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Out-of-this-world: a UX-1 HROV. Photo: EU UNEXMIN Project

Subsea Mining: The Next Big Thing for UUVs

bottom to the surface.”Nodule cruncher: the mining machine EVA is scheduled to support. Photo: The EU VAMOS projectEvaWhile the TURTLE and the DART appear to be commercially available from, the EVA is still being evaluated as part of a mining system by an EU consortium that includes SMD, Damen, Sandvik, INESC TEC, Fugro, Zentrum fur Telematik and BMT Group. When we called, they were deliberating on commercial ways forward for EVA et all. “It certainly has been a success,” Martins says. “EVA packs an extensive set of sensors (multiple cameras, laser-based light systems, multiple

Point Resources Extends Contract with Aker Solutions

modifications contract with Aker Solutions.The EPC O&M contract between Point Resources and Aker Solutions was first signed in June 2012, covering the Jotun A, Jotun B, Balder and Ringhorne operating facilities in the North Sea. The contract extension starts at year-end and runs until June 2022.Knut Sandvik, EVP Projects at Aker Solutions, noted, "Aker Solutions has now delivered maintenance and modifications work continuously at these offshore facilities for more than 20 years.”The order will be booked in the third quarter 2018

Photo: Equinor

Aker Solutions Bags Work On Johan Sverdrup Offshore Norway

of the field's utility and living quarter platform, as well as the preparatory offshore work connected with the phase two modifications of the riser platform."We are delivering well and on schedule on the hook-up work that we are currently performing on the Johan Sverdrup field," said Knut Sandvik, EVP Projects at Aker Solutions. "We are excited to continue our work with Kvaerner and Equinor on Norway's largest offshore development in the past three decades."The new scope will be executed by Aker Solutions in a split operation model with Kvaerner, and the companies will work

The VAMOS vehicle at SMD’s Head Office Turbinia Works (Photo: SMD)

SMD Tests Subsea Mining Vehicle Prototype

in March 2016. The consortium includes 16 members from nine EU countries: other members of the consortium are BMT Group Ltd, Damen Shipyards Group, Instituto de Engenharia Sistemas e Computadores, Fugro EMU Ltd, Zentrum für Telematik e.V., Montanuniversität Leoben, Minerália, Lda, Sandvik Mining and Construction G.m.b.H, Geological survey of Slovenia, La Palma Research Centre for Future Studies, European Federation of Geologists, Trelleborg Ede Bv, Federalni zavod za Geologijo and Fondacija za obnovu I razvoj regije Vareš

johan sverdrup Photo Statoil

Aker Wins Hook-Up Deal for Johan Sverdrup Field

. Kvaerner will work closely with Aker Solutions and contribute to all parts of the project delivery. "We look forward to teaming up with Kvaerner to deliver on this next milestone step and together work with Statoil to find the best possible solutions for this major development," said Knut Sandvik, head of projects at Aker Solutions. The agreement also contains hook-up options for the field's processing and living quarter platforms, which are scheduled to be installed in 2019.  

Aker Solutions Shuffles Leadership Team

were selected internally. Valborg Lundegaard, currently head of engineering, will lead the customer management center. Svenn Ivar Fure will continue to lead the company's front end efforts. Egil Boyum, currently head of the subsea business in Europe and Africa, will lead the products center. Knut Sandvik will lead the projects center, moving from being head of Maintenance, Modifications and Operations. David Clark, currently regional head for Europe and Africa, will lead the services center.   Svein Stoknes will remain as chief financial officer and Mark Riding will continue as head of strategy

Aker Solutions will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) services to enable a tie-in of the Utgard gas and condensate field to the Statoil-operated Sleipner facilities in the North Sea. (Photo: Øyvind Hagen / Statoil)

Aker Solutions Secures North Sea Tie-in Work

work to enable the tie-in. The contract included an option for EPCIC work which Statoil has now chosen to exercise.   “We've worked closely with Statoil to find the most cost-efficient solution for this project, which builds on our capabilities in complex modifications,” said Knut Sandvik, head of Aker Solutions' maintenance, modifications and operations business. “We're very pleased to continue working with the customer to help secure important resources from this development.”   The Utgard field will have a subsea template that will be connected by pipeline to

Statoil sleipner Photo Harald Pettersen Statoil

Aker wins Statoil Contracts

Aker Solutions' MMO unit in Stavanger. It builds on a series of modification projects that Aker Solutions has carried out for Statoil at Sleipner over the past five years. "We are continually working on delivering the most cost-effective and efficient solutions for our customers," said Knut Sandvik, head of Aker Solutions' MMO operations. "This award confirms that we are on the right track."

Courtesy Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Bags BP's Norwegian Contract

and signed the first long-term framework agreement contract of this type with the company in 1999. "We look forward to continuing the constructive relationship we've developed over the years with BP as we work together to find the most cost-effective solutions for these fields," said Knut Sandvik, head of Aker Solutions' maintenance, modifications and operations business.  

Siemens Wins Vessel Electrical Installation Contract

time package to be awarded by the shipyard, Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding.  We are especially pleased to be partnering with another world class, global company such as Siemens. Their involvement with our first seafloor production system, along with other industry heavyweights such as GE Oil and Gas, Sandvik, Soil Machine Dynamics, Rolls Royce, Bedeschi and McGregor highlights the quality of the system that we are building. We look forward to reporting on Siemens’ progress as the vessel construction progresses.”  

Bulk Cutter

Nautilus Minerals Completes Assembly of Bulk Cutter

the heaviest of the three SPTs, weighing 310 tonnes when fully assembled. It is designed to be the high productivity machine responsible for the bulk of production. Some world class companies have been involved in the design of the SPTs: The cutting drum of the BC was designed and built by Sandvik (Austria), a world leader in hard-rock mechanized mining and rock cutting equipment. The designs are based on similar designs used on large continuous miner machines used in underground mining and construction. The track sets for all three SPTs have been designed and built by Caterpillar, based

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