Aker, Cammell Lairds team up for floater conversions

Ship repair specialist Cammell Lairds PLC and Aker Maritime ASA's UK subsidiary Aker McNulty today sealed a teaming agreement for floating production conversion work. The deal builds on a cooperative relationship forged by the two companies when working together on projects including Enterprise Oil PLC's Pierce Berge Hugin floating production, storage, and offloading vessel, and the Kerr-McGee Janice floating production unit.

Aug 23rd, 2000


STAVANGER�Ship repair specialist Cammell Lairds PLC and Aker Maritime ASA's UK subsidiary Aker McNulty today sealed a teaming agreement for floating production conversion work. The deal builds on a cooperative relationship forged by the two companies when working together on projects including Enterprise Oil PLC's Pierce Berge Hugin floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel, and the Kerr-McGee Janice floating production unit (FPU).

Targeting the resurgent FPSO, floating storage unit (FSU), and FPU conversion markets, the two companies say they will use a joint marketing strategy to promote a turnkey capability covering "all aspects of potential projects."

"The advantages of this combined approach are clearly manifest in the reduced number of project interfaces that an integrated approach provides, as well as the reduced timescales offered as a result of carrying out topsides marine work simultaneously at one location," the companies said in a joint statement.

Cammell Lairds operates more than 20 drydocks at eight shipyards worldwide. Aker McNulty claims involvement in 20% of all floating production systems globally.

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