Norwegian specialists Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Enerserv to deliver 600 sets of surface wellheads and trees to the Awali Oilfield in Bahrain. This is the first surface wellhead contract won by Aker Solutions in Bahrain, which marks a successful inroad into this important Middle East market. The contract value is $17 million. The first delivery will be of 45 sets of surface wellheads and trees that will be delivered in June. "In 2009, the surface business of Aker Solutions made a commitment to enter the Middle East and North Africa," said Aker Solutions Middle East and Asia Pacific president David Hutchinson.
"I am pleased that our strategy is bearing fruit now that we have successfully penetrated the market in Bahrain," he said.
"We look forward to working with Enerserv," he added.
"I am excited at the prospect of aligning with Aker Solutions to execute this contract," said Enerserv general manager John Moffatt.
"The interplay between our teams has been outstanding,"he added.
The contract will be delivered out of Aker Solutions' surface products manufacturing centre in Batam, Indonesia, and supported in Bahrain by a state- of-the-art oilfield service centre at Ramsis Engineering, a sister company of Enerserv. The Batam site was established in 1992.
In 2009, Aker Solutions upgraded it to increase its production capacity.
As a result, manufacturing capacity for production and assembly of surface wellheads and trees has increased by more than 50 per cent, or equivalent of 300,000 man hours.
Aker Solutions employs about 320 people in Batam of whom 90pc are locals.
Aker Solutions is one of the world's leading oilfield products, systems and services companies. It has 23,500 employees in 30 countries worldwide and aggregated annual revenues of about $6.5 billion in 2011.