Offshore Engineering Aker Solutions Establishes Center for Offshore Engineering in London
London is about to become a hub for oil, gas and offshore engineering, as Norway's Aker Solutions aims to build up a 1,700-strong engineering center at the British capital. Aker solutions, a leading offshore and marine engineering company, is already well established in the UK's oil and gas industry.
Oslo /Norway; London/United Kingdom – During a round–table discussion at Oslo, Norway, Akler chirman Øyvind Eriksen shared this ambition with Prime Minister David Cameron and his Norwegian counterpart, Jens Stoltenberg. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said: "Aker Solutions' decision to create 1300 new jobs at a new engineering hub in Chiswick is great news for the local economy and it is a vote of confidence in the skill, expertise and professionalism of our engineering sector."
"Aker Solutions now employ more than 3000 people across the UK and recently announced 500 new jobs in Aberdeen. Their expansion here is testament to the increasing depth and strength of our partnership with Norway across the spectrum of energy issues which helps to ensure that we keep household energy bills as affordable as possible for families across the country," adds Prime Minister Cameron.
Engineering for Offshore Oil and Gas Operations
Aker Solutions provides oilfield products, systems and services for customers in the oil and gas industry. The company, which employs more than 3000 people in the UK, had already opened a new office in Chiswick Park, West London, last year. In the UK, Aker mostly works on offshore oil and gaws operations in the British and Norwegian North Sea.
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"Oil and gas engineers in London are typically experienced, highly competent and they have an international mindset. By combining our own experience with this expertise we can offer our customers engineering related to field architecture, products and technologies both in the North Sea and internationally," says Øyvind Eriksen, executive chairman in Aker Solutions.