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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Magnus Joins Kvaerners Executive Team

; Branch Manager for the Kashagan Hook-up project responsible for all Kvaerner activities and personnel in Kazakhstan. Sturla Magnus has almost 20 years of experience from large construction projects and corporate management in the international oil and gas and civil construction industry in Skanska, Aker Solutions, Kvaerner, Aker Marine Contractors and AF Gruppen

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Danos Launches Project Management Group

, management, communication and execution. While 2015 marks the official launch of Danos’ PMG, the company’s team of project management experts has years of experience successfully managing critical projects across the globe for Chevron, DSME, McDermott, Shell, Flour, BP, ExxonMobil, CBI, AkerSolutions, URS and Exterran. “The PMG is just one more way Danos continues to respond to customer requests for world-class energy solutions by offering a more complete package to meet their project needs,” Danos said.    

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Norway Offshore MMO Slowdown: Aker Helps Redundant Workers

Aker Solutions says it is transferring employees to a new subsea engineering hub in Stavanger and using the Aker Advantage recruitment agency to find work for more than 200 employees impacted by the slowdown in Norway's offshore maintenance and modifications market. The company is acting proactively to ease overcapacity in its Norwegian MMO business, which is being affected by lower demand as oil companies reduce spending plans. About 100 MMO engineers will be moved to a subsea hub that's being established in Stavanger to support and ensure flawless execution of Aker Solutions' significant order

Aker to Cut 280 Jobs in Britain

Norwegian oil industry engineering group Aker Solutions is to cut around 280 jobs, 11 percent of its U.K. workforce, in its Aberdeen and London offices, the company said on Tueday, blaming poor market conditions.   Aker suspended dividend payments in February and warned market conditions would remain challenging as the slump in oil prices has led to reduced spending by oil companies.   "Aker Solutions (has begun) a consultation with employee representatives on reducing its UK Subsea workforce capacity because of a continued market slowdown," said a spokesman.   Aker has

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Aker Solutions Opens Subsea Plant in Brazil

 Aker Solutions has formally opened its new subsea manufacturing and technology plant in Curitiba, Brazil.   The facility will employ about 850 people and is dedicated to machining, welding, surface treatment, assembly and testing of Christmas trees and other subsea equipment. It will provide the first subsea control systems manufacturing capability in Brazil, enabling delivery of complete well systems that are placed on the seafloor.   “The facility will build on and strengthen our nearly four-decade presence in Brazil, which is a key global offshore market with significant

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Aker Solutions to Cut Jobs in its Norway Subsea Division

Norwegian oil services firm Aker Solutions said on Thursday it planned to cut 150-200 jobs out of 3,000 in its subsea division as low oil prices made companies to cut spending.   "Our Norwegian subsea services unit has had a slow start to the year as oil companies reduce spending and delay some projects," Per Harald Kongelf, head of Aker Solutions in Norway, said in a statement.   In February, the firm announced up to 300 lay-offs within the maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) division.     (Reporting by Stine Jacobsen, editing by Nerijus Adomaitis)

New Online Learning Program for Subsea Engineers

ago, the on-line program of four modules, designed by the Robert Gordon University, has been significantly up-graded and up-dated to include recent developments and new practices in the fast-growing sector. The new course has become mandatory training for a number of companies in the industry. Aker Solutions will be putting its graduate engineers through the program which is delivered on-line through the university’s virtual learning environments, CampusMoodle. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “As our industry continues to evolve to meet the challenges of exploiting

Matt Corbin (Photo: Sparrows)

Corbin Joins Sparrows Group as European Director

to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables and industrial sectors.   Corbin, who has more than 20 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry, has held several leadership positions including UK managing director for the subsea division of Aker Solutions and UK regional general manger for GE Oil & Gas.  Most recently, he was supply chain consultant to the UK Government’s regulatory body, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and contributed to Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force. Corbin, who has been a board member of industry

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Aker Not to lay off Staff

  Norwegian broadcaster NRK today reported that Aker Solutions' fabrication yard in Egersund, Norway, will be letting 1,500 temporary workers go after the new year. While it is common practice at the yard to adjust the temporary workforce to existing activity levels, no decision has been made to do so. The yard currently employs about 2,200 workers, both temporary and permanent, for work on 14 projects. Activity levels are nearly record high as several projects are at an intensive stage of work. The workload is expected to come down next year and the need for contractors will be reduced as

