International marine and engineering consultancy firm LOC Group will provide marine warranty surveyor services for the second phase of Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup oilfield development in the North Sea.

Equinor awarded LOC a contract to provide marine warranty services for the subsea umbilical, risers and flowlines (SURF) portion of the project.

The company’s scope of work includes a review of the project, procedural and technical design documentation relating to marine operations, as well as on-site attendance to approve operations for project critical cargo, pipelines, cables, and umbilical.

In addition, the SURF development includes substantial subsea infrastructure of approximately 100 km of rigid pipelines.

LOC has been providing marine warranty surveyor services for the Johan Sverdrup field since 2015. According to Kevin Sirski, managing director/naval architect at LOC Norway, the company will continue its work with this latest development through to the completion of phase two in 2022.