Aker Solutions Wins Clair Ridge Jacket EPC Contract

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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