Det norske oljeselskap ASA has awarded Saipem the contract for supply of the steel jacket for the Ivar Aasen platform. The contract is worth NOK 709 million. The steel jacket will be constructed in Arbatax, located on Sardinia. The height of the jacket, to be installed at a water depth of 112 meters, is 138 meters. The total weight, piles included, is 14,400 tons.
Det norske has also awarded the contract for transportation and installation (T&I) to Saipem. This contract is worth NOK 310 million, and ensures that the platform deck will be lifted onto the jacket during the planned time slot. The steel jacket will be lifted into place in April 2015, whereas the platform deck is scheduled to be lifted onto the jacket in May/June 2016.
The engineering work for both contracts will be performed in London.
Saipem employs over 40,000 people and it one of the world’s largest international oil and gas companies. The company has had a presence in Norway since 1990. The first major contract was signed with Statoil to develop the Kristin field in 2003. Saipem currently holds a five-year contract with ENI Norge for drilling and development of the Goliat field, located in the Barents Sea.
During the last decade, Saipem has contributed engineering work to more than 100 offshore projects.
Partners in the Ivar Aasen field are Det norske oljeselskap ASA (35 percent), Statoil ASA (50 percent) and Bayerngas Norge As (15 percent).