HOUSTON– The Johan Sverdrup utilities and living quarters (ULQ) platform topsides has sailed away from Kvaerner’s yard in Stord, western Norway, for installation in the Norwegian North Sea, according to KBR.
In 2015, KBR in a joint venture with Kvaerner signed an EPC contract with Equinor for the complete delivery of theULQ platform topsides for the Johan Sverdrup Phase 1 field development on the Norwegian continental shelf. This, the company said, is one of the largest ULQ platforms in the world and will also serve as the field center for the Johan Sverdrup development.
KBR’s London office, supported by its Jakarta office and Kvaerner, led the detailed engineering, design and procurement scope for the utility module upon signing the contract with Equinor. The accommodation module was constructed by Apply Leirvik under an EPC lump-sum subcontract.
The complete topsides was assembled at Kvaerner Stord with KBR providing engineering and procurement support during the construction and mechanical completion phase through its team collocated at Kvaerner Stord.
The company said it was also actively engaged in providing onshore commissioning assistance to Equinor to meet its targets of onshore commissioning and early habitat of the platform offshore.