Framework agreement with Aker BP for offshore platform projects

Kvaerner is one of several contractors selected by Aker BP for long term framework agreements. The agreement covers construction and hook-up of fixed offshore platforms, including topsides and steel jacket substructures.

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7 April 2017 - Kvaerner is one of several contractors selected by Aker BP for long term framework agreements. The agreement covers construction and hook-up of fixed offshore platforms, including topsides and steel jacket substructures. The first project is expected to be the Valhall West Flank normally unmanned installation.

In the oil and gas industry, Aker BP has taken a leading role in driving step change reduction to costs and project execution time, while simultaneously enhancing HSSE. The operator's ambition is thus to increase the productivity, quality, flow- and time efficiency throughout the value chain, and thereby increase the value creation and competitiveness of the company. A strategic core element in this effort to improve is to enter into long-term, interdependent collaboration with strategically important suppliers.

The Framework agreements were signed 7 April at Aker BPs headquarter. From left: Jippe de Boer (Tender manger Heerema Marine Contractors), Jan Arve Haugan (CEO, Kvaerner), Anne Marit Panengstuen (President and CEO, Siemens), Olav Henriksen (SVP Projects, Aker BP), Borghild Lunde (SVP, ABB Oil and Gas) og Knut Sandvik (EVP Head of Projects, Aker Solutions). Photo Aker BP

The intent of the entered framework agreements is that Aker BP in the company's field development- and modification projects develops and executes work by using a more integrated project delivery model; a "Platform Alliance" for each project. Under AKR BP's management, Kvaerner and the other alliance members will work integrated, with a "One for All - All for One" mind-set.

With the frame agreement, Kvaerner's role in the alliance will include fabrication of jackets and topsides for fixed platform installations. In the agreement, hook-up and commissioning assistance is also defined as key Kvaerner roles in upcoming projects. The value of the agreement will depend on which future projects Aker BP decides to call off deliveries from Kvaerner for.

"For Kvaerner, to become a strategic alliance partner with Aker BP opens up significant business opportunities.  Our role in the alliance means that we can leverage the expertise and capabilities from Kvaerner's entire organisations at Stord, in Verdal and at Fornebu. The agreement is also an important driver for further development of new solutions, such as Kvaerner's Subsea on a Stick® concept for small, cost effective unmanned platforms," says Jan Arve Haugan, President & CEO of Kvaerner.

The framework agreement is for six years, with an option for four additional years.

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Media inquiries:
Tove Strand Trana, Head of Communications Mid-Norway, Kvaerner, Mob: +47 464 01 103
Torbjørn Andersen, Head of Communications East Norway, Kvaerner, Mob: +47 928 85 542

Investor inquiries:
Ingrid Aarsnes, VP Investor Relations & Communications, Kvaerner, Mob: +47 950 38 364

About Kvaerner:
Kvaerner is a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, and delivers offshore installations and onshore plants for upstream oil and gas production around the world. Kvaerner ASA, through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Kvaerner"), is an international contractor and preferred partner for oil and gas operators and other engineering and fabrication contractors. Kvaerner and its approximately 2 700 HSSE-focused and experienced employees are recognised for delivering some of the world's most amazing and demanding projects.

In 2016, the Kvaerner group had consolidated annual revenues of close to NOK 8 billion and the company reported an order backlog at 31 December 2016 of NOK 6.5 billion. Kvaerner is publicly listed with the ticker "KVAER" at the Oslo Stock Exchange. For further information, please visit www.kvaerner.com.