Aker nets new contract for Chevron’s Jansz-Io compression project

Norway’s Aker Solutions said it has won a new contract for the Chevron-operated $4 billion Jansz-Io compression project offshore Western Australia.

Under the new contract, Aker will provide the dynamic subsea umbilicals for Chevron Australia’s Jansz-Io development.

The contract entails the delivery of engineering, design and manufacturing of a total of about 70 kilometers of dynamic subsea umbilicals, according to a statement by Aker.

Also, the scope of work includes three subsea compressor umbilicals, two subsea pump umbilicals, as well as ancillary equipment and spares. The umbilicals will provide power from the platform to the subsea compressor and pump modules.

Aker said the sizeable contract is worth between 200 million and 700 million Norwegian crowns ($23.4 million – $82.1 million).

The new contract follows an $808 million award for the same project earlier this year.

Furthermore, the Jansz-Io compression project will help gas recovery at the giant 15.6 mtpa Gorgon LNG project as the offshore field ages.

The gas field is located around 200 kilometers offshore the north-western coast of Western Australia.

Part of the original development plan for the Chevron-operated Gorgon LNG plant, the Jansz-Io compression project will use subsea compression technology to maintain long-term natural gas supply from the offshore field to the three existing LNG trains but also domestic gas plant on Barrow Island.

The Gorgon project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.333 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and JERA (0.417 percent).

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