HØVIK, Norway – Aker Solutions has awarded DNV GL a global frame agreement to pave the way for better technology collaboration, more efficient project execution, and considerable cost savings. The frame agreement covers the following business segments: Subsea; Umbilicals; Engineering; and Maintenance, Modifications and Operations in Aker Solutions’ business.
The agreement covers services and cooperation in important oil and gas regions (Norway and the UK, the US, Brazil, Malaysia) and can be extended to other countries and regions as required. The agreement provides mechanisms for specific joint activities, such as cooperation in front-end engineering and design (FEED) phases and integrated engineering teams. A web-portal will also be set up to allow for exchange of technical and commercial information.
The deal with DNV GL encompasses an extensive range of services and will affect services in many different parts of the company's business: advisory services, such as safety, environment, enterprise risk management, asset risk management, technology qualification, maritime advisory, and corporate responsibility management. In addition it includes verification and statutory services, system certification (management systems, product compliance, training and personnel certification), and software (engineering products, risk products).