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Aker Solutions awarded Kollsnes contract

February 26, 2009, 16:40 CET



The Kollsnes processing plant is to be upgraded and the contract is part of Kollsnes Projects which includes the tie-in of a new pipeline from the Troll field in the North Sea.
(Photo: Kjetil Alsvik / StatoilHydro)

This contract is the principal contract in the Kollsnes Projects (KOP) which covers the tie-in for a new pipeline (P12) from the Troll field at Kollsnes together with two medium size robustness projects designed to maintain the available technical integrity of the plant and thus securing maximum sales gas volume capacities at the plant in coming years.

"The project is important for the future of the plant with a view to maintaining large volumes of gas in the time to come," says Nils Ottar Halland, vice president for processing and transport at Kollsnes in the Natural Gas business area.

The robustness projects embrace the replacement of three existing offshore mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) regeneration trains, and upgrade of waste water treatment plant. In addition to the awarded Contract scope, the Contract holds optional scope for the Upgrade of Condensate Export Pumps and the Upgrade of Cooling Water System.

The contract primarily covers engineering and procurement activities and includes fabrication and installation of pre-assembly units, pipe-racks, mechanical work, piping tie-ins and installation work at the Kollsnes Gas Terminal. The project will maximise the pre-fabrication and pre-assembly activities at EPC Contractor’s fabrication facilities with minimal installation activity at Kollsnes site. It is envisaged that peak manpower during the installation work at Kollsnes will reach approximately 650 persons.

The contract takes effect immediately with mobilisation of engineering and procurement personnel in Contractor’s offices in Oslo. The project is planned to be completed in 2012.

Gassco is Operator for the Kollsnes Gas Terminal, with StatoilHydro as its Technical Service Provider. The facilities are owned by the Gassled Joint Venture.