• 2018 December 13 17:25

    Building of Johan Sverdrup Phase II begins

    Aker Solutions, Kvaerner and Equinor celebrate the start of the fabrication for the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup development. This is Norway’s largest industrial project in three decades, the Company said in a press release.

    Aker Solutions has worked closely with Kvaerner in a 50/50 joint venture to support Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup Riser Platform modification project since May 2018. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation of a 5,000 metric-ton utility module, as well as modifications of the field center and integration of a second processing platform.

    The utility module will be built at Kvaerner's yard at Stord. The prefabrication for the module will be done by various subcontractors in Poland. Aker Solutions' yard in Egersund will perform the prefabrication for the offshore integration.

    "We are proud to deliver this giant industrial project together with Kvaerner and Equinor," said Knut Sandvik, executive vice president, greenfield projects at Aker Solutions.

    Peak manning for Aker Solutions will be approximately 300 employees.

    Johan Sverdrup
    Johan Sverdrup is estimated to hold 2.2 billion to 3.2 billion barrels of oil equivalents. It is expected to produce up to 660,000 barrels of oil equivalents a day when fully developed in 2022, equal to about a quarter of the current domestic output. Production is scheduled to start in 2019. It is predicted to last for about 50 years.

    Equinor is the operator for the development, which spans over three licenses. Other partners include Lundin Norway, Petoro, Aker BP and Total.

    From FEED to Installation – Following the Development of Johan Sverdrup
    Aker Solutions provided feasibility and concept studies for the Johan Sverdrup discovery in 2012-2013, supporting the partnership in developing a robust development concept. In late 2013, the company won a portfolio framework agreement from Equinor to provide engineering services, procurement and management assistance (EPMA) for the first phase of the development. The front-end engineering design (FEED) was executed in 2014, engaging one of the largest FEED teams ever assembled by the company to detail out the four platform field center concept.

    In 2018, Aker Solutions completed the FEED for phase two of the development, including the module and work to integrate this with the riser platform. This work was secured in 2017 as part of a 10-year framework engineering agreement for Johan Sverdrup that was awarded to Aker Solutions in 2013.




2019 June 18

12:41 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approves revised project for Phase 1 of dry bulk terminal in Taman
12:28 Bunker prices show slight changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:24 Jan De Nul secures Formosa 2 OWF contract in Taiwan and underlines its expansion in Asian OWFs
12:05 AtoB@C starts to offer port towage and related services in Port of Raahe
11:39 East-Siberian Inland Navigation Company launches bunkering tanker of Project RT37 for Baikal
11:16 Regional Manager Simon Neo set to leave IBIA
10:52 IBIA board member elected President of the Panama Maritime Chamber
10:47 NAVTOR integrates environmental regulations into voyage planning with Total Marine Solutions MOU
10:27 Maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region easier with BASEMAPS
09:53 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.05% to $60.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.1% to $51.88
09:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 18
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,093 points

2019 June 17

18:24 USCG saves six people, tows disabled vessel in Port Etches
17:59 Denis Krylov appointed General Director of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
17:28 China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules
17:04 Mermaid Maritime borrows a loan of USD 65 mln to extend the financing of two vessels
16:41 Neptune Lines welcomes Neptune Galene & Neptune Thalassa after scrubber installation
16:23 DG Termināls invests about 1 million euros during the year
16:17 Finnish ferry getting a diesel-electrical drivetrain system
16:04 MSC Katya R. sets record as largest container ship to boost Costa Rican export links to Europe
15:45 Singapore to host 18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit
15:26 Onezhsky Shipyard launches multifunctional buoy tender for Volga-Baltic Basin
15:04 Hunter Group sells one vessel
14:42 Gdansk, Poland to host 6th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit
14:19 Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions
14:12 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
13:55 Finland hosts an EU–China maritime meeting
13:31 AWT completed stage III of modernization and expansion of the Paskov Terminal
13:24 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,007 in RF spot market
13:10 The Irish Port of Cork and Port of Amsterdam to collaborate
12:48 Pella Shipyard launches tugboat of project 90600, Sadko, built for Sevmash-Shelf (video)
12:31 Port of Oakland exports up 8.4 percent in May 2019
12:01 North Carolina Ports adopts Vortex port equipment simulator
11:30 MEYER WERFT announces the keel laying for the new cruise ship IONA
11:15 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-May’19 declined by 1.3% to 225.91 million tonnes
11:00 Panama Canal issues proposal to modify tolls structure
10:59 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-May’2019 fell by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 19.79 million tonnes
10:37 Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard launches PPA “Paolo Thaon di Revel”
10:21 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.26% to $62.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.19% to $52.87
09:38 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-May’2019 was nearly flat YoY at 261.39 million tonnes
09:19 Diana Shipping commences self tender offer to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 17
09:10 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,085 points

2019 June 16

17:13 DC area agencies to conduct mass rescue exercise off National Harbor
16:05 Boskalis appointed as salvor for both damaged tankers in the Gulf of Oman
15:53 Fincantieri and Naval Group sign a joint venture agreement
13:47 Diana Shipping Inc. announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel, the MV Thetis
12:47 WSC unveils its hybrid patrol vessel at Seawork 2019
11:41 GasLog Partners LP announces new multi-year charter agreement with Gunvor

2019 June 15

15:44 Wight Shipyard rolls out its new windfarm support vessel concept at Seawork Int'l 2019
13:17 Malta Freeport hosts its first LNG-powered container ship
12:53 Petrobras closes the sale of TAG
11:41 USCG, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island
08:43 Vessel training simulation underway at Tema Port’s new Terminal 3

2019 June 14

18:05 Ole Martin Grimsrud appointed CFO of Aker Solutions
17:44 USCG Cordova FOL crew saves man stranded for three days on Montague Island
17:05 Knud E. Hansen wins two separate contracts for innovative large RoRo vessels
16:41 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
16:26 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 90,300 tonnes of cargo in Jan-May’2019, down 38.7% Y-o-Y