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Aker Solutions to Deliver Subsea Production System for Kikeh Project

15 August 2011

Aker Solutions has secured a contract with Murphy Sabah Oil Co, Ltd to deliver a subsea production system for the Kikeh subsea expansion project off the coast of Sabah in East Malaysia.

The scope of work includes the delivery of deepwater oil production equipment such as subsea trees, control modules distribution system and manifolds that will be installed at a water depth of 1350 meters, the company said.

The project will be delivered out of Aker Solutions high-tech subsea manufacturing centre in Port Klang, Malaysia. This is the only facility in the world where a complete subsea production system can be manufactured in one location.

The subsea hardware is expected to be on production in 2013. Aker Solutions was responsible for the delivery of the original Kikeh scope back in 2005. It was the first deepwater development in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region. The contract party is Aker Process Systems Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. The contract has been signed and booked as order intake in Q2 2011, the company added.

Dave Hutchinson, president, subsea Asia Pacific at Aker Solutions says: "We are extremely pleased to have Murphy as our returning customer. We will deliver a quality project fully utilizing our experience in the region."