Lerwick Harbour's role as a marine centre

Lerwick Harbour is to be the main marine support hub for Norwegian company Equinor’s first phase of development of the Rosebank oil and gas field, north-west of Shetland.

Contractor TechnipFMC is responsible for integrated engineering, procurement, installation and construction for Rosebank. The subsea production systems, umbilicals, risers and flowlines it manufactures will be delivered, stored and mobilised at the deep-water port.

Local supply chain companies will support Equinor and its contractors through various work scopes, which will sustain and develop local employment opportunities.

Calum GrainsLerwick Port Authority Chief Executive

“It is another significant opportunity for Lerwick and Shetland to continue serving the energy sector. We are perfectly positioned to support this project, both in proximity to the field, bringing savings in sailing times, fuel and emissions, and minimising vessel turnaround time, and with our ready-made facilities, including extensive quaysides and laydown.

“The Rosebank development is an excellent example of how the offshore industry is implementing measures to counter climate change with lowest emissions possible while helping to secure the UK’s energy supplies enroute to net zero.”

Calum Grains
Lerwick Port Authority Chief Executive

Equinor and partner, Ithaca Energy, are investing USD $3.8 billion in Rosebank, located around 130 kilometres north-west of Shetland with the largest untapped reserves in UK waters. Subsea wells will be tied back to a redeployed Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO), Petrojarl Knarr, with start-up from phase one planned in 2026-2027.

Further information on the Rosebank project can be viewed at www.equinor.com

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