AKER Solutions has won a contract from Statoil to build the pipeline facilities, modifications and tie-ins needed at the Mongstad terminal to receive oil from the North Sea Johan Sverdrup field.

The contract, valued at about NOK 350 million, is for engineering, procurement, construction and installation services. The work will be completed in 2019.

The pipeline receiving facilities will be constructed in an available area at the Mongstad complex on the west coast of Norway and will be tied in to all required utilities and control and safety systems. The facilities will be connected to the six existing oil caverns through a new manifold system, which will allow Johan Sverdrup crude to be distributed to any of the caverns on the site.

The contract also includes groundwork and foundation work, engineering, procurement and the construction of a pig receiver for the oil export pipeline from Johan Sverdrup.

The engineering will be carried out by Aker Solutions in Bergen and prefabrication will be done at the company’s yard in Egersund.

Local companies will also be involved during the installation phase. The groundwork will be handled by Aker Solutions’ partners.

On average, the project will employ about 50 people with an expected peak of almost 100 in mid-2017.

“Starting in early 2017 the work at Mongstad will provide opportunities for local suppliers in the Mongstad area,” said Kjetel Digre, project director for Johan Sverdrup with Statoil.

“It is also gratifying that we can include Egersund as a location and contributor delivering on the enormous jig-saw puzzle that the Johan Sverdrup project represents. In Norway all of the big yards along the entire coast are now involved in developing one of the biggest industrial projects in Norway in recent years,” Mr Digre said,

Contracts at a value of more than NOK 60 billion have been awarded for Johan Sverdrup, more than 70% of this won by Norwegian suppliers.