Norwegian yard Rosenberg Worley in Stavanger has signed an EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation) contract to modernise the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Jotun A. The contract has been awarded by the Norwegian energy company Var Energi for work on the FPSO used on the Balder/Ringhorne fields redevelopment in the Norwegian North Sea.
Rosenberg Worley will manage the life extension of the Jotun A to help secure oil and gas production from the Balder field, originally developed by ExxonMobil, to continue until 2045. Local suppliers in the southern Norway region will account for much of the support work. Rosenberg Worley started planning activities for the programme in May this year, which is being coordinated with continuing front-end engineering and design (FEED) work that Aker Solutions started last December. Aker Solutions will continue to provide engineering services during the execution phase. Var Energi aims to transport the FPSO to the Rosenberg Worley yard in Stavanger in spring 2020 for an estimated 15-month stay. The project would require a workforce of more than 1,500 people at its peak.