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The first jacket for Johan Sverdrup completed

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The Riser Platform (RP) jacket for the Johan Sverdrup development will be ready for delivery in July and was given the name Ægir at a ceremony held at Kvaerner’s yard at Verdal.

The jacket is the first major structure for the Johan Sverdrup project to be completed. The gigantic 26 000 tonne jacket is the largest that has been constructed in Europe for the North Sea, and is completed according to schedule.

Kvaerner has been awarded the contract for three jackets and the utility and living quarters (ULQ) topside together with KBR for the Johan Sverdrup development, which is the largest Norwegian industry project of our time. At Kvaerner’s yard at Verdal, the work for the remaining two jackets is progressing as planned and at Kvaerner’s yard at Stord, the Johan Sverdrup ULQ topside is on schedule. Now, as the work on gigantic RP jacket is completed, the yard at Verdal prepares for the load out scheduled later this summer followed by the sail away to the field.

"In the true spirit of Verdal, we deliver yet again a fantastic product with the right quality and to the agreed price. The giant named Ægir is number 43 in a line of jackets delivered from the yard here at Verdal and it will soon start the journey to the field”, said EVP Structural Solutions in Kvaerner, Sturla Magnus.

Following the tradition of all major constructions from Kvaerner’s yard in Verdal, the jacket got a symbolic name based on historical Norwegian culture. Ægir is the ruler of the ocean in Norse mythology.Kvaerner’s extensive business within oil and gas developments includes a leading position in the market for big steel jackets for the North Sea region. The company has delivered 43 steel jackets for offshore platforms for the past 43 years. The jacket for the riser platform for Johan Sverdrup will be the biggest and most complex one from Kvaerner so far. The next Johan Sverdrup jacket in line for delivery from Verdal is the Drilling Platform (DP) jacket which will be completed early in 2018, followed by the Process Platform (P1) jacket to be completed during summer 2018.

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