Subsea 7 has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Aker BP for the Ærfugl Phase 2 gas field development, located approximately 210 kilometres west of Sandnessjøen in the Norwegian Sea.
This EPCI contract is a long-distance tie-back involving the application of Subsea 7’s Electrically Heat Traced Flowline (EHTF) technology for a distance of 13.5 km from the subsea location to the existing Skarv infrastructure. Subsea 7 has a long-term subsea alliance agreement with Aker BP.
Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway. Fabrication of the EHTF system will take place at Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway with offshore operations taking place during 2020 and 2021.
Monica Th. Bjørkmann, Vice President Subsea 7 Norway says, “This award acknowledges Subsea 7 as a key partner in the delivery of pioneering technology, underlining our proven track record of safe and successful project execution in some of the harshest offshore environments. Electrically Heat Traced Flowlines have been developed by Subsea 7, in collaboration with InterPipe, to deliver leading insulation performance and enable cost-effective long-distance tiebacks. We look forward to continuing our alliance with Aker BP for the development of Ærfugl and future projects.”
Note: Subsea 7 defines a sizeable contract as being between USD 50 million and USD 150 million.