Contract to Reinertsen for topside modifications of Heimdal platforms

October 29, 2002, 00:00 CET

Norsk Hydro ASA has issued a NOK 330 million contract to Reinertsen AS for topside modifications of the Heimdal platforms.

The contract with Reinertsen AS includes tie-in of a 12-inch flowline and umbilical from neighboring fields Byggve/Skirne, modification work of the process plant and fabrication and installation of a 400-ton gas compression module.

The contract also contains options for additional work like maintenance and modifications during the contract period.

The start up of the gas/condensate production from the Byggve/Skirne wells is planned for March 2004 and the gas compression part of the project has a planned completion date of October 2005. The contract contains engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation work (EPCI).

"All major equipment, critical for the progress of the work, was ordered last summer and is progressing well," says Karsten Knutsen, project manager from HTP. Hydro has experience with Reinertsen from other projects and Knutsen looks forward to good cooperation on the Byggve/Skirne project on Heimdal.

Heimdal is located 180 kilometers north-west of Stavanger and consists of a riser and distribution platform (HRP) and the main platform (HMP1). The two platforms constitute a gas and condensate distribution center in the North Sea with Norsk Hydro as operator and several tie-in, and modification projects have been completed on the Heimdal Center over the past years.

The fields Byggve/Skirne are operated by TotalFinaElf. Hydro has a 10% share in this North Sea licence.