The future Johan Sverdrup platforms. Illustration: Statoil

- Our biggest contract ever, says CEO Øyvind Boye as Grimstad-based Nymo prepares to build a module on drilling platform for Johan Sverdrup.

On Tuesday, Statoil contracted Aibel to design and build the drilling platform for the new oil field Johan Sverdrup. Aibel says the platform will be built at Aibel’s yards in Thailand and Haugesund, and at Nymo in Grimstad.

For Nymo, the contract is worth more than MNOK 500 and will employ 250 people for 3 years.

– In a time with lower oil prices and lower investments, the timing could not have been better, says Boye.