Plate-cutting work has begun for Norway’s next two large offshore development projects, Yggdrasil and Valhall PWP-Fenris, contractor Aker Solutions said September 4.
These projects add a lot of value, including over 2,000 jobs in Norway, in addition to 100 new apprentices every year, it said. Aker Solutions signed contracts with the operator Aker BP last year that added up to its biggest every quarterly order: close to Nkr 50 ($4.7)bn.
The work includes four new offshore platforms including steel jackets and it will be done together with Aker BP (headquarters pictured below, courtesy the company), Siemens Energy and ABB in the fixed alliance facilities.
“After years of engineering and preparations, we are now entering the construction phase. These projects will involve hundreds of suppliers and provide large ripple effects in the form of revenue and jobs in local communities throughout large parts of Norway,” said Aker Solutions.