Aker Awarded Subsea Work

Published at 10:02AM - 15/04/16

Aker Solutions has been awarded subsea work with Brazilian state run Petrobras, in a deal that has an initial fixed term of three years.

The contract, valued at US$120 million, also includes an option that could see it extended by a further three years.

“We are pleased to be able to continue providing top-notch services and technologies to support Petrobras’ production and growth plans in the pre-salt deepwater fields,” said Maria Peralta, head of Aker Solutions in Brazil.

Aker Awarded Subsea Work

The contract will see Aker supply maintenance and storage services, as well as the supply of parts and technical assistance across all subsea facilities at Petrobras-operated oil and gas fields offshore Brazil.

“Brazil is a key global offshore market. We have a nearly four-decade presence in the country and are committed to finding solutions to help Petrobras develop its petroleum resources in the most efficient and sustainable manner possible.” added Luis Araujo, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions.

To bolster its offering in the country, Aker Solutions is opening a new subsea manufacturing centre in city of Curitiba, later this month, doubling its local production capacity.

Aker will also be upgrading its subsea services unit in Rio das Ostras, its main subsea base in Brazil, from where it will manage this latest contract.

Currently, Aker Solutions’ subsea lifecycle services unit has about 360 employees in Brazil, of which 150 are part of the technical team working offshore. The company has about 1,300 employees in the country.