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New main­ten­ance con­tract by Equi­nor

May 12, 2020

​Our client Equinor chose KAEFER En­ergy as the pro­vider of ISS ser­vices for the Mar­tin Linge field. 


The ser­vices in­clude the pro­vi­sion of in­su­la­tion, sur­face pro­tec­tion, pass­ive fire pro­tec­tion, scaf­fold­ing and rope ac­cess, as well as op­por­tun­it­ies for vari­ous ad­di­tional ser­vices in other fields. Today, KAEFER also per­forms these ser­vices in con­nec­tion with the com­ple­tion of the Mar­tin Linge pro­ject.

An agreement of great importance

The scope of work has an es­tim­ated value of ap­prox. NOK 100-150 mil­lion over ten years and is part of the long-term frame­work agree­ment with Equi­nor. Bård Bjør­shol, CEO of KAEFER En­ergy: “The agree­ment is of great im­port­ance to us, both in terms of