Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Maritime News

Norway’s Aker Bets On Software Engineers for Its Oil Business

By Shadia Nasralla and Gwladys Fouche STAVANGER, Norway, Sept 19 (Reuters) – When the owners of Norwegian oil firm Aker BP decided to digitise its assets and operations, they searched high...

September 19, 2018
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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Maritime News

Oil and Gas Specialist Aker Solutions Invests in Offshore Floating Wind

Offshore oil and gas industry service provider Aker Solutions is expanding into the offshore floating wind market through an investment in Emeryville, California-based Principle Power Inc., maker of the WindFloat...

February 7, 2018
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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Interesting

Norwegian Billionaire, Pledging to Give Away Fortune, Orders Advanced Research Vessel

Norwegian shipping and offshore magnate Kjell Inge Roekke plans give away the ‘lion’s share’ of his estimated $2 billion fortune beginning with the construction of a large research and expedition ship...

May 2, 2017
Total Views: 47

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
News

Aker Said to Weigh Sale of Norway Oil-Services Firm

By Matthew Monks, Dinesh Nair, Ed Hammond and Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Aker ASA, the investment company controlled by Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke, is considering a sale of offshore-engineering...

January 18, 2017
Total Views: 18

Friday, February 12, 2016
Johan Sverdrup
Offshore

Aker Solutions To Offer Design Solutions For Johan Sverdrup’s Future Phases

Aker Solutions will perform a concept study on a new processing platform for future phases of Johan Sverdrup field in Norway’s North Sea. Under the study, being carried out under...

February 12, 2016
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Maritime News

Aker Evaluating Jones Act Investment Strategy

Aker ASA controlled Converto Capital Fund is looking at ways to restructure or possibly merge American Shipping Company ASA and Aker Philadelphia Shipyard as it looks to capitalize on booming...

September 30, 2014
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Maritime News

Norway Oil Services Risking Arctic Chances on Russian Sanctions

Aker Solutions ASA, the offshore engineering company controlled by billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke, could miss opportunities to expand into Russia’s Arctic region if Europe and the U.S. uphold sanctions on the country.

August 12, 2014
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Skandi Aker
News

Skandi Aker Apparently Not-So-Awesome as Total Cancels $250 Million Contract

With utilization of only 37 percent so far this year due to maintenance and repairs, Total has had enough of the Skandi Aker, a 2010-built well intervention and subsea construction vessel...

June 25, 2014
Total Views: 63

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Shipbuilding

Aker Philadelphia to Build Dual Fuel Containerships for Matson

The so-called "Aloha" class will be the largest Jones Act containerships ever constructed and will come equipped with dual fuel engines ready for LNG conversion.

November 6, 2013
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Engineering News

Photo of the Day: Crown Prince of Norway Visits Aker Arctic Facility

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway visited the world-class arctic technology facilities at Aker Arctic in Helsinki, Finland this afternoon as part of a two-day trip where he is encouraging increased...

October 22, 2013
Total Views: 1

Monday, June 24, 2013
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News

Statoil and Aker Solutions Cancel Plans for High-Spec Well Intervention Rig

In April 2012, Statoil and Aker Solutions announced a $1.9 billion contract to deliver a semi-submersible rig capable of year-round well-intervention services on the Norwegian continental shelf. This so-called Category B...

June 24, 2013
Total Views: 4

Sunday, March 10, 2013
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News

For Nordic Executives, Quality of Life is Paramount

By Niklas Pollard and Balazs Koranyi STOCKHOLM/OSLO, March 10 (Reuters) – Executive excess need not be etched in stone. Just look at the Nordic region, where an egalitarian tradition and...

March 10, 2013
Total Views: 4

Friday, January 4, 2013
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News

Newly Streamlined Helix ESG Looks Like a Ripe Deep Water Takeover Play

Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. is turning into a takeover target after streamlining the company to focus on its expanding operations for offshore oil-well support. The Houston-based company agreed last month to...

January 4, 2013
Total Views: 4

Thursday, December 20, 2012
News

Aker Solutions Signs NOK 500 Million Contract to Provide Subsea Connectors for Ichthys

The international oil services provider Aker Solutions has signed a contract with a subsidiary of McDermott for the delivery of subsea tie-in connectors to the Ichthys LNG Project. The contract...

December 20, 2012
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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Engineering News

China Looks to Break the Ice with New Research Vessel

To meet the increased need of polar scientific research,  China’s State Oceanic Administration (SOA), Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA) and the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) has contracted Helsinki-based Aker...

July 31, 2012
Total Views: 40

Monday, July 23, 2012
News

Aker Solutions to Supply Drilling Package for New Seadrill Semi

Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply a complete drilling equipment topside package to a new semi-submersible drilling rig the South Korean yard is building...

July 23, 2012
Total Views: 4

Monday, July 16, 2012
News

Aker Solutions Wins Ichthys Umbilical Contract

Aker Solutions announced today that they have signed a NOK 440 million SURF contract with McDermott, the main EPCI contractor for the Australian Ichthys gas-condensate field development. The scope of...

July 16, 2012
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Cat B well intervention Rig aker solutions
News

Statoil Announces “An Entirely New Type of Rig” and a Huge Contract for Aker Solutions

Statoil announced today that they have awarded Aker Solutions a $1.9 billion contract involving a new type of rig, categorized “Cat-B”, destined to provide enhanced well intervention and light drilling...

April 17, 2012
Total Views: 25

Monday, April 16, 2012
jackup rig aker solutions yantai raffles
Engineering News

Aker Solutions to Fit Out a New Friede & Goldman 2000E Jackup

Aker Solutions has won a contract from Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd to supply a complete drilling equipment package for a new jack-up drilling rig, being built by the Chinese...

April 16, 2012
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Engineering News

Technip and Aker Awarded Entry to Statoil’s Design Competition for World’s Largest Spar Platform

Technip and Aker Solutions have recently announced they both have been awarded front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts by Statoil ASA for the development of the Aasta Hansteen (formerly named Luva) Spar...

March 14, 2012
Total Views: 46