Lundin Energy let an engineering, procurement, construction and integration (EPCI) contract to Aker Solutions for the integration of a high-voltage electrical boiler package as part of the electrification of the operator’s Edvard Grieg platform in the Utsira High area of the North Sea, about 180 km west of Stavanger, Norway.
The electrical boilers will replace the gas turbines which generate heat on the platform, making Edvard Grieg a fully electrified platform. All heating and power needed for the platform will come from electrical power from shore by 2022, accounting for an emission reduction of 200,000 metric tons/year of CO2.
The work starts immediately and will involve more than 50 employees at Aker Solutions' facilities in Fornebu, Stavanger and Egersund, Norway.
Aker Solutions has previously provided engineering work for the Edvard Grieg development.