Aibel awarded the KIP job

On behalf of operator Gassco, Statoil today awarded Aibel a large scale upgrading job at the Kårstø facility. The contract is worth about NOK 200 million including the options.

– The contract on Kårstø is very important and was awarded to us following tough competition in a highly demanding modification market. The job will provide work for about 100 people at its peak, and will start immediately, says EVP Modifications at Aibel, Jan Ståle Skår.

Considerable upgrades
Aibel has for several years performed large and small scale jobs on Kårstø, and therefore has extensive knowledge of the facility. Through today's awarding of the KIP project (Kårstø Integrity Project), the Kårstø facility will be upgraded in order to ensure a solid manufacturing performance and increased technical integrity at the facility. Aibel will be executing work in connection with planning, purchasing, fabrication and installation, including the necessary demolition work. The job consists of several projects, but the main job will be upgrading the fire water and depressurisation systems as well as upgrading the Aalborg boiler.

Additionally, the contract includes two options. The most extensive option includes preparing and installing a mercury filter in the Statpipe intake. This option may be awarded in the New Year, and is worth about NOK 50 million. The second option is included in option number one, and will include preparing for future installation of the mercury filter.

The work will continue throughout the end of 2018, and will be run from the Aibel office in Haugesund.

Aibel is a leading service company within the oil and gas industry and is established in renewable energy.

The company`s around 4,300 employees in Norway and abroad are engaged onshore and offshore. With seven locations in Norway, the company is located near the customers. In addition to operations in Norway, Aibel is also located in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark.

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