Statoil has, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup partners, awarded contracts for the line pipe, coating and pipe installation of the Johan Sverdrup export pipelines.
The total contract value is estimated at slightly less than 2.5 billion Norwegian Krone ($279 million). The three contracts cover both the oil and the gas export pipelines for Johan Sverdrup.
The line pipe fabrication contract for the export pipelines was awarded to Mitsui & Co. Norway A.S. Mitsui will deliver 220, 000 tons of steel for the oil and gas pipelines, totaling 430 km. Line pipe production will start at Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal steelworks in Japan shortly.
Wasco Coatings Malaysia Sdn Bhd was awarded the contract for external anti-corrosion treatment and concrete weight coating for the oil and gas pipelines, as well as internal flow coating for the gas pipeline. The work will be performed at Wasco’s factory in Malaysia in 2017. Saipem Ltd. won the pipe-lay contract for the oil and gas export pipelines. The pipe-laying operation should start in 2018.
Stabilized oil will be exported to the Mongstad terminal through a new oil pipeline connected to existing storage caverns. The oil export solution consists of a 274-km, 36-inch pipeline to the Mongstad terminal, including required modifications.
Gas will be exported to Kårstø gas terminal through a new gas pipeline. The gas export solution includes a 156-km, 18-inch pipeline tied in to the Statpipe rich gas pipeline, including a hot-tap hook-up to this pipeline.