbilicals to the Aasta Hansteen field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The scope of work includes the design, engineering and manufacture of dynamic and static umbilicals, a riser base and ancillary equipment.

The steel tube umbilicals will be manufactured at Aker’s facility in Moss, Norway, supported by project management, design and engineering in Fornebu, Norway. The umbilical riser base will be manufactured at Aker’s facility in Egersund.

Aasta Hansteen is a deepwater project consisting of three structures — Luva, Haklang and Snefrid South — at a water depth of 1,300m. The structures are located 300km west of Bodø and 140km north of the nearest existing offshore infrastructure, Norne.