On 2 May, Sif and Kvaerner signed a contract for the production of 36 leg sections, 16 pile sleeves, and 16 piles for the P2 jacket of the Johan Sverdrup project.

Johan Sverdrup is one of Norway’s five largest oil fields, and will supply between 2.1 to 3.1 billion barrels of oil. This makes it one of the most important industrial projects in Norway for the next 50 years. This gigantic Norwegian oil field consists of four platforms with jacket foundations. Each jacket is a very large truss construction. Sif has provided components for all four platforms.

Kvaerner is our client, Equinor is the co-owner and is responsible for the operation, and Heerema Marine Contractors is responsible for the transport and installation. For this project, they will be using the state-of-the-art Sleipnir – the biggest crane vessel in the world.

The total volume of the project comprises around 4,000 tonnes of leg sections, 450 tonnes of pile sleeves, and 4,500 tonnes of piles. Production is planned for mid-2019 and 2020.