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Aker Solutions Awarded Contract for Staatsolie Refinery Expansion Project

Aker Solutions Aker Solutions has been awarded the project management consultant (PMC) contract for Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V.'s refinery expansion project in Suriname. Once completed, the project will double the refinery's processing capacity to 15 000 barrels per day, producing diesel, gasoline, fuel oil, bitumen and sulphuric acid.

Aker Solutions' operations in Houston, US will manage the overall PMC contract. Support will come from its Zoetermeer office in The Netherlands, providing the validation of an extended Front End Design phase 3 package under preparation by other contractors.

"We are delighted to be working with Staatsolie on the refinery expansion - the largest single project in the country's history," said Glyn Rodgers, president, Aker Solutions US Inc. "We will utilise our extensive refinery and project management experience to deliver a successful project."

Staatsolie is the State Oil Company of Suriname, which is located in Northern South America, facing the Atlantic Ocean between British Guyana, French Guiana, and Brazil.

The initial phase of the PMC programme is scheduled for completion during third quarter of 2010. The refinery expansion is scheduled to be completed in spring of 2013.

The contracting party is Aker Solutions US, Inc.

Published 09/09/09

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