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The subsea FEED contract makes the company well positioned for further contracts if the field development moves into the execution phase in 2022. It could potentially represent work in the range of a very large1 contract for Aker Solutions, subject to final investment decision.
The scope of the subsea production systems (SPS) FEED is planned to include 14 standardized vertical subsea trees, Vectus™ 6.0 based Control system modules, four six-slot manifolds, wellheads and a large number of tie-in and connection systems. It will also include close to 60 kilometers of umbilicals. The SPS project will be executed through the Subsea Alliance between Aker BP, Aker Solutions and Subsea 7, building on shared goals and incentives as well as a strategy to leverage technology and digital solutions in new ways to reduce carbon footprint.
The award follows the successful completion of the front-end concept and study phase, and work starts immediately with planned completion at the end of the third quarter of 2022. The FEED work will be led by Aker Solutions’ office in Tranby, Norway.
"This award continues our long-standing collaboration with Aker BP. Through the Subsea Alliance, we are early involved in the field development, optimizing design solutions and contributing to a positive final investment decision for the operators. We look forward to continuing our alliance with Aker BP and Subsea 7, with a continued strong focus on safe and efficient operations while helping to reduce the carbon footprint," said Maria Peralta, executive vice president and head of Aker Solutions’ subsea business.
The NOAKA area is located between Oseberg and Alvheim in the Norwegian North Sea. The area holds several oil and gas discoveries with gross recoverable resources estimated at more than 500 million barrels of oil equivalents, with further exploration and appraisal potential. Aker BP and Equinor will jointly develop and operate NOAKA, with LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS as license partner. Aker BP is operator of NOA Fulla. Equinor of Krafla.
The ambition is to develop the NOAKA area with a minimal carbon footprint and the facilities will be powered from shore. Digital solutions will be used extensively to ensure high efficiency and low emissions.
1Aker Solutions defines a very large contract as being between NOK 2.0 billion and NOK 3.0 billion.
Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and develop renewable solutions to meet future energy needs. By combining innovative digital solutions and predictable project execution we accelerate the transition to sustainable energy production. Aker Solutions employs approximately 15,000 people in more than 20 countries.
This press release may include forward-looking information or statements and is subject to our disclaimer, see https://akersolutions.com
This information is considered to be inside information pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
This stock exchange release was published by Lars Kulsrud, Senior Manager, Communications, Aker Solutions, on September 15, 2021 at 07:30 CEST.