Equinor: Njord Bravo FSU Now Docked in Norway for Refurbishment
Equinor confirmed Monday, on social media site Twitter, that the Njord Bravo floating storage unit (FSU) has now docked at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund, Norway, where it “will be refurbished and maintained before going back to the Njord field for 20 more years”.
Bravo for the floating storage unit 👏🏼 Njord Bravo, now docked at Aibel in Haugesund. Here the ship will be refurbished and maintained before going back to the Njord field for 20 more years. pic.twitter.com/SVUsjUFMxB— Equinor (@Equinor) 9 July 2018
In a video posted by Equinor on Twitter, it was confirmed that, at Aibel, up to 600 employees will be “engaged” by the Njord Bravo project “at peak”. The FSU is expected back at the Njord field in 2020, according to the video.
Back in April this year, Aibel announced that it had secured a contract from Statoil (now known as Equinor) for the refurbishment and lifetime extension of Njord Bravo. The fabrication contract was said to hold an estimated value of approximately $167 million (NOK 1.3 billion).
“This is a substantial contract for Aibel, and it confirms our leading position within large modification assignments on Norwegian continental shelf,” Aibel CEO Mads Andersen said in a company statement at the time.
The Njord field was discovered in 1986 and production started in 1997. Partners at the field are DEA Norge AS (50 percent), Neptun Energy Norge AS (20 percent), Equinor Energy AS (20 percent), Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (7.5 percent) and VNG Norge AS (2.5 percent).
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