Equinor, Aibel strengthen Norway engineering co-operation

May 13, 2022
Equinor and Aibel have entered into a strategic agreement to ensure a long-term collaboration, with plans to focus on offshore wind and electrification of oil and gas installations.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway — Equinor has formed a 10-year collaboration agreement with engineering group Aibel.

Over the past few years, Equinor has awarded Aibel the majority of contracts for further development of its mature Norwegian offshore fields.

During that period, the two companies have worked on a joint improvement program related to safety and efficiency in the projects.

Aibel is Equinor’s main supplier of maintenance and modification services on its offshore and onshore installations, with the framework agreement for these services recently extended to March 2026.

Mads Andersen, CEO of Aibel, said the new agreement will offer the company “predictability and a better foundation for long-term planning and competence development with less vulnerability to market fluctuations."

Over the past few years, Aibel has supplied offshore converter platforms for Equinor’s offshore wind projects, such as Dogger Bank A, B and C in the U.K. It has also performed hookup of high-voltage systems offshore, the latest assignments including Johan Sverdrup and Wisting in the Barents Sea.

The companies will pursue further opportunities for standardization and simplification in offshore wind and electrification of oil and gas installations.