Huldra job for Aker Verdal

September 11, 1998, 01:15 CEST

The jacket for Statoil's Huldra platform will be built by Aker Verdal under a NOK 250 million contract awarded today.

Construction of the steel structure begins next June at the company's Verdal yard in mid-Norway. Its Aker Engineering affiliate will start design work around the end of the year.

Due to weigh 5 200 tonnes, the 150-metre-tall jacket is scheduled to be ready for installation on the North Sea gas and condensate field in the spring of 2000.