Aker receives steel jacket orders

The Clair Ridge Joint Venture has awarded engineering and construction service provider Aker Solutions an EPC contract for delivery of two steel jackets, which will be located west of Shetland.

The contract will be executed by Aker’s yard in Verdal and includes engineering, procurement, construction, load-out and sea-fastening of the two steel jackets and associated piles.

The drilling and production jacket will have a total weight of 22,300 tonnes and the quarters utility jacket will have a total weight of approximately 9,000 tonnes.

Detailed engineering starts immediately, while fabrication in Verdal will commence in June 2011.