Statoil Taps Aker Solutions for Gudrun Offshore Jacket

Statoil has awarded Aker Solutions an EPC contract for the Gudrun jacket. The contract value is approximately NOK 420 million.

"We are very pleased that it has been decided to realise the Gudrun project and we are looking forward to take on this project for Statoil and its partners. Our efforts to increase our competitiveness now shows result in this contract award", says Nina Udnes Tronstad, President of Aker Solutions in Verdal.

The contract will be executed by the Aker Solutions yard in Verdal, and includes engineering, procurement, construction, load-out and sea-fastening of the steel jacket and associated piles.

The detail engineering starts immediately, while fabrication in Verdal will commence in July 2010. The jacket will be delivered summer 2011 and will then become number 35 in the series of jackets delivered by Aker Verdal.