Aker Solutions received an EPC contract for the delivery of two steel jackets for the Clair Ridge project. Also included in the contract is load-out and sea fastening of the jackets and associated piles. The Drilling and Production jacket will have a total weight of 24,582 tons (22,300 tonnes), and the Quarter's Utility jacket will have a total weight of about 9,921 tons (9,000 tonnes).
Detailed engineering will start immediately, while fabrication in Verdal will commence in June 2011. The jacket will be ready for load-out in mid-February 2013 and delivered in March. Clair is located 46 miles (75 kilometers) west of Shetland, in approximately 459 feet (140 meters) of water. BP operates the field, holding a 28.6% interest.
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