Aker Kvaerner Opens New Facility in Houston

Aker Kvaerner will officially open its new North Sam Houston Parkway facility in Houston this Wednesday, April 25th.

The new purpose built facility will include operational support of three main activities; drilling equipment, well intervention technology and subsea systems. It will be the primary centre for assembly, testing and aftermarket activity for Aker Kvaerner's oil field operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The facility includes advanced laboratories for assembly of electronic and hydraulic technology, pressure testing for ultra-deepwater applications and a pit for underwater testing of deepwater trees and pumps.

"The scope and scale of our investments in operating facilities helps Aker Kvaerner maintain industry leadership, drive innovation and be at the forefront of health, safety and environmental care," says Martinus Brandal, President & CEO Aker Kvaerner. "This new facility in Houston demonstrates our commitment to innovation and to the Gulf of Mexico region."

While the main activity at the facility will be aftermarket support of drilling and subsea equipment new technology, such as the wireline tractor; PowerTrac® and the subsea pump; Multibooster(TM), is an important feature at this location.

Aker Kvaerner will showcase the facility to its customers on April 25th.