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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Aker Kvaerner News

Contract Signed for SemiSub Platform

Statoil and Aker Kværner has signed the contract worth approximately NOK 8 billion for the semisubmersible platform to be located at the Gjøa field offshore Norway. This is in accordance with the memorandum of understanding presented in Aker Kvaerner's disclosure to the Oslo Stock Exhange at 29 September 2006. The scope of work to be performed by Aker Kvaerner will be detail design of topside and hull, procurement, construction and hook-up of topside, and mating of topside and hull. Detailed engineering will be headed from Aker Kvaerner's office in Oslo, and a significant part of the engineering hours will be carried out by Aker Kvaerner's engineering entity in Mumbai in India. In total, more than 500 Aker Kvaerner engineers will be mobilised to design the platform.

Aker Kvaerner Deepwater contract for GOM

Chevron, with partner Kerr-McGee, has awarded Aker Kvaerner, Inc. the semisubmersible hull and mooring system contract for their Blind Faith project in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract has a total value of approximately $120 million. Aker Kvaerner's scope of work includes engineering, procurement, construction and transportation. The award is a recognition of the deepwater competence in Aker Kvaerner. The Blind Faith platform to be located in the Mississippi Canyon 650 block, approximately 162 miles southeast of New Orleans is part of the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico in 6,500 feet water depth. This contract award follows more than one year of concept studies…

BP Extending Agreement with Aker Kvaerner

BP Limited UK has extended a three year frame agreement with Aker Kvaerner, for the supply of steel tube umbilicals, by a further two years to 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, Farragon and Azeri Chirag Gunashli projects in the UK and Azerbaijan.

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, Farragon and Azeri Chirag Gunashli projects in the UK and Azerbaijan.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Copper Mine Construction Contract

Aker Kvaerner signed a contract with Phelps Dodge Mining Company for construction of a greenfield copper mine near Safford, Arizona. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $80m and will be booked as order intake in the second quarter 2006. The contract is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner Industrial Constructors, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona. The scope of work includes supply of crusher, conveyor, Solvent Extraction Electro-Winning (SXEW) and infrastructure installation.

Kvaerner, RGI to Establish Joint Ownership for Shipyards

Aker Kvaerner and Aker RGI have entered into an agreement to establish a joint ownership for their wholly owned shipyards in Germany, respectively Kvaerner Warnow Werft and Aker MTW. Among other conditions, the agreement is dependent on approval from Aker Kvaerner's and Aker RGI's lenders. The aim is to implement the new ownership by the end of 2002. Aker Kvaerner will own 40 percent of the two yards. shipbuilding. shipyards in Europe, USA and Brazil. the largest shipyard groupings in the world. combine their shipbuilding activities when the time is right. in which immediate synergies have been identified. management at each yard have studied alternative forms of cooperation. joint leadership team was established earlier this year. competitiveness.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling Equipment Contract

Aker Kvaerner has signed a contract with Jurong Shipyard Pte. Ltd in Singapore for delivery of a drilling system for one ultra deepwater drilling semi-submersible unit. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $113m. The contract is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner MH in Kristiansand. The scope of work is to deliver a complete drilling package consisting of engineering, drilling equipment deliveries and subsea equipment. The award is based on the second option included in a contract Aker Kvaerner MH signed with Jurong Shipyard beginning of October 2005. This delivery is an identical copy to previous deliveries to Jurong and will be a highly efficient system designed for parallel operations.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling Equipment Contract with Daewoo

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd in South Korea for delivery of drilling facilities for an ultra deepwater semi submersible drilling rig ordered by an international drilling contractor. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $86m. The award is based on an option included in a contract Aker Kvaerner signed with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd in February 2006. The work is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner MH in Kristiansand. The scope of work for Aker Kvaerner MH is to deliver a complete drilling package including engineering, equipment deliveries and commissioning services. The ultra deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig is scheduled for delivery in 2009.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Contract with Daewoo

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd in South Korea for delivery of drilling facilities for an ultra deepwater semi submersible drilling rig ordered by an international drilling contractor. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $86m. The award is based on an option included in a contract Aker Kvaerner signed with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd in February 2006. The work is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner MH in Kristiansand. The scope of work for Aker Kvaerner MH is to deliver a complete drilling package including engineering, equipment deliveries and commissioning services. The ultra deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig is scheduled for delivery in 2009.

Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Loading Systems

Aker Kvaerner has recently been awarded several contracts for delivery of advanced loading and offloading systems. One of these contracts comprise the delivery of an advanced offshore offloading system to Lukoil's Varandey platform located at the Peninsula Coast of the Barents Sea. The work is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary Aker Kvaerner Pusnes in Arendal. The offfloading system is designed for extreme low temperature conditions and is the second contract of its kind to Aker Kvaerner Pusnes. Aker Kvaerner Pusnes is the dominant supplier of offshore loading systems in the area and has previously signed contracts and delivered a number of Arctic bow loading systems for shuttle tankers.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling Equipment Contract

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd in South Korea for delivery of drilling facilities for an ultra deepwater semi submersible drilling rig ordered by an international drilling contractor. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately USD 86 million. The award is based on an option included in a contract Aker Kvaerner signed with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd in February 2006. The work is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner MH in Kristiansand. The scope of work for Aker Kvaerner MH is to deliver a complete drilling package including engineering, equipment deliveries and commissioning services. The ultra deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig is scheduled for delivery in 2009.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Contract with BP Norge AS

BP Norge AS has awarded Aker Kvaerner a service contract for provision of personnel and equipment for well intervention services for the Ula, Valhall, Hod, Tambar and Skarv fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract is for a firm period of five years plus a two year optional period. The estimated contract value for the initial five years is NOK 175 million. The scope of work comprises mechanical wireline services, wireline tractor services and cased hole logging services. The work will be undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner Well Service in Stavanger. Since the Ula field came onstream in 1986, Aker Kvaerner Well Service has provided well intervention services to BP.

Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Process Systems to MODEC

Aker Kvaerner has signed a contract with MODEC International LLC for delivery of process modules for a floating production facility (FPSO). The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $13m. The scope to be performed by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner Process Systems, will be engineering, procurement, construction, assembly, test and delivery of Aker Kvaerner's sulphate removal unit (SRU) and deaerator system. Engineering will be executed from the office in Oslo, Norway. Construction, assembly and testing will be carried out at Aker Kvaerner's new manufacturing facility in Port Klang, Malaysia. This will be…

Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Pusnes Mooring Equipment

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract for delivery of mooring winches and fairleads for Statoil's Gjøa Semi. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner. The work will be undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner Pusnes in Arendal. The contract involves supply of on-vessel mooring equipment for Statoils Gjøa Semi to be installed at the Gjøa field in the North Sea. The equipment, Roller Ram Winches and Fairleads for chain are to be delivered and installed at Aker Kvaerner Stord. Sixteen Roller RamWinches and sixteen underwater fairleads will be used to pull in and secure 150 mm chains used in the mooring lines. The equipment is based on Aker Kvaerner Pusnes' major experience in design and manufacturing of winches and fairleads for such kind of platforms.

Aker Kvaerner has a Breakthrough Order in China

Aker Kvaerner won a contract by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) for delivery of drilling equipment and system for an ultra deepwater drilling semisubmersible unit. The contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $128 million. "This first delivery of drilling equipment systems into the Chinese offshore market is a breakthrough for Aker Kvaerner. We are very pleased that CNOOC has chosen us and are committed to execute this project to a high quality and on schedule," says Mads Andersen, executive vice president in Aker Kvaerner. The contract is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner MH in Kristiansand. The scope of work is to deliver drilling equipment package, installation and commissioning supervision.

Aker Kvaerner Gets Drilling Equipment Contract for Samsung

Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. in Korea has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract for delivery of a new drilling rig to Eastern Drilling's West E-Drill project. The project will start immediately at Aker Kvaerner's subsidiary Aker Kvaerner MH, with delivery of the drilling equipment package in the second half of 2007. The new contract was an option in a contract Aker Kvaerner MH signed with Samsung in June 2005, and the scope is similar for both contracts The drilling system will be a highly efficient system designed for parallel operations and operation at remote locations.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling Equipment Contract

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Neptune Marine & Drilling Pte Ltd in Singapore for delivery of a drilling equipment to the Neptune Explorer drillship. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $23m. "This contract which consists of derrick drill floor equipment and motion compensation are based on Aker Kvaerner MH's standard drilling equipment. This contract with Neptun is our latest project that will benefit from standardisation of our drilling equipment," says Roald Amundsen, President of Aker Kvaerner MH. The drilling equipment package will be delivered end 2006/ beginning 2007.

Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Process Tech

Aker Kvaerner has signed a contract for delivery of equipment and modifications to Aker Floating Production's SMART 1 Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel. This new contract is an amendment to a contract awarded in November 2006 for both SMART 1 and 2 vessels. The scope of work which will be undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary Aker Kvaerner Process Systems includes delivery of two separation modules, one utility module and two skids for the flare system. The modules will be fabricated in Dubai and installed on the FPSO in Singapore. The delivery from Aker Kvaerner is expected in third quarter of 2007. Engineering, procurement and fabrication follow-up is carried out by Aker Kvaerner's Process Systems office in Oslo.

Inge K Hansen Named CEO in Aker Kvaerner

Inge K Hansen has been appointed Group President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the new Aker Kvaerner, one of three groups, which are being created as a result of the restructuring of the current Aker Kvaerner. The new Aker Kvaerner will be a leading industrial player with activities within oil, gas, energy and process. Inge K Hansen's previous position was acting CEO with Statoil, the Norwegian oil company. New CEO in Statoil will be Helge Lund, who until now has been CEO in Aker Kvaerner. Hansen has broad international experience from industry and financial institutions. Before joining Statoil as chief financial officer in 2000, he headed the investment bank Orkla Enskilda where he worked for six years.

Aker Kvaerner Gets Contract for DeepStar Study

DeepStar, a group consisting of 10 leading deepwater operators, has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract for a study to develop a semisubmersible production platform for use in coming ultra-deepwater field developments. The study was won in competition with a number of deepwater floater expertise contractors, and Aker Kvaerner was awarded the contract based on the company's leading experience with deepwater floaters. DeepStar wants to get a credible solution for future developments in ultra-deep water depths down to 10 000 feet. In addition to the development of the floating platform itself, the scope includes other critical aspects such as design of the risers that will bring the oil and gas from the well to the surface. It also includes installation methods for mooring systems and risers.

Police Investigation in Moscow at Aker Kvaerner

Russian police came to the Aker Kvaerner Engineering & Technology representation office in Moscow to inquire about a complaint from a former Russian business partner regarding Aker Kvaerner Engineering & Technology's acquisition of 56 percent ownership in Astrakhan Korabel. The inquiry concerns Aker Kvaerner Engineering & Technology's acquisition of shares from the Finnish company RR Offshore Oy. There were 14 employees working in the office when the police started investigation, of them 11 Russian citizens and three Norwegians.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Marine Drilling Riser Contract

Frigstad Discoverer Invest Ltd. awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract for delivery of Clip Connector Marine Drilling Risers. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $44m. The order is for delivery of one off 3000 m Clip Connector Marine Drilling Riser, with an option for additional length. This will be Aker Kvaerner Subsea's first marine drilling riser contract in the Asian market. The contract includes purchase and installation of buoyancy elements to the riser. The contract will be executed out of Aker Kvaerner's office at Lysaker, Norway and the riser will be fabricated in Aker Kvaerner's new plant for assembly and testing of marine drilling risers in Port Klang, Malaysia. The project will start up immediately and is scheduled to be completed January 2009.

Aker Kvaerner Gets Contract for Hydro Platforms

Hydro has awarded Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner AS in Bergen, Norway, a contract for maintenance and modification work on the platforms Troll B, Troll C, and Brage. Aker Kvaerner Elektro AS will supply all services for electrical, instrumentation and telecommunication installations. The contract is for the duration of three years, with an option for an additional three years. Aker Kvaerner was awarded one of two main contracts for maintenance and modification of Hydro assets in June 2003. The new contract is an execution of an option for extension which was part of the original contract. Maintenance and modification work is one of the core business streams in Aker Kvaerner, and is a key strategic focus area for the company in the North Sea and internationally.

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