Aker Kvaerner Wins Big North Sea Contract from BG

Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner has secured a leading role in the continuing operation and development of BG Group's Armada platform, in the North Sea.

The contract, which has a value of at least £9m, will see Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner providing engineering, construction and operational support over the next five years, and the company will play a major role in any possible modification or expansion of Armada's facilities. A number of significant projects are currently at the evaluation stage.

Only three weeks into his new role as Managing Director of Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner, Harald Gulaker says the Armada contract represents a coup for the Aberdeen company:

"This work was previously split into three separate contracts held by our competitors. To have secured the combined package is testament to our wide range of expertise and competitiveness."

"We are coming on board during potentially the most exciting period since Armada began production."

Harald Gulaker was Managing Director of Aker Oil & Gas Technology UK, prior to the merger of the former Aker and Kvaerner groups. The 51 year-old has, since, been President of Aker Kvaerner Field Development in Canada, and he says he's delighted to be back in Aberdeen:

"My role at Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner is almost identical to the one I had at Aker Oil & Gas Technology, so it very much feels as though I'm coming home. The company is in a prime position to take full advantage of North Sea market conditions, and I am confident that this latest contract announcement will be the first of many."

Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner is one of five Aker Kvaerner companies in Aberdeen. The others are: Aker Kvaerner Oilfield Products, Aker Kvaerner Operations, Kvaerner Process Systems and Maritime Hydraulics.