IKM Subsea Scoops Up AKOFS ROV Contract

Picture. From left: Jan Vegard Hestnes Operations Director IKM, Ben Pollard Managing Director IKM, Geir Sjøberg CEO AKOFS & Hans Fjellanger BD Director IKM Photo: IKM/Ben Young

AKOFS Offshore has selected IKM Subsea to be their ROV partner for the contract signed with Equinor earlier this year.

Equinor awarded AKOFS a five + three-year light well intervention (LWI) services contract on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

“We are pleased to award this important part of the delivery to IKM Subsea. We see IKM Subsea as an innovative and solution oriented service provider with the backing of a well-qualified and experienced team,” says CEO Geir Sjøberg at AKOFS.

The contract with AKOFS includes building and mobilizing two Merlin UCV’s onboard the AKOFS Seafarer and supplying ROV services with personnel and onshore support for the duration of the contract.

“IKM Subsea have worked proactively together with AKOFS to create the best possible synergies for both companies. Considering the challenging times the industry is going through it makes me especially proud to be commissioning the new build of two state of the art ROV systems for this contract. Thus securing work both for our land and offshore staff and strengthening our company overall,” says managing director Ben Pollard at IKM Subsea.

The ROVs will be built by IKM Subsea’s sister company, IKM Technology, at Bryne, Norway, where both companies are headquartered. Delivery and mobilization of the ROVs to the vessel will be mid-2019.

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