Blind Faith arbitration ruling

17 June 2011

The final ruling has been delivered in the proceedings between subsidiaries of Aker Solutions and Chevron concerning delivery of the Blind Faith platform. The platform was installed in the Gulf of Mexico and started production in 2008. The ruling will result in a recordable loss of approx NOK 220 million for Aker Solutions in the second quarter 2011. The net cash effect is estimated at USD 10 million negative.

The financial effects described above will be divided between subsidiaries of Aker Solutions and Kvaerner, with 25 percent to Aker Solutions and 75 percent to Kvaerner.

The arbitration hearing took place in January and February 2011. A subsidiary of Kvaerner (upon consummation of the ongoing demerger from Aker Solutions) initiated arbitration proceedings regarding compensation for various changes to the work and associated acceleration work. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. presented various warranty claims and other claims against Aker Solutions.


For further information, please contact:

Mariken Holter, SVP Corporate Communications, Kvaerner, Tel: +47 67 52 74 35, Mob: +47 91 78 73 58

Investor relations:
Ingrid Aarsnes, SVP Investor Relations, Kvaerner, Tel: +47 67 59 50 46, Mob: +47 950 38 364

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. Kvaerner, 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 per 1 April 2011 of more than NOK 15.6 billion. Kvaerner aims to be publicly listed at the Oslo Stock Exchange in July 2011. Until this process is completed, Kvaerner is owned 100 percent by Aker Solutions ASA. For further information, please see and

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