Another major Kårstø and Kollsnes contract

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Aibel is the winner of a contract for modification work at the Kårstø and Kollsnes plants. The contract is worth over NOK 375 million.

The contract is awarded by Statoil on behalf of the operator Gassco.

'This is only one of many major modification contracts awarded Aibel in the last six months. We are very pleased,’ says President and CEO Jan Skogseth in Aibel.

The assignment is to carry out modifications at the Kårstø plant, enabling it to process light oil from Gudrun and condensate from Sleipner. In addition, eight compressors, three at Kårstø and five at Kollsnes, will be significantly upgraded.

Full service provider
Through the contract, Aibel will be responsible for engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation. Approximately 150 employees will be engaged in the work.

‘Kårstø plays a very important role in the transport and processing of gas and condensate from the Norwegian continental shelf. We have been present at the plant for a long time and know it very well,’ says Skogseth.

He emphasises that Aibel has had the framework agreement for maintenance and modification work at Kårstø for over 15 years.

Assistance from Scotland
The contract will be managed from Haugesund. The duration is just over two years.

The engineering starts immediately, and will be performed in cooperation with Foster Wheeler Energy Limited in Scotland.

As early as January next year, the prefabrication will start in Haugesund. ‘To ensure that we are keeping the schedule, we are moving our project management over to Glasgow for six months,’ says Skogseth.

‘We appreciate the renewed confidence from Statoil, and look forward to start working on the assignment,’ he concludes.

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