2013-01-11 11:06:29 -
11 January 2013 - Aker Solutions subsidiary Aker Oilfield Services has signed a
contract to provide subsea construction services offshore Brazil. Contract value
An undisclosed customer will utilise Aker Oilfield Services' subsea construction
vessel Aker Wayfarer for a period of 230 days. Start-up of operations is likely
to be in May/June 2013, with mobilisation and de-mobilisation taking place in
Aker Wayfarer has previously been on a year-long campaign offshore Brazil during
2011 and 2012.
"To secure another long-term campaign offshore Brazil is a compliment to the
capabilities of Aker Wayfarer and her crew. This is an important contract for us
in a rapidly growing oil and gas region," says Karl Erik Kjelstad, president of
Aker Oilfield Services and head of the Oilfield Services and Marine Assets (OMA)
in Aker Solutions.
Aker Wayfarer is an ultramodern 157 metres long offshore construction vessel
capable of operating in water depths up to 3 000 metres. She comes with two
heave compensated cranes of 400 t and 100 t (dual fall) capacity and two
integrated heavy duty Work ROV's and survey spread.
"We are delighted to have this exceptional vessel back in operations in
Brazilian waters. This order reflects our commitment to this market," says Luis
Antonio Araujo, regional president of Aker Solutions in Brazil.
The contract has been signed and booked as order intake in Q4 2012.
For further information, please contact:
Endre Johansen, VP Corporate Communications, Aker Solutions. Tel:
+47 22 94 58 91, Mob: +47 41 61 06 05, E-mail: email@example.com
Lasse Torkildsen, SVP Investor Relations, Aker Solutions ASA. Tel:
+47 67 51 30 39, Mob: +47 911 37 194.
For further information about sourcing and potential subcontracts for this
project, please visit www.akersolutions.com/suppliers
Aker Solutions provides oilfield products, systems and services for customers in
the oil and gas industry world-wide. The company's knowledge and technologies
span from reservoir to production and through the life of a field.
Aker Solutions brings together engineering and technologies for oil and gas
drilling, field development and production. The company employs approximately
25 000 people in more than 30 countries. They apply the knowledge and create and
use technologies that deliver their customers' solutions.
Aker Solutions ASA is the parent company in the group, which consists of a
number of separate legal entities. Aker Solutions is used as the common brand
and trademark for most of these entities. In 2011 Aker Solutions had aggregated
annual revenues of approximately NOK 36.5 billion. The company is listed on the
Oslo Stock Exchange.
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