Total hires Aker for more work on Frigg removal

Aker Solutions has entered into an agreement with Total for the additional work on the Frigg decommissioning project.

Offshore staff

OSLO -- Aker Solutions has entered into an agreement with Total for the additional work on the Frigg decommissioning project. The scope of work has increased beyond the fixed price contract signed in 2004.

The most critical phases of the project have now been completed, and the project is scheduled to be concluded by summer 2010, the company says.

The company also reports that the construction of the two H-6e drilling rigs,Aker Spitsbergen and Aker Barents, is in the completion phase. By the current schedule, Aker Drilling will take delivery in February and in the second quarter of this year, respectively.

The sea trials forAker Spitsbergen were completed in January. However, some damage to the drilling equipment's heave compensators has been discovered. Some of the components will be replaced at Aker Solutions' expense.

01/19/2009

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