Aker Solutions was awarded a contract from Statoil to build the pipeline facilities needed at the Mongstad terminal to receive oil from the North Sea Johan Sverdrup field.
The contract, valued at about US$42.6 million (NOK 350 million), is for engineering, procurement, construction and installation services. The work will be completed in 2019.
"We are pleased to work with Statoil in laying yet another one of the key building blocks for the major Johan Sverdrup development," said Knut Sandvik, head of Aker Solutions' maintenance, modifications and operations business.
The pipeline receiving facilities will be constructed in an available area at the Mongstad complex and will be tied in to all required utilities and control and safety systems. The facilities will be connected to the six existing oil caverns through a new manifold system, which will allow Johan Sverdrup crude to be distributed to any of the caverns on the site.
The contract also includes groundwork and foundation work. The engineering will be carried out by Aker Solutions in Bergen and prefabrication will be done at the company's yard in Egersund, whereas the bulk of the construction work will take place at the Mongstad terminal.
"Starting in early 2017 the work at Mongstad will provide opportunities for local suppliers in the Mongstad area," says Kjetel Digre, project director for Johan Sverdrup.
Contracts at a value of more than US$7.3 billion (NOK 60 billion) have been awarded for Johan Sverdrup, more than 70 per cent of this won by Norwegian suppliers.