Continuing its track record of more than two decades of successful delivery for Equinor, Wood has been awarded a contract to provide EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction, and installation) services in Norway.
Under the $84m contract, Wood will deliver all topside modifications at Equinor’s Grane installation in preparation for the tie-back of the Breidablikk subsea development. Modifications will include the integration of new pipelines and an umbilical, as well as increasing capacity for produced water at the facility. The majority of the preparatory work will be carried out by Wood’s teams in Sandefjord and Stavanger in Norway.
The work has been awarded following successful delivery of the FEED study, which was awarded with an option for the EPCI scope in 2019.
Dave Stewart, CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions business in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, comments: “We are pleased to support the development of the Breidablikk tie-in project, which aligns with our ambition to support our clients with realising the full potential of their project portfolios.
“We have built a strong working relationship with Equinor over more than two decades and we look forward to continuing our track record as a key contributor to this impressive project.”
Lars Fredrik Bakke, Wood’s senior vice president in Norway, adds: “Our involvement in this project allows us to leverage the maintenance, modifications, and operational expertise within our Norway organisation to ensure the successful integration of this subsea tie-back.
“Winning this contract strengthens our position as a key partner in extending production from existing infrastructure, both in Norway and globally.”
The Breidablikk discovery will be developed as a subsea field with a tie-back to the Grane platform. The preparatory tie-in modifications at the Grane installation will be completed in the first half of 2024.
This contract is subject to final approval of the development by Norwegian authorities.
The banner image shows the Breidablikk development. © Equinor