The agreement means that Beerenberg will once again contribute to a significant project within the development of the Johan Sverdrup field.
“We are very pleased that Aibel has chosen Beerenberg as a partner and looks forward to contributing with our expertise and capacity. The award shows that the initiative in Asia gives us opportunities to offer good solutions to our customers”, says CEO Arild Apelthun.
The start of an industrial collaboration
The project involves both production and installation of the total insulation scope on the MSF module, and has an estimated value of NOK 75 million.
“We plan to manufacture insulation materials, including Beerenberg's own product series Benarx®, locally in Thailand. The insulation products make up a significant part of the agreement. We see that the combination of our own developed products and high quality is something that adds value to the project”, says Apelthun.
This contract also represents the start of an industrial collaboration between Beerenberg and the Thai company DSL. Together, the two companies have created Beerenberg DSL LTD, which has formally signed the contract.
“We envision a long-term collaboration, combining Beerenberg's product portfolio and insulation expertise with skilled local resources. DSL not only has expertise in insulation, but also in several other areas relevant for Beerenberg´s services”.
Significantexpertise and experience
Beerenberg DSL LTD will establish a factory in connection with Aibel's yard in Leam Chabang, Thailand. The factory will deliver to other projects both in the local market and in the region. The first project will be the MSF module, with approx. 100 people at work.
“Planning and engineering work started immediately after the contract signing. Subsequently, the production of insulation materials will start in June, while the actual site installation is scheduled to start in early August. In total, the project will last until the first quarter of 2021”.
One year ago, Beerenberg signed an agreement with Aibel for a major assignment on Johan Sverdrup's P2 Topside project. This is now in progress at Aibel's yard in Haugesund and includes the disciplines scaffolding, surface treatment, passive fire protection, architectural services as well as insulation. In addition, the company has previously also contributed to the Johan Sverdrup Hook Up contract.
“Through several contracts both nationally and internationally, Beerenberg already has extensive experience with the successful Johan Sverdrup projects. This is knowledge that will be beneficial in the years to come, in both major and minor projects both in and outside the oil and gas market”, concludes Arild Apelthun.