• 2023 January 17 19:10

    Aker Solutions secures multiple contracts with Aker BP

    Following Aker BP and its partners’ submission of plan for development and operation (PDO), Aker Solutions and alliance partners sign contracts for the field development projects Yggdrasil (formerly NOAKA), Valhall PWP-Fenris and Skarv Satellites, according to the company's release. For Aker Solutions, these projects will combined represent close to NOK 50 billion of order intake in the fourth quarter of 2022, which will be the company’s highest ever quarterly order intake. For the company, these contracts are expected to generate about 50,000 work-years including ripple effects to subcontractors and others.

    These projects will be executed through Aker BP’s successful alliance models; the Fixed Facilities Alliance, the Modification Alliance and the Subsea Alliance, where Aker Solutions work together with partners Aker BP, Subsea 7, Siemens Energy and ABB Norway. A key element of the alliance model is to secure a significant proportion of local deliveries in the projects. Creating activity for the Norwegian supplier industry was also an important prerequisite for the temporary stimulus program adopted by the Norwegian authorities. Today’s award is an unequivocal response to that expectation and will create very large ripple effects throughout the Norwegian industry, both directly at yards and engineering offices in several parts of Norway, but also at a multitude of subcontractors, suppliers and service providers.

    To safeguard project execution, as well as preparing for increased activity on upcoming renewable projects, Aker Solutions will continue to invest in employees, digitalization, yard facilities and project capabilities. The majority of upcoming investments will be at the company’s yards in Norway, to upgrade the facilities and prepare for the future. At Aker Solutions’ yard in Verdal, the company will invest in a robotized and automated production line to safeguard execution and schedules for these important projects through significantly increased productivity and HSSE performance.

    Aker Solutions will also continue to strengthen its digitalization efforts through these projects. As a part of the Yggdrasil project execution, the digital collaboration project between Aker BP, Aker Solutions, Cognite and Aize will continue. This digitalization program is developing solutions for the Yggdrasil-area to improve field developments and offshore operations, with the aim to create the next generation field development model.

    The contracts formally signed in a ceremony at Aker BP’s head office. As per normal, they are subject to regulatory approvals by relevant Norwegian petroleum and energy authorities.

    Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. Aker Solutions employs approximately 15,000 people in more than 20 countries.




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