The board of Lundin Petroleum was very satisfied with what they saw when they visited Kværner Verdal in week 39. Three of four sides are already in place on the steel jacket for the Edvard Grieg platform and the project is on schedule for delivery in the first quarter of next year.
Lundin Petroleum’s board and the management of Lundin Norway visited Kværner Verdal to attend meetings with the senior management in Kværner and to see the steel jacket for the Edvard Grieg platform with their own eyes to ensure the quality and progress are according to plan. One of the advantages of constructing in Norway is that it is easier and cheaper for Lundin Norway to follow-up progress at the shipyard.
Managing Director Torstein Sanness noted that what he saw in Verdal could have a positive effect on the discussions regarding construction contracts for the Johan Sverdrup field, assuming that further work will continue in the same vein.
So far, the development of the Edvard Grieg field has resulted in construction assignments worth more than NOK 10 billion. All contracts have been awarded to Norwegian shipyards.
“We did not choose Kværner Verdal based on charity. We chose them because they came out on top in the international tender competition”, says President and CEO Ashley Heppenstall.