Sleipner Offshore Platform Bilfinger Works on Norway's Sleipner Offshore Platform
Bilfinger's industrial service branch in Norway heads for the North Sea once again: Statoil has awarded the company a contract for the provision of insulation, scaffolding and painting (ISP) services for one of the Sleipner offshore rigs, roughly 160 miles off the coast of Norway.
Stavanger/Norway – With the new contract, rig operator Statoil has exercised an option under a framework contract from a previous cooperation at the Gudrun field. The new 40 million-Euro-deal will run until September 2017, with the possibility of two more two-year options.
“We are delighted that Statoil has renewed its confidence in us,” says Bjørn Harald Celius, CEO of Bilfinger Industrier Norge. The Bilfinger company has been providing insulation, scaffolding and painting services for Statoil since the contract awards in 2010. “A new framework contract for three more years means continuity in our projects and for our employees. We look forward to continuing our fruitful collaboration and to making a valuable contribution to safe, competent and efficient operations,” says Celius.
Sleipner is a natural gas field, located off the Norwegian coast, about 250 kilometers west of Stavanger. Currently, there are four platforms at operation on the field, operated by Statoil in partnership with Exxon Mobil and Total.