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Kvaerner Wins Luno Jacket EPC Contract

Kvaerner Lundin Norway AS has awarded Kvaerner an EPC contract of approximately NOK 1.1 billion for delivery of a steel jacket to be located at the Luno field, production license PL338, offshore the Norwegian North Sea.

"Jacket structures are core business for Kvaerner and I am very pleased that we have won this important contract in an international competitive bidding process", says Nina Udnes Tronstad, Executive Vice President in Kvaerner responsible for the jacket business.

The contract will be executed by Kvaerner's yard in Verdal, and includes engineering, procurement, construction, load-out and sea-fastening of the jacket and associated piles. The jacket will have a total weight of approximately 14 500 tonnes.

Detailed engineering starts immediately, while fabrication in Verdal will commence in fourth quarter 2012. The project will reach its peak manpower of more than 400 persons in first quarter 2013. The Luno jacket will be delivered in the spring of 2014, and will then become number 41 in the series of jackets delivered by Kvaerner.

Kvaerner's yard in Verdal is one of the few yards in Europe specialising in EPC jacket deliveries, with four oil and gas jackets currently in execution for ConocoPhillips in Norway and BP in UK, in addition to 49 jackets for the offshore wind farm project Nordsee Ost for RWE Innogy in Germany.

The contract party is Kvaerner's fully owned subsidiary, Kværner Verdal AS.

Published 19/01/2012

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Kvaerner ASA with more than 3 500 HSE-focused and experienced employees, Kvaerner is a specialised provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for offshore platforms and onshore plants. Kværner ASA, through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Kvaerner"), is an international contractor that plans and realises some of the world's most demanding projects as a preferred partner for upstream and downstream oil and gas operators, industrial companies and other engineering and fabrication contractors.

In 2010, the Kvaerner group had aggregated annual revenues of more than NOK 13.3 billion and the company had an order backlog at 30 June 2011 of NOK 13.3 billion. Kvaerner was publicly listed with the ticker "KVAER" at the Oslo Stock Exchange on 8 July 2011.

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