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Member News12th Jun 2023

Aker Solutions wins pioneering Johan Castberg contract

Aker Solutions has contracted with fellow Norwegian Equinor to deliver the first Submersible Wireless Installer for Tubing (SWIFT™), the engineering firm said June 12.

Its market advantage is a long list of operational cost and carbon-footprint savings by providing umbilical-less TH installations and retrievals that streamline operations. In automatic mode, SWIFTTM reduces the risk of human error by eliminating handling in the hazardous area known as “the rig red zone”. 

The assignment, at the Johan Castberg field, will last about two years and covers 18 TH installations, starting June 2024. “With SWIFT™, we bring an integrated package of products, tooling, and offshore personnel to Johan Castberg TH installation operations,” Aker Solutions said.

SWIFT™ was developed in partnership with Envirex and will be manufactured in its facilities in Bryne, Norway.