Kvaerner Wins Subsea Equipment Contract from Amerada Hess

Kvaerner Oilfield Products received an order for a 5 x 2 10Ksi Side Valve Tree (horizontal tree) and EH MUX control system from Amerada Hess for an upcoming subsea tieback in the Gulf of Mexico. The tree and controls system, rated for 2,000 foot water depth, is similar to the system successfully installed by KOP for Amerada Hess at GB 201 last year.

This current order launches the new supply chain model announced by KOP during December of last year. The model includes the manufacture of subsea trees in Tranby, Norway; controls systems in Aberdeen, Scotland; with SIT testing taking place at the new Industrial Complex in Mobile, Alabama. The new approach enables KOP to deliver subsea systems with a shorter lead-time, and at more competitive pricing than previously possible.