Norwegian oil main Equinor has awarded a complete and long-term contract for work on the Johan Castberg FPSO to IKM Testing.
IKM Testing stated on Thursday that the contract would final till 2024. According to the corporate, the scope of labor is dinitrogen and helium leakage testing, PSV calibration, and supplementary work associated to testing.
Such work contains bolt work, chemical cleansing, scorching oil flushing, drying, machining of flanges, chopping pipes, and machining pipe wedges.
Engineering and planning will begin shortly after the summer time and can
proceed till spring 2021. Services on-site will likely be performed throughout
assembling of hull and topside modules at Kvaerner’s yard at Stord.
After that, the Johan Castberg FPSO will likely be towed to the sector in
the Barents Sea the place hook-up and remaining completion will happen forward of manufacturing
The firm said that, throughout the offshore hook-up and
commissioning section of the mission, all mobilization will likely be from Hammerfest
and Polarbase. It is value noting that IKM Testing up to now carried out greater than
400,000 offshore man-hours in reference to hook-up, commissioning, and
working assist for installations within the Barents Sea and at Equinor’s LNG
plant at Melkøya.
IKM Testing has beforehand been awarded nitrogen and commissioning companies on the Martin Linge, Johan Sverdrup Phase 2, and Njord Future tasks.
Vidar Haugland, VP IKM Testing, stated: “In these difficult instances the place we expertise uncertainty and lots of postponements of deliberate tasks, it is extremely gratifying that we’re proven belief with the award of contract for the Johan Castberg discipline improvement mission”.
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