Statoil is awarding a contract to Aibel on behalf of the Njord license, for upgrading the Njord Bravo floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel in the Norwegian Sea. The contract value is around NOK 1.3 billion. The contract will be signed at Aibelâs offices in Haugesund on Thursday 19 April 2018.
âWe are pleased to award Aibel this contract today. After several good deliveries, Aibel has proven that the company has both the expertise and ability to handle this type of complex projects,â? says head of project development in Statoil, Torger Rød.
The storage vessel will be prepared for extended operation of the Njord and Hyme fields, as well as tie-in of two new field developments in the Norwegian Sea, Bauge and Fenja. The job involves upgrading and maintenance of the vessel, in addition to installation of equipment on board for reducing emissions to air (VOC facility).
Aibel will start the work immediately, and the storage vessel is expected to arrive at the Haugesund yard early in July 2018. The project will engage around 600 people, at peak. The contract provides the necessary basis for safe and efficient project execution.
âWe are looking forward to the cooperation with Aibel,â? says head of procurements in Statoil, Pål Eitrheim. Njord Bravo is scheduled to be completed at the turn of the year 2019/2020.