Equinor has awarded a contract for subsea pipelines and associated marine operations in the second project phase to Subsea 7 on June 13. This will increase the share of contracts awarded to Norwegian suppliers in phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup project to 85%.

The first phase of the Johan Sverdrup development is nearly 90% completed, with expected production starting in November. In phase 1, Subsea 7 was responsible for delivery and installation of several subsea components and tie-in of pipelines at the field.

In the second project phase Subsea 7 has been awarded the contract for delivery and installation of around 100 km (62 miles) of infield pipelines and 25 spools, installation of umbilicals and marine operations associated with the subsea scope.

“Subsea 7 is awarded the last major subsea contract for Johan Sverdrup phase 2. Based on good experiences and learning from phase one, the award will ensure continuity and a coherent development of the entire Johan Sverdrup field,” Trond Bokn, project director for the Johan Sverdrup development, said.

Subsea 7 describes the value of the contract as “substantial”, defined to be in the range of $150 million to $300 million.

The Johan Sverdrup licensees are Equinor (operator), Lundin Norway, Petoro, Aker BP and Total.