Aker Solutions and ABB in Subsea Alliance

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Aker Solutions and ABB have joined forces to develop new oil and gas production solutions.

The cooperation will integrate Aker Solutions’ subsea capabilities and ABB’s subsea power and automation system expertise.

Reportedly, this partnership will deliver solutions that will enhance how production equipment on the seafloor is powered and controlled by applications on shore or platforms, lowering costs and enabling economically viable production at fields far offshore from existing infrastructure.

“This partnership builds on a relationship with ABB that already has a proven track record of developing groundbreaking subsea technology,” said Alan Brunnen, head of Aker Solutions’ subsea business. “Together we will now further hone our focus on developing technologies for greater and more sustainable hydrocarbon recovery and help customers reduce costs by making existing subsea solutions more effective.”

“Power and automation are crucial to improving the effectiveness of compression, boosting and other solutions for increasing oil and gas recovery from subsea fields,” said Peter Terwiesch, president of ABB’s process automation division. “This collaboration is part of our Next Level Strategy to engage in value-adding partnerships and will bring together the expertise and technology needed to help better serve customers and strengthen our subsea power and automation solutions.”

Initial focus areas will include developing better subsea compression systems. Both companies also worked on delivery of the world’s first subsea compression system for the Statoil-operated Åsgard field offshore Norway.

The collaboration is said it will target opportunities globally, and will be headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

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