Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Chevron Australia for the supply of subsea compression technology for the Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project offshore Western Australia.

As part of the deal announced earlier this month, Aker Solutions will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the all-electric subsea gas compression system.

The scope also covers interface responsibility and assistance during installation and commissioning.

The subsea gas compression system will include a complete compression station with three compressor modules and two subsea pump modules, all-electric control systems and actuators, structures including mud mats, high-voltage electrical power distribution system, several spare modules and equipment and various associated tooling.

Work starts immediately with delivery expected during 2025. The project will be managed from Aker Solutions’ headquarters in Fornebu, Norway, while client interface and operational planning will be handled from Perth, Australia.

Aker Solutions said it had booked around NOK 7 billion as order intake in the second quarter of 2021 related to this contract.

The contract award follows the completion of the front-end engineering and design (FEED) awarded in 2019.

“Globally, this is the second subsea gas compression system delivered by Aker Solutions and demonstrates our pioneering spirit to create value for our customers, said Kjetel Digre, Aker Solutions CEO. “Our world-leading technology improves field recoverability while offering carbon emission efficiencies compared to traditional compression alternatives.”

The Jansz-Io gas field, located some 200 kilometers offshore the north-western coast of Western Australia, was first discovered in April 2000.

It is a part of the Chevron-operated Gorgon project, said to be one of the world’s largest natural gas developments. 

At the beginning of the month, Chevron revealed it will proceed with the approximately $4 billion (AU$6 billion) Jansz-Io Compression project.

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