Equinor has awarded ABB and Siemens Energy eight year framework agreements for providing service of electrical equipment on all Equinor’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) and onshore plants in Norway, according to Equinor’s press release.

The total value of the agreements with options is estimated at about NOK 4.5 billion. Both framework agreements have a firm period of eight years while the agreement awarded to Siemens Energy includes three four-year options.

The agreements are awarded on behalf of Equinor-operated concessions on the NCS and onshore plants in Norway, and on behalf of Gassco as the operator for the Kollsnes and Kårstø natural gas processing plants.

Peggy Krantz-Underland, Equinor’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), expressed his pleasure with the deal saying “We are pleased to continue our cooperation with ABB and Siemens Energy. The contracts will be a key enabler to ensure safe and sustainable operation and maintenance of our offshore and onshore facilities. They will also contribute to sustain important jobs in Norway for the supplier companies.”

Under the framework agreements, the suppliers will continue to provide operation, maintenance, modification, and upgrade of the electrical equipment installed onshore and offshore. The suppliers will also deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) as well as engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) for new electrical projects.

Gunnar Nakken, senior vice president in Operations Technology in Equinor, commented: “We anticipate an increased use of electrical equipment on the NCS, thereby replacing the need for fuel-driven engines. This will give us increased flexibility to use different power sources, and contribute to CO2 emission reductions.”