Multiconsult will be responsible for carrying out all the required onshore civil engineering tasks for the power from shore system. In addition, Multiconsult will deliver consultancy and supervision services related to the preparation and follow up of the power licence, such as environmental assessments, dialogue with authorities, necessary application and site work.
“Multiconsult has already delivered on the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of this project, and we are excited that Aker BP has given us the opportunity to contribute further into the execution phase of the project. Multiconsult is currently engaged in multiple projects related to electrification and on this project, Multiconsult will contribute to ensuring minimal greenhouse gas emissions from the Yggdrasil area.” says Jarle Søberg, Senior Vice President, Projects – Multiconsult Norge AS.
The concept includes a new transformer station at Børdalen in Samnanger, a new 11-kilometre powerline in Samnanger, a compensation station at Årskog in Fitjar and a 255-kilometre sea cable from Samnanger to the Yggdrasil area in the North Sea.
“We are very pleased to enter this long-term agreement with Multiconsult. The company has already contributed to the power from shore project in Yggdrasil for several years and has delivered high quality over time,” states Project manager Tormod Huseby, Aker BP.
Aker BP is the operator of the Yggdrasil area, while Equinor and PGNiG Upstream Norway are license partners. The three entities are collaborating to develop the area with low impact on the environment, aiming for a minimal carbon footprint. To this end, implementing a power from shore solution for the Yggdrasil area holds significant importance.
The contract awarded to Multiconsult Norge AS has an estimated value of NOK 400 million. The work will last until the end of 2027.