Aker Solutions awarded frame agreement with Petrobras
OSLO -- Aker Solutions has entered a frame agreement with Petrobras to provide subsea equipment for the oil company' s deepwater pre-salt field developments in Brazil. The contract value is approximately $ 800 million.
The scope of work is for 60 well-sets with vertical subsea trees, subsea control systems, tools and spares within the 2014-2018 period.
Petrobras will deploy the 60 well-sets in the pre-salt field developments located 300 km off the São Paulo coast in the Santos Basin.
A new subsea manufacturing facility will be established in Curitiba in the state of Parana, 800 km south of Rio de Janeiro. This new technology centre will replace the current plant by 2015 and will employ approximately 1100 people.
Only the first few well-sets within the new frame agreement will be manufactured at the existing plant, while the remaining well-sets will be assembled and tested at the new facility.