Sif piles to secure North Sea Sverdrup Phase 2 jacket

May 16, 2019

Offshore staff

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands – Kvaerner has contracted Sif to supply 36 leg sections, 16 pile sleeves, and 16 piles for the P2 processing platform jacket for Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project in the Norwegian North Sea.

Previously Sif provided components for all four Phase 1 platforms.

Heerema Marine Contractors is responsible for transport and installation of the completed P2 jacket, using the company’s new heavy-lift crane vessel Sleipnir.

Sif will start production of the 4,000 metric tons (4,409 tons) of leg sections, 450 metric tons (496 tons) of pile sleeves, and 4,500 metric tons (4,960 tons) of piles in mid-2019, with the program continuing through 2020.

Earlier this month Heerema’s crane vessel Thialf installed the jacket Kvaerner supplied for the new Valhall Flank West platform for operator Aker BP in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Sif delivered four gripper piles and four main piles to secure the jacket to the seafloor, with a combined weight of 2,062 metric tons (2,273 tons) of steel.