Foster Wheeler, a worldwide contractor for engineering and construction, has proclaimed that Global Engineering and Construction Group’s subsidiary has received a comprehensive design engineering services contract from Aibel, which has been chosen as the contractor by Statoil for providing major engineering, procurement and construction services to the Kårstø Development Project (KDP) 2013 for the Kollsnes and Kårstø oil and gas processing plants situated in Norway.
The contract value of this project was not revealed. A small primary release of the work was integrated in the second-quarter bookings of the company. The major work extent of Foster Wheeler will be incorporated in the 2011 third quarter bookings of the company.
The work scope of Foster Wheeler comprises comprehensive design engineering services to alter the Kårstø plant for processing light oil from the offshore oil field of the Gudrun and allowing it to condensate from the Sleipner field. In addition, the work range of Foster Wheeler encloses the advancement of eight compressors, in which five will be at Kollsnes and three at Kårstø. There are two further work ranges, which is integrated as options according to the KDP 2013 contract containing removal of hydrogen sulfide at Kårstø and a boiler upgrade project. So far, this work was not given and is based on Statoil to select the options.
Statoil is operating for Gassco, which is the operator for the Kollsnes and Kårstø terminals that are possessed by the Gassled joint venture and Statoil acts as the provider of technical services.