Aker to supply FPSO topsides separation equipment

Aker Solutions will design, build, and supply heavy-oil equipment for an FPSO under a new contract with OSX in Brazil. The contract value is NOK 40 million ($6.67 million).

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LYSAKER, Norway – Aker Solutions will design, build, and supply heavy-oil equipment for an FPSO under a new contract with OSX in Brazil. The contract value is NOK 40 million ($6.67 million).

The contract includes design, procurement, fabrication, and delivery of the following:

· New degasser and compact electrostatic coalescer mounted on a common skid with interconnecting piping

· Design modifications to existing second stage separator and delivery of new internals

· New third stage electrostatic 3D coalescer with internals.

The target is to convert the current light oil process system to heavy oil production on board the OSX-1 FPSO, which will operate for OGX on the Waimea field offshore Brazil.

The vessel conversion is being done by BWO in Singapore with delivery scheduled for May 2011. The new processing equipment is due for delivery in April 2011.

11/19/2010

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