Aker Kvaerner set to ship record-making subsea pumps to GoM

Aker Kvaerner says it will ship three subsea MultiBooster pump systems for Gulf of Mexico water depths more than 1,700 m (5,577 ft) and more than 29 km (18 mi) from the platform.

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LYSANDER, Norway --Aker Kvaerner says it will ship three subsea MultiBooster pump systems for Gulf of Mexico water depths more than 1,700 m (5,577 ft) and more than 29 km (18 mi) from the platform. The contract was first announced in October 2005.

The three MultiBooster pumps, weighing 57 metric tons (63 tons) each, are expected to reach the Gulf early in July.

"This represents a key milestone for Aker Kvaerner's award-winning processing and boosting technology," says Jarl Kosberg, senior vice president Trees/Processing and Boosting, Aker Kvaerner Subsea. "The installation of these pumps will extend the production lifetime of the field and increase the ultimate oil recovery for the operator.

"We are extremely pleased to work with BP on this important project," continues Kosberg. "This technology has been engineered and produced at Aker Kvaerner's subsea facility in Tranby, Norway. We are very proud to see the results of our development work and this is a major step forward for us."

6/14/07

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