The Norwegian companies SAAS System
and Aker Technology have
received an order for the delivery of a system to prevent pollution from gas flaring
on an oil field
in Abu Dhabi. The contract is a breakthrough for SAAS and Aker Technology's commitment to becoming world leaders
in different types of environmental technology
The delivery includes a system which removes the demand for flaring at an oil plant
in Abu Dhabi in the United Arabian Emirates UAE.
Unnecessary flaring is still in use at oil and gas facilities
all over the world. Using modern technology the same safety goal can be
achieved without the pollution. The new agreement represents an important beginning to the work of reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other harmful gases from oil activities
in the United
Arab Emirates, which is one of the world's largest oil exporters
Under the turnkey contract the two companies will use a local company for installation work. Aker Technology and SAAS have worked together
since 1997 on marketing systems which avoid the use of pollutive flaring at oil and gas facilities.
In a first stage one system will be delivered to the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations, a subsidiary of the national oil
company of the United Arab Emirates
. SAAS, which has lead the marketing efforts, consider the opportunities for selling further systems around the Arabian Gulf to be good.
SAAS System AS is part of the Bjørge group, while Aker Technology AS is a subsidiary of Aker Maritime. The companies have previously
collaborated on deliveries of environmentally friendly technology to the neighbouring country of Qatar.