Aker Solutions in has been awarded a three-year contract, plus options, to provide Fairfield Energy with engineering, procurement and construction services on the Dunlin Alpha platform in the northern .
The contract is valued at between GBP 20 and 30 Million annually and will create around 100 new jobs.
The award to one of the businesses of the global engineering and construction group comes in the wake of 's purchase of the Dunlin field cluster from Shell in December 2007.
Aker Solutions will undertake a number of initial studies on the installation, followed by an aggressive programme of modifications, including onshore engineering work, procurement and offshore construction. In delivering the contract Aker Solutions will be working very closely with Amec as the Dunlin platform duty holder.
The Dunlin oilfield is situated 195 km north-east of Lerwick, with first production in August 1978 from the Dunlin Alpha platform.