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  • Aibel under way with Troll C option
    édité le 07/11/2017 - Plus de news de "Aibel" - Voir la fiche entreprise de "Aibel"

Aibel under way with Troll C option
Following a successful FEED study, Aibel was awarded the EPCI contract for a new gas module for the Troll C platform. The module will handle increased production from the Fram field.

The contract was an option in the initial contract with Statoil for the FEED study, and comprises engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI). Aibel holds comprehensive experience from larger modification projects at the Troll field and thereby has good understanding of the challenges and possibilities at the platforms. The project is managed from Aibel’s office in Bergen, where mobilization of personnel, office spaces and systems quickly were put into place.

“The management team is the same one involved in the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 project, which is now in its final phase. This means we already have good internal procedures and systems in place. At the same time, we will soon have around 70 people in situ who will be responsible for engineering and procurement. This is a little earlier than planned, but will also ensure that we don’t fall behind in the initial phase,” says Project Manager Jarle Thorstensen.

Focus on procurement
One of the most important success criteria is to ensure that necessary clarifications are provided to put in place procurement packages for elements with long lead times. This is crucial if the project is to avoid being delayed.

“The compressor for the gas module was ordered by Statoil during the FEED phase, while we placed several of the major procurement packages immediately when the option was exercised. Nevertheless, there remains a lot of work to do as we must ensure that we supply the best possible product at a good price. This is why we are constantly challenging the engineering, the market and the customer, and are looking for better and cheaper solutions,” says Thorstensen.

Engineering and procurement are now in a busy period during the autumn and winter until the start of production in Haugesund in May 2018. At that time, approx. 60 employees will be engaged in the construction of the 470-tonne gas module. In the course of the spring 2019, the module will be transported to the field for installation. Approx. 30 people will perform the reconstruction and installation work offshore.

The contract has a value of a little more than NOK 600 million.

About Aibel

Aibel is a leading service company within the oil and gas industry and is established in renewable energy.

The company`s around 4,000 employees in Norway and abroad are engaged onshore and offshore. With seven locations in Norway, the company is located near the customers. In addition to operations in Norway, Aibel is also located in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark.

About Statoil

Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) is an international energy company with operations in more than 30 countries, present in several of the most important oil and gas provinces in the world. Building on more than 45 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. Statoil is among the world's largest net sellers of crude oil and condensate, the second-largest supplier of natural gas to the European market, and we also have substantial processing and refining operations. Statoil’s equity oil and gas production is around 2 million barrels oil equivalent per day. Statoil has contracted a fleet of around 90 ship for transportation of oil and LNG.
Statoil is headquartered in Norway with 21,000 employees worldwide, and is listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.

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