Aker opens subsea service base in Perth

Aker Solutions opened a new operations base in Perth, Australia today.

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE -- Aker Solutions opened a new operations base in Perth, Australia today.

The new operations base is purpose-built for testing and service of subsea control modules and trees. The facility also has an engineering team,. The facility will function as the Australian head office for Aker Solutions' subsea business area.

"Asia-Pacific is the world's fastest growing region when it comes to subsea field developments," says Raymond Carlsen, executive vice president, Aker Solutions. "We are raising our game in this region, and our new facility in Perth is part of our strategic plan to offer our customers local back-up and operational support."

The new base complements Aker's existing subsea manufacturing center in Malaysia.

The new Aker Solutions base in Perth covers approximately 7,000 sq m (75,347 sq ft). It incorporates office building, workshops – including test pit – and client storage facilities. It is near Perth International Airport.

06/03/2008

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