Aker Solutions in Aberdeen is to manufacture and deliver a number of subsea control modules and topside power units as part of an £8 million contract with Dana Petroleum plc. The company has signed a contract for the project management, engineering, procurement and construction of a number of subsea systems for the Western Isles Development Project on the UK continental shelf. It marks the first contract agreement between the two companies. A total of nine subsea control modules will be delivered by Aker Solutions' Aberdeen facility. The full scope of work will also see one master control system, one electrical power unit, one hydraulic unit, one subsea isolation valve panel, two topside umbilical termination units, two subsea distribution units, five electrical distribution boxes and 11 mounting bases delivered. The work will also include offshore installation and commissioning support of all subsea control system equipment.
Paul Griffin, Dana Petroleum's UK Managing Director said "This is an exciting time for Dana as we strive to grow our business in the UK and internationally. The Western Isles development is a significant project for us and we're pleased to be working with Aker Solutions to bring the field online, with first production expected in late 2014."
The Western Isles Development Project is located 500 kilometres north east of Aberdeen and comprises the Harris and Barra reservoirs.
"We are very pleased to be awarded this important contract with Dana Petroleum. Not only does this contract allow us to utilise the full strength of our subsea offering, it also reinforces our position as a leading name in the subsea technology sector. We look forward to building a relationship with this new customer," said Alan Brunnen, EVP Subsea within Aker Solutions.