The construction start on the Johan Sverdrup utility and living quarters platform on the island of Stord, north of Stavanger, was recently marked by Apprentice Jens Erik Eriksen in Kværner and Norwayâs minister of petroleum and energy Tord Lien.
âJohan Sverdrup is the biggest industrial project in modern times in Norway, and will create considerable value for society for generations to come. Today we are kicking off the construction of the utility and living quarters platform, which is the second of four platforms currently under construction in the first project phase,â? says Kjetel Digre, Statoilâs project director for Johan Sverdrup.
Statoil awarded a joint venture between Kværner and KBR the contract for engineering and construction of the topside for the utility and living quarters platform for the Johan Sverdrup field in June 2015. Kværner Stord will fabricate parts of the topside steel frame, and will also assemble all parts for the utility and living quarters platform before the platform is installed on the field in 2019. At peak around 2000 Kværner employees will be involved in Johan Sverdrup deliveries.
Kværnerâs sub-supplier Apply Leirvik on Stord will construct the accommodation module for the living quarters platform, which will be the biggest on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The platform will be completed in the first quarter of 2019, before it is installed on the Johan Sverdrup field.