Kvaerner has been awarded by Allseas a contract to dismantle and recycle three giant topsides, three jackets, and 4 bridges from Aker BP’s Valhall and Hod fields situated offshore Norway.
The contract includes a mixed weight of 33,000 tonnes, in addition to choices for one more 5,000 tonnes.
The project will at peak present work for round 100 individuals. Kvaerner stated on Tuesday.
The Aker BP-operated Valhall and Hod fields have since manufacturing began in 1982 produced a couple of billion barrels of oil equivalents. After the brand new manufacturing and lodging platform got here in 2013, a few of the oil installations will likely be eliminated.
Kvaerner has already began the decommissioning of the outdated Valhall lodging platform however has now been awarded further elimination work on the sphere.
Aker BP has given Allseas, with Kvaerner as a subcontractor, the project to take away and decommission the drilling platform and the manufacturing platform from the Valhall area, along with the unmanned Hod platform that’s linked to Valhall.
The undertaking additionally contains three jackets and 4 bridges.
The buildings will likely be faraway from the sphere by Allseas, and delivered to Kvaerner’s decommissioning services at Stord the place they are going to be dismantled and recycled.
The first buildings are anticipated to reach Stord in 2022. The drilling platform, the method platform and one jacket from the Valhall area will likely be delivered first, whereas Hod and the remaining buildings are deliberate to reach in 2025.
The methodology work will start later this 12 months, whereas element offshore mapping and engineering work will begin in 2021.
Magnus Kise, SVP decommissioning tasks in Kvaerner, stated: “In this undertaking, we can even utilise a newly developed automated slicing machine for pipes and beams, which is able to scale back the necessity for handbook work considerably and thus scale back threat.
“Combined, these measures allow us to deal with these kinds of tasks in a secure method”.
In associated information, Kvaerner has lately been awarded a contract for delivering the topside and metal substructure for the brand new, unmanned wellhead platform on the Hod area.
Aker BP has additionally lately submitted its plans for improvement and operation for the Hod undertaking to the nation’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
The authentic Hod platform was the primary unmanned platform on the Norwegian continental shelf when it began manufacturing in 1990.
First oil from the brand new Hod platform – which will likely be named Hod B – is deliberate for the primary quarter of 2022.
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