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Aker Solutions Awarded Kollsnes Contract

Aker Solutions Aker Solutions has been awarded an EPC contract to modify and develop the gas plant at Kollsnes on the west coast of Norway. This plant is processing natural gas from Troll, Kvitebjørn and Visund fields in the North Sea. Engineering and procurement will start immediately, and the work will be completed by end December 2011. Estimated value of the contract is NOK 1.5 billion.

"We are very pleased by this contract award. We see this as a strong recognition of our competence in this area. During the last years we have also gained strong experience from the installation of the large gas processing plants Snøhvit LNG at Melkøya, and Ormen Lange in Aukra," says Simen Lieungh, President & CEO in Aker Solutions.

The fabrication work will be carried out at Aker Solutions yard at Stord, while the engineering and procurement will take place in Oslo. Most of the fabrication work at Stord and all the installation work at Kollsnes will be performed in 2010 and 2011.

Aker Solutions will have approximately 650 persons working on this project at its peak next summer and aims to recruit both specialists within engineering, planning and skilled workers during the next few months.

The Kollsnes gas plant are owned by the Gassled Joint Venture and operated by Gassco, with StatoilHydro as technical service provider.

Contract party in Aker Solutions is Aker Stord AS.

Posted 26/02/09

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