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Aker Solutions to Provide Brownfield Services for BP in Angola

| Editor: Alexander Stark

The Greater Plutonio FPSO is located in Angola’s Block 18 comprising five fields.
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The Greater Plutonio FPSO is located in Angola’s Block 18 comprising five fields. (Source: Aker Solutions)

Aker Solutions has been awarded a five-year agreement to supply brownfield modifications, maintenance and operations support for BP's Greater Plutonio and PSVM fields offshore Angola.

Fornebu/Norway — The scope of work covers the supply of engineering, procurement, and construction services for brownfield projects on the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels located at each field. This includes support for upgrades to process, chemical and marine support systems, as well as refurbishment of ageing piping and equipment.

The company has already provided subsea support to key projects such as Dalia and Kaombo. This project now also includes topside maintenance, modifications and operations services in West Africa. The new contract will benefit from an extensive local training program that the engineering services provider has been driving, developing strong in-country engineering competence for both subsea lifecycle services and topside maintenance, modifications and operations, the company said. This ongoing commitment would help secure vital skills for the future of the energy industry in Angola. Aker Solutions has been working in Angola since 1998 and currently has more than 270 employees in Luanda.

The Greater Plutonio FPSO is located in Angola's Block 18 comprising five fields spread over an area of 5,000 km2 and in water depths of up to 1.600 m.The PSVM FPSO is located in Block 31 comprising four fields spread over an area 34 km wide and in water depths of up to 2,000 m.

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