Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Norway

Source: press release, 11 August 2022

Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway
Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway (photo: Subsea 7)

Subsea 7 has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Aker BP for the Trell and Trine field development, located in the Alvheim area of the North Sea.

The project involves a subsea tie-back of approximately 21 kilometres to the Alvheim FPSO, via the existing East Kameleon subsea manifold. The contract scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the pipelines, spools, protection covers and tie-ins using key vessels from Subsea 7’s fleet. The production pipeline is a pipe-in-pipe design.

Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway. Fabrication of the pipelines will take place at Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway and offshore operations are expected to take place in 2023 and 2024.

Monica Th. Bjørkmann, Vice President for Subsea 7 Norway says, “This award is a continuation of Aker BP’s exciting development of the Alvheim area. The Trell and Trine field development is an excellent example of how our collaboration with Aker BP and Aker Solutions, through the Aker BP Subsea Alliance*, builds upon our collective experience from previous and ongoing projects. The partnership enables Subsea 7 to engage early in the field development process, optimising design solutions and contributing to a positive final investment decision. Subsea 7 is looking forward to continuing our collaboration for the Trell & Trine field development, with a focus on safe, efficient and reliable operations.”

Note: Subsea 7 defines a sizeable contract as being between USD 50 million and USD 150 million.

*The Aker BP Subsea Alliance is a partnership between Aker BP, Subsea 7 and Aker Solutions.