Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded a contract by Samsung Heavy Industries for the transportation of three topside modules of a riser platform and the topside of a processing platform for the Johan Sverdrup project, offshore Norway.
Under the contract, which carries a value of approximately $40 million, the three riser platform modules will be transported in the first half of 2018. The transportation of the topside of the processing platform is expected to take place in the first half of 2019.
Johan Sverdrup is one of the five biggest oil fields on the Norwegian continental shelf with expected resources of between 1.7 and 3 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The project is a joint development by Statoil, Lundin Norway, Petoro, Det norske oljeselskap and Maersk Oil.
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