Norway's Bergen Group has won a NOK212m ($35.5m) contract from Statoil to carry out an onshore modification project on the Njord Bravo floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel.
Work on the FSO unit, to be carried out at the Bergen Group Rosenberg yard, will include a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study as well as engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning.
Bergen will provide upgrades to the vessel's accommodation, machinery, thrusters and control system, alongside deck and outer hull surface protection to be carried out by sub-contractor Kaefer Energy.
Njord Bravo FSO will have a length of 240m and a storage capacity of 110,000 cubic metres.
The first part of the work will start later this month with the FEED study, while the detailed design and planning will be executed during the vessel's docking period of three to four months, scheduled to start in June 2013.
Bergen Group Rosenberg CEO and Bergen Group Offshore EVP Kristin Færøvik said, "This work scope will also fit very well with our other on-going activities in the project execution period."
Image: An illustration of the Njord Bravo FSO in the dry dock at Bergen Group Rosenberg in Stavanger. Photo: Bergen Group