Ratos Company Aibel wins contract for the construction of unmanned platform on the Norwegian continental shelf
Aibel has been awarded a contract by Aker BP for constructing the Munin platform (formerly Krafla) in the Yggdrasil area. The contract has a value of around NOK 7 billion.
The contract is an EPChc contract where Aibel is responsible for engineering, procurement and construction connected with delivering an unmanned process platform, also known as an UPP.
The project will be based on Aibel's FEED (Front-End Engineering and Design) for Krafla UPP, now Munin, which was awarded in 2021. Key priorities for the project have been safety in design, minimal maintenance requirements and simplification of systems and functions on the platform using high-reliability equipment, automation, and digitalisation, applying a so-called "design to operate" philosophy.
Munin will be the first process platform on the Norwegian continental shelf designed from start for ordinary operation without a crew.
“We will soon close a fantastic year for Aibel. In times of geopolitical unrest and following energy crisis, Aibel contributes to secure energy supply in our part of the world. That, together with the fact that the order book continues to contain many contracts within renewables, means that we are very proud owners today,” says Christian Johansson Gebauer, member of the board of Aibel and President, Business Area Construction & Services, Ratos.
Project management, procurement and engineering services will mainly be carried out at Aibel's Oslo office, with peak staffing of around 300 people. Construction will take place at Aibel's yards in Haugesund, Norway and Thailand.
“We are proud and honored to enter into a partnership with Aker BP. With this contract award, we are once again consolidating our position as a leading supplier within critical infrastructure. We really look forward to delivering on the UPP concept, which we have developed together with Equinor, and being among the pioneers of future platform solutions,” says Aibel's President and CEO, Mads Andersen.
The development of the Yggdrasil area is subject to approval by the Norwegian Parliament (the Storting).
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Ratos is a business group consisting of 16 companies divided into three business areas: Construction & Services, Consumer and Industry. In total 2021, the companies have approximately SEK 28 billion in net sales. Our business concept is to own and develop companies that are or can become market leaders. We have a distinct corporate culture and strategy – everything we do is based on our core values: Simplicity, Speed in execution and It’s All About People. We enable independent companies to excel by being part of something larger. People, leadership, culture and values are key focus areas.