Company News: Kværner presses on with bid for Aker Maritime

A series of strategic moves topped company news last week.Persistence may pay off for Norwegian contracting giant Kværner AS, as it makes repeated offers for rival firm Aker Maritime AS. If the two firms were to join resources, the newly formed company would become one of the biggest products and technology suppliers for operators in the North Sea.Meanwhile, Tulsa-based energy giant Williams has made two acquisitions of key Canadian NGL and gas processing assets-a move that marks its first significant entry into Canada.Kværner-Aker sagaKjell Almskog, president and CEO of Kværner, promised his company would "push on" in its bid to take over Aker Maritime despite its rival...

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