Nick White

MacGregor Appoints 2 New VPs

he has successfully developed service business for Hatlapa products.   Preben Liltved is appointed as Vice President, Global Product Support. Global Product Support combines MacGregor's existing Product Line After Sales and Competence Centres under one helm. Mr Liltved joined MacGregor when Aker Solutions Mooring and Loading Systems unit became part of MacGregor earlier this year and has been responsible for developing the unit's service operations.   Both Nick White and Preben Liltved will start in their new roles as the new Global Lifecycle Support organisation becomes effective 1 January

Aker Solutions Shuffles Leadership Team

Aker Solutions is introducing a new executive management structure effective November 1, 2016, with the aim to drive further standardization and boost companywide cost-efficiency by at least 30 percent by the end of 2017. The new organization will have five delivery centers: customer management, front end, products, projects and services.    As part of the plan, Dean Watson has been named chief operating officer. Watson joins from Schlumberger, where he has held various leadership positions, and will report to Chief Executive Officer Luis Araujo.   The other executive management

The work will be managed by Aker Solutions' UK MMO unit through an integrated construction and completions (ICC) organization with Daewoo and Statoil.

Aker Solutions Wins Mariner Development Deal

  Aker Solutions secured a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering to provide engineering, construction and commissioning services for the hook-up phase of the Mariner oilfield development in the UK North Sea. The agreement is worth more than GBP 120 million. It comes in addition to a five-year maintenance and modifications services contract awarded in June by Statoil for the Mariner field, which is set to start production in 2017. "We are very pleased to be expanding our already significant role in developing the Mariner field and to be working with Daewoo and Statoil

Jan Arve Haugan (Photo courtesy Kvaerner)

CEO Haugan Leaves Kvaerner to Lead Aker Energy

1, 2018, he will start his new role as CEO of the newly established oil company Aker Energy. Idar Eikrem, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in Kvaerner, is appointed interim CEO.   Haugan has been President & Chief Executive Officer with Kvaerner since its demerger from Aker Solutions and stock listing in the summer of 2011.   "Under Jan Arve Haugan's management, Kvaerner has developed into a leading, renowned oil service company with EPC services as our specialty. Competitiveness, project execution and, ultimately, the results, have continued to improve. In a

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Oil Producer Norway Starts Wage Talks to Avert Widespread Strikes

in 2012 and lasted for 16 days before the government intervened to force an end to the conflict, citing vital national interests.   Top companies that could be affected by the talks include consumer goods maker Orkla, fertiliser maker Yara , metals producer Hydro and oil services companies Aker Solutions and Kvaerner.   Also at risk are major oil firms including Statoil, Aker BP, Lundin Petroleum and Shell. (Editing by Terje Solsvik, editing by Louise Heavens)  

Karl-Petter Løken (Photo: Kvaerner)

Løken Named CEO at Kvaerner

EVP & CFO Idar Eikrem will continue as interim CEO until Løken steps into the role this spring after ending his current position as head of Project Development for Lundin Norway.   Since 1991, Løken has held positions in the oil and gas industry for companies like Statoil, Aker Solutions and Lundin Norway. From 2011 to 2015, Løken was Engineering Manager for Lundin Norway's Edvard Grieg field development, where Kvaerner was the key contractor. He is educated as a civil engineer from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Wagen Joins Corvus Energy Executive Team

joining Corvus, Wagen held a variety of sales and business development leadership positions over his nine years at Wärtsilä, most recently as the head of the Market Innovation department, focused on the global marine and oil and gas industries. Prior to Wärtsilä, Wagen was at Aker Solutions.   Wagen will be based out of the Corvus Energy European Headquarters in Bergen, Norway

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Aker Solutions Upgrades Aberdeen Site

 Aker Solutions today officially opens its upgraded Aberdeen services facility to help capture subsea sector growth in the UK and elsewhere. Demand is increasing globally for services at oil and gas fields offshore, including in the UK. Energy companies are seeking to maximize production and returns from existing assets and infrastructure amid tighter budgets. "Our investment in the Aberdeen services base demonstrates our commitment to the North Sea, a mature basin where we see opportunities," said Sian Lloyd Rees, Aker Solutions’ UK country manager. "It’s

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