On Monday, Det norske signed the contract for delivery of the living quarters of Ivar Aasen.
The project will be carried out by Apply’s business area LQ & Helidecks. The seven-floor living quarters has a total area of 3 300 m2, a capacity of 70 single cabins, recreation areas, changing rooms, control room, helicopter deck and all other facilities required for operation of an offshore hotel. The living quarters will be built in aluminium. Engineering work has commenced and the delivery is planned for the second quarter of 2016.
The living quarters will be engineered and assembled at Apply Leirvik, located at Stord.
Sr. VP Projects of Det norske, Bård Atle Hovd, is very pleased with the award of the contract to Apply Leirvik.
– In competition with foreign bidders, we are delighted that the contract was awarded to a Norwegian contractor with special expertise in aluminium. This shows that Norwegian contractors are competitive. The best contractor has been selected on the basis of an overall assessment of price and quality.
Apply LQ & Helidecks is presently also engaged in the delivery of living quarters to Eldfisk 2/7 S, the Edvard Grieg, the Martin Linge and the Gina Krog fields, and the Hebron field development in Canada.The Apply Group is a leading supplier of services and technology products to the international oil and gas industry. The group has an annual turnover of approximately NOK 3 billion. The group has around 2 000 employees. HitecVision and the investment company Køhlergruppen are majority owners in Apply AS.
Det norske oljeselskap ASA is the operator of the Ivar Aasen field, holding a 35 percent ownership interest. Partners are Statoil (50 percent) and Bayerngas (15 percent). The Ivar Aasen field contains approximately 150 million barrels of oil equivalents. Oil production is planned to commence in the fourth quarter of 2016.