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Aker Yards to Build Platform Supply Vessels for The Great Eastern Shipping Co.

Aker Brattvaag, a company in the Aker Yards Group, has signed a contract with The Great Eastern Shipping Co, Mumbai, India, for the building of two Platform Supply Vessels. The contract is worth approximately NOK 230 million. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in June/July 2006 and August/September 2006, or 2007. The vessels have the designation UT 755 L, an extended version of the well-respected UT 755 design by Rolls-Royce, which will also be a major supplier of equipment to the project. Aker Yards has in total built 52 various versions of the UT 755 design and has another 8 on order. An identical vessel was delivered from Aker Brattvaag to The Great Eastern Shipping Co. in August this year, and three more vessels have earlier been delivered to the same owner by Aker Yards. The vessels will measure 72 m in length and will have a maximum cargo capacity of 3316 tonnes. The hulls will be built by Aker Tulcea in Romania.


Aker Yards Secures Contracts for Diving Support Vessels

Aker Yards ASA said it won an order from DOF ASA for a diving support vessel (DSV), and a contract from DOFCON ASA and Technip for a second DSV. For DOF, Aker Yards will build a DSV based on Aker Yards' Aker DSV06 design, while the other DSV will be to the Aker OSCV-06L DSV design. Source: Forbes


BP Extends Agreement with Aker Kvaerner

BP Limited UK has extended a three year frame agreement with Aker Kvaerner, for the supply of steel tube umbilicals, for an additional two years until 2007. Aker Kvaerner Subsea will continue to provide project management, engineering and manufacturing of steel tube umbilicals. The steel tube umbilicals are manufactured at Aker Kvaerner Subsea's purpose-built facility in Moss, Norway. Under the existing frame agreement Aker Kvaerner has supplied steel tube umbilicals for the Rhum


Aker Yards to Build DSVs

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with DOF ASA for the building of one Diving Support Vessel (DSV), and a contract with DOFCON and Technip for a second DSV. Aker Yards is to build a 106 m Diving Support Vessel for DOF, based on an Aker Yards design; Aker DSV06. The Vessel is scheduled for delivery from Aker Yards, Søviknes in the spring of 2007. The Vessel occupies a construction slot originally designated for a large PSV, the delivery of which has been delayed to 2008


Aker Kvaerner Awarded Mooring Systems Contracts

Aker Kvaerner has recently been awarded contracts for the delivery of advanced mooring systems with a total contract value of $29.5m. The contracts comprise deliveries both to the offshore and marine industry. The work is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary Aker Kvaerner Pusnes in Arendal. The awards include delivery to the two advanced Aker Drilling H6e semi-submersible rigs to be built at Aker Kvaerner Stord and to five deepwater semi-submersible rigs to be built at Jurong's


Aker to Build Anchor Handling Supply Vessel

Aker Yards has entered into a contract with DOF Installer ASA based on the options given in the contract between the parties of March 5, 2007. This is the first of two possible options in the connection of the previous contract for building of 2 + 2 AHTS vessels. The value of this contract is approximately $130m. The vessel is an Anchor Handling Supply Vessel based on the Aker Yards design AH 04 CD. Delivery is scheduled in Q4 2010


Wärtsilä Powers 5 Aker Yards Vessels

3D drawing of the LNG-fuelled Platform Supply Vessel being built at the Aker Yards facility at Søviknes, Norway

Wärtsilä Powers 5 Aker Yards Vessels Wärtsilä has signed major contracts with Aker Yards AS Søviknes and Aker Yards AS Trading - the recently established project development arms of the Aker Yards Group - for the supply of propulsion equipment for five offshore vessel projects being built in Norway, India and Brazil. The orders cover the supply of a total of 15 Wärtsilä engines, as well as power generation, automation, and other ancillary equipment.


Aker Solutions Expands Indonesian Facility

Aker Solutions has opened a new, expanded manufacturing facility for surface trees and wellheads in Batam, Indonesia. The expansion is part of Aker Solutions' strategy to increase its presence in the Asia Pacific oil and gas markets. Aker Solutions has invested $17 million into the expansion, which included a 700-square-meter increase in building space, two new workshops, and a new warehouse. The facility now encompasses a total of 21,800 square meters


Aker Solutions to Supply Six Jurong Shipyard Drillships

Aker Solutions wins contract to supply drilling equipment packages for a series of six deepwater drillships for the Brazilian market. The six new vessels will be operated by Norwegian drilling operators Seadrill and Odfjell Drilling (3 each) under 15-year charter contracts from Petrobras. The drillships will be capable of operating at 10,000 feet water depth and drilling to depths of 40,000 ft. Aker Solutions' contract includes complete topside and subsea equipment (drilling riser and


