Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Mooring Equipment for Gjoa Semisub

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract for delivery of mooring winches and fairleads for Statoil's Gjoa Semi. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately NOK 90 million. Leif Haukom, President of Aker Kvaerner Pusnes, commented: "The award of this contract demonstrates Aker Kvaerner Pusnes as a leader in innovative design and manufacturing of well proven on-vessel mooring equipment.

"Aker Kvaerner Pusnes is a dominant supplier of these very competitive systems to drilling and production facilities world wide and we are pleased to be chosen for this challenging project by Statoil."

Sixteen Roller RamWinches and 16 underwater fairleads will be used to pull in and secure 150 mm chains used in the mooring lines. The equipment is based on Aker Kvaerner Pusnes' major experience in design and manufacturing of winches and fairleads for such kind of platforms.

Integrated safety features play a significant role in equipment of this type. These features include alarm systems, load monitoring, intelligent sensors and emergency stop.

The equipment will be manufactured in Europe with delivery between January and August 2008.

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