Aker Solutions to Build New Subsea Workshop
- Business & Finance
Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Polarbase for the construction of a new subsea workshop on Polarbase.
The establishment of the oil service company at the base should provide positive spin-offs for local and regional businesses in both construction and operational phase.
“Construction of the subsea building will be carried out by local contractors, indicating that local businesses are competitive”, says Managing Director of Polar Base, Ketil Holmgren.
The contract involves investment in a new subsea building of 1600 square meters, which is scheduled for completion in early 2016.
The new workshop will eventually provide work for between 10-20 people in Hammerfest. Aker Solutions’ existing offices on site currently employ five people. From the workshop, Aker Solutions will provide services such as maintenance, installation and storage maintenance of subsea equipment for deliveries in Northern Norway.
Furthermore, four new workshops were officially opened, earlier this month, at Aker Solutions’ Subsea Lifecycle Services base in Ågotnes outside Bergen, Norway. The local Major Eli Årdal Berland and Vice President of Aker Solutions SLS Norway Steinar Landro were present during the event.