Statoil has awarded Heerema the contract for the Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) of the unmanned wellhead platform at Oseberg Vestflanken 2, as well as the transport and installation of the platform.
Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) will carry out the engineering, procurement and construction of the unmanned wellhead platform and Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) will be responsible for the transport and installation of the platform. Fabrication of the platform will start in June this year and the sail away is scheduled for summer 2017, followed by installation with HMC’s Semi Submersible Crane Vessel.
Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, CEO of Heerema Fabrication Group, states: “We are very pleased that we have been awarded this contract, for which the lean and innovative concept of our engineers was the basis. Our design of an unmanned wellhead platform with no facilities, helicopter deck or lifeboats represents a new solution in Norway with great possibilities. It meets the challenges of lower investment costs and higher efficiency requirements of Statoil. Our innovative and detailed design capability, knowledge and experience are recognized as critical success factors for the execution of this project. Also important to Statoil is that the engineering, procurement and construction of the platform will be executed on one site, our Zwijndrecht yard.”