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Kvaerner lands West White Rose tow out and installation contract

['A digital rendition of a wellhead platform being floated and tugged from a graving dock that would be built at the site of the former Argentia naval base, should Husky Energy decide to move ahead with the project, to pump oil from West White Rose. The image was submitted as part of documentation filed for environmental assessment of the project. — Image courtesy of Husky Energy']
['A digital rendition of a wellhead platform being floated and tugged from a graving dock that would be built at the site of the former Argentia naval base, should Husky Energy decide to move ahead with the project, to pump oil from West White Rose. The image was submitted as part of documentation filed for environmental assessment of the project. — Image courtesy of Husky Energy']

Norwegian company Kvaerner has landed the engineering and marine operations contract for Husky Energy’s West White Rose project.

The multi-million dollar deal will see the company conduct engineering, analysis, planning and execution of the tow out and installation of the projects concrete gravity structure (CGS).

The company was one of the main contractors for delivery of the floating production and storage vessel SeaRose FPSO at Husky’s White Rose field.

“We are very proud that Husky has again selected Kvaerner for a key project,” Kvaerner president and CEO Jan Arve Haugan stated in a press release.

“Demanding marine operations is one of Kvaerner’s core areas of expertise, and we have a track record for such projects from around the world. We will continue to strengthen our offering to this segment.”

The company says it has been the primary contractor involved in the installation of all the world’s largest concrete platforms.

Installation is scheduled for the spring of 2021.

In project contracts previously awarded, Kiewit Corp will build the topsides at its 400-acre fabrication yard in Ingleside, Texas, while the living quarters will be fabricated at the company’s offshore services facility in Marystown.

SNC Lavalin, Dragados Canada and Pennecon Ltd. will build the CGS itself at a purpose-built dry dock in Argentia; Wood Group Canada Inc. will complete the detailed engineering of the accommodation module and facilities service block for the topsides; TechnipFMC is contracted for the wellhead platform subsea tie-back system.

Construction is expected to last until 2021. First oil is anticipated for 2022, with an expected production of roughly 75,000 barrels per day produced by 2025.    

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