Heerema wins Statoil contract for the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 platform fabrication, worth $92m, with work scheduled to start in June this year.
Dutch based Heerema announced the news Friday saying: “We are very pleased that we have been awarded this contract, for which the lean and innovative concept of our engineers was the basis.”
Heerema Wins Statoil Contract
The two contracts cover both the build and transportation phases of the project and have been awarded to Heerema Fabrication and Heerema Marine Contractors respectively.
Combined the two awards are worth approximately NOK 800 million (US$ 92m), with all work taking place at Heerema’s yard in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands.
Fabrication is scheduled to start in June this year whilst Heerema Marine are scheduled to transport the platform out to site, during the middle of 2017, using one of their Semi Submersible Crane Vessels.
Heerema Fabrication CEO, Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, commented: Our design of an unmanned wellhead platform with no facilities, helicopter deck or lifeboats represents a new solution in Norway with great possibilities.”
“Our innovative and detailed design capability, knowledge and experience are recognized as critical success factors for the execution of this project.”
“Also important to Statoil is that the engineering, procurement and construction of the platform will be executed on one site, our Zwijndrecht yard.”
Heerema Marine Contractors CEO, Jan-Pieter Klaver, added: “Both HMC and HFG have a good track record with Statoil.”
“Even though we have two separate contracts we want to show Statoil and the oil & gas industry that we can deliver Unmanned Wellhead Platforms as an integrated EPCI contractor.”
“Statoil can be confident that our combined expertise and experience will ensure a meticulously executed project that will meet all their expectations.”
For more on the new Unmanned Oseberg Platform and the subsequent awards, click here.