Fossil Energy – Jackdaw Platform
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract from Shell UK for the delivery of a not permanently attended installation (NPAI) for the Jackdaw gas field.
Located east of Aberdeen in the North Sea, the field at peak production rates could represent over 6% of projected UK North Sea gas production in the middle of this decade.
The award follows the completion of front-end engineering and design work (FEED), awarded in June 2019.
The scope includes engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of the complete wellhead platform, consisting of topside and a steel jacket, as well as related load-out and offshore hook-up and commissioning.
Fabrication of the wellhead platform will happen at Aker Solutions’ yard in Verdal, Norway, and at its peak the project will employ over 300 people. The steel substructure including a pre-drilling deck is to be delivered from Aker Solutions’ facilities to Shell in 2023, and the topside in 2024.
In the project, Aker Solutions will continue the cooperation with external suppliers Rambøll and Leirvik, who were part of developing the FEED.