The 22 000 tonnes topside for the new offshore platform for the Edvard Grieg field is ready for delivery, in line with the contract awarded three years ago. Hence, the project is in an exceptional case with respect to avoiding costly delays or quality challenges. Lundin Norway is the operator of the field and ordered the topside as a complete EPC delivery from Kvaerner in 2012. In addition to delivering the topside as agreed, the project also had a high share of work performed in Norway. The Norwegian value creation from both Kvaerner and subcontractors totals around 70 percent of the delivery.
The next phase for the topside is preparations for tow-out and thereafter hook-up of all systems before production starts offshore. The construction phase now being completed started 3 May 2012 when Lundin Norway signed a letter of intent of around NOK 8 billion with Kvaerner for the complete EPC delivery of the Edvard Grieg platform topside. In addition, Kvaerner was awarded the contract to assist Lundin in preparing the platform for production when both the steel substructure, as well as all parts of the topside has been installed at the field.
Kvaerner has under a separate EPC contract also delivered the steel jacket substructure for the Edvard Grieg platform. The 14 500 tonnes structure was delivered as agreed in the spring of 2014 from Kvaerner's specialised facilities for steel jackets in Verdal, Norway.