Aker Solutions wins Total subsea contract

Aker_-_tranby_subsea_factoryTotal E&P Angola has selected Aker Solution to supply subsea equipment for its Dalia field, Offshore Angola. (Image source: Aker Solutions)Total E&P Angola has awarded Aker Solutions a NOK 470 million (US$81.6 million) contract to deliver seven new subsea tree systems to the Dalia field Offshore Angola

The details of the contract, which was signed and booked as an order intake for the first quarter of 2012, include Aker delivering seven production subsea trees, seven wellhead systems and seven well jumper systems.

Aker Solutions executive vice president of subsea business area, Alan Brunnen, said, “Our first subsea tree award was signed for Dalia in 2003 and we have successfully delivered 71 subsea tree systems to this field.

“We are very pleased to continue this positive relationship with Total E&P Angola and look forward to executing this project.”

The Norwegian oil services company, which has previously established a service base facility in Luanda, has been preparing for major growth in its subsea business after investing NOK 500 million (US$87 million) in the sector.

According to the firm, the management and engineering of the subsea tree systems will be undertaken at its manufacturing centre in Tranby, Norway, while procurement, manufacturing and assembly will take place in Port Klang, Malaysia, and Aberdeen, UK.

Equipment deliveries to the 230sq km Dalia field, which is located in block 17 Offshore Angola, will be made in 2013 and 2014.

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