Aker Pulls the Plug on NPS Energy Acquisition

Aker Solutions has ended the process to acquire the Dubai-headquartered oil services company NPS Energy. Aker Solutions announced an agreement to buy the shares in NPS Energy on 21 May 2012. The agreement was conditional upon a series of parameters being fulfilled before the end of the closing period. The agreement stated that if the transaction had not closed by 20 November 2012, both parties had the right to terminate from 21 November 2012


Saipem wins $520m offshore contracts in Congo, Indonesia

(Reuters) - Saipem has won new contracts for off-shore engineering and construction in Congo and Indonesia worth a total $520 million, the Italian oil services group said on Monday. Saipem said parent company ENI had assigned a consortium led by Saipem a $1


LR Awarded O&G Consulting Contract

The deal will support Aker Solution’s commitment to meet safe and sustainable offshore operations in the most important new development in the North Sea. It is a significant win for Lloyd’s Register Consulting as Aker Solutions is one of the world’s largest providers of


Wärtsilä’s VIEC Ordered in Three North Sea Oilfields

Wärtsilä Vessel Internal Electrostatic Coalescer

Wärtsilä has signed three contracts with Aker Midsund of Norway to deliver its Vessel Internal Electrostatic Coalescer (VIEC) systems for three North Sea oilfields. The system enhances the speed and efficiency of the separation process of oil and water onboard in an environmentally safe


Aker Fined $8.5M for Insider Trading

Norwegian holding company Aker will pay an $8.5 million fine for insider trading in shares of a company it controls, the oil services firm Aker Solution, the holding company said on Friday. Aker, the holding company, bought the shares just days before Aker Solution sold a major subsidiary


Companies Offered 6% Share of Aker Solutions

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Aker ASA has engaged ABG Sundal Collier Norge ASA and Arctic Securities ASA to explore the opportunity to acquire approximately 16.5 million shares (roughly 6% of the share capital) in Aker Solutions ASA, but with the possibility for Aker ASA at its full discretion to increase or decrease the


Aker Solutions Bullish on Future Financial Returns

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On its capital markets day, Aker Solutions' Executive Chairman Øyvind Eriksen says: "While we will continue to build Aker Solutions, the focus on topline growth will be toned down and more attention will be paid to growing our profit and share price


Arctech Launches Russian Icebreaking Rescue Vessel

Photo: Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

Arctech launched the icebreaking multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel for the Russian Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport and to be operated by the FGI Gosmorspassluzhba (Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service) on December 12, 2013 at Helsinki Shipyard


Finland Takes Majority Stake in Aker Arctic Technology Inc.

A Finland government owned investment company, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, has today purchased a 66.4 per cent majority stake of the shares of Aker Arctic Technology Oy (Aker Arctic) from STX Finland Oy. Aker explain that In recent months the Ministry of Employment and the Economy has been


Aker Starts Building First Product Tanker for Crowley

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), began production activities today on the first product tanker that it is building for its joint venture with Crowley. Crowley and APSI have signed contracts for the first four


Aker Appoint David Currie UK Regional President

David Currier: Photo courtesy of Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions says that since 2011 it has established regional structures in Brazil, North America, Norway and now the UK to bolster its presence and build stronger relations with key customers. Currie comes from FMC Technologies, where he has since 1985 held various positions


Aker Completes Well-intervention Services Business Sale

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Aker Solutions says it has completed the sale of its well-intervention services business area to EQT, a Swedish private equity fund. The unit was sold for an enterprise value of NOK 4 billion and the agreement includes an earn-out provision where Aker Solutions will receive 25 percent of any


Aker Sells Mooring and Loading Unit to MacGregor

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Cargotec's MacGregor has completed the acquisition of the mooring and loading systems unit from Aker Solutions. Cargotec announced the agreement to acquire the unit in October 2013 for an enterprise value of approximately €180 million. The unit will be consolidated into MacGregor's results as


Board Changes at Aker Arctic Technology

After the acquisition of 66.4% of the shares by Finnish Industry Investment Ltd (fully owned by the State of Finland) Aker Arctic Technology Inc.’s extraordinary shareholders’ meeting today appointed the new Board of Directors for the company.


Aker Solutions Holds Its Own in Q4 2013

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Financial Highlights in the fourth quarter of year 2013 were as follows: Sales were NOK 11.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from NOK 11.2 in the fourth quarter of 2012. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to NOK 1


Aker Shipyard Provides Clarification on Crane Incident

file photo: Aker Shipyard, Philadelphia

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (AKPS) has released an update regarding an incident that occurred yesterday at its facility. According to Aker, numerous factually incorrect news reports have emerged


 
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