Illustration of the NPAI for Shell's  Jackdaw gas field located east of Aberdeen (Source: Aker Solutions)

Aker Solutions lands EPCI contract

Norway’s Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract from Shell UK for the delivery of an offshore platform for the Jackdaw gas field off Aberdeen in the North Sea. The award of the not permanently attended installation (NPAI) follows completion of front-end engineering and design work (FEED), awarded in June 2019.

The scope includes engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of the complete wellhead platform, consisting of a topside and a steel jacket, as well as related load-out and offshore hook-up and commissioning.

Fabrication of the wellhead platform will occur at Aker Solutions’ yard in Verdal, Norway, and at its peak the project will employ over 300 people. The steel substructure including a pre-drilling deck is scheduled to be delivered from Aker Solutions’ facilities to Shell in 2023, and the topside in 2024.

"The project forms part of our broader intent to both play a key role in the transformation of Europe’s energy sector and help accelerate security of supplies,” said Kjetel Digre, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions.

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