FORNEBU, Norway – Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has contracted Aker Solutions for drilling equipment to go on Statoil’s new Mariner fieldproduction platform in the UK northern North Sea.
Aker will provide a complete topside equipment package and support services, both at DSME’s shipyard in South Korea and during the offshore installation phase. All equipment is expected to be delivered in 2015.
There is an option to supply an identical drilling equipment package for Statoil’s planned production facility at the nearbyBressay field.
Aker Solutions’ Kristiansand and Asker facilities in Norway and its Erkelenz plant in Germany will handle most of the manufacturing.