Aker Solutions Bags Subsea Contracts

Published at 09:13AM - 04/10/16

Aker Solutions announced today it has secured two contracts from DEA Norge to deliver subsea production system, maintenance and services offshore Norway.

The contract has been valued at a minimum of 900 million NOK (£87.81 million) and covers the Dvalin natural gas development, previously known as Zidane.

“Dvalin is DEA’s first development as an operator in Norway and we look forward to working together to sustainably maximise the full potential of this field,” Aker Solutions Chief Executive Officer, Luis Araujo, said.

Aker Solutions Bags Subsea Contracts

Under the agreement, the first order consists on a production system which includes a manifold, four subsea trees and a 15-kilometre long (9.3-mile long) umbilical that will connect to the adjacent Heidrun platform.

The agreement also covers wellheads, controls, tie-in and workover systems and options for further subsea production tie-back connections to Heidrun.

Aker Solutions Bags Subsea Contracts in Norway
DEA Norge Dvalin subsea template

According to a statement by Aker Solutions, initial deliveries are expected to start in the first half of 2018.

As well as this, the companies have agreed on a five-year framework contract for maintenance and servicing for all the subsea production systems ordered under the first agreement, which include installation and commissioning services.

Dvalin Services Provided in Norway and the UK

The contract may be extended by three-year periods and the size of the framework agreement depends on the amount of work necessary, with orders booked as they come in.

Most of the work will be carried out in Norway, with management, engineering and procurement for the subsea production system handled at in Fornebu.

Additionally, subsea trees will be delivered from the plant in Tranby, manifolds from the Egersund yard, the umbilical from the factory in Moss and controls systems from Aberdeen, UK.

Maintenance and services will be provided by Aker Solutions’ service base in Ågotnes, Norway.

DEA Norge delivered the plan for development and operation of the Dvalin discovery located in the Norwegian Sea on Monday.