Equinor has tapped Aker Solutions to perform the topside work on the Troll B and C platforms offshore Norway to reduce the CO2 emissions, according to a news release.

Aker Solutions said Feb. 16 it received a letter of intent from the Norwegian energy major for the work. Modifications to the platforms will include installation of equipment to receive electrical power from shore via cable. The electrical power cable will be connected to shore at Kollsnes outside Bergen, Norway. The move would replace power generation from gas turbines at the platforms, reducing the climate footprint, Aker said.

“Reduction of climate footprint is high on the agenda for our customers in the oil and gas industry,” Aker Solutions CEO Kjetel Digre said in a news release. “Electrification of production platforms is one of the ways to reduce emissions from such operations.”

Aker will carry out engineering, procurement, construction and prefabrication of systems, and installation at the platforms offshore, it said. Work was scheduled to begin immediately with plans for completion by year-end 2025.

The contract award, valued between NOK 2 billion and NOK 3 billion, is subject to a final investment decision and a regulatory approval, Aker said.