Aker Verdal takes on Clair jackets

The BP-led Clair Ridge Joint Venture has contracted Aker Solutions for two steel jackets for the project, west of Shetland.

Offshore staff

VERDAL, Norway -- The BP-led Clair Ridge Joint Venture has contracted Aker Solutions for two steel jackets for the project, west of Shetland.

Aker Solutions' yard in Verdal will perform the work, which comprises engineering, procurement, construction, load-out, and sea fastening of the two jackets and associated piles.

The drilling and production jacket will weigh 22,300 metric tons (24,581 tons) in total, and the living quarters utility jacket around 9,000 mt (9,921 t).

Detailed engineering is already way, with fabrication due to start in June 2011. Both jackets should be ready for load-out in mid-February 2013, for final delivered the following month.

Verdal also is building one platform jacket each for Statoil’s Gudrun and ConocoPhillips’ Ekofisk 2/4L projects in the North Sea.

07/12/2010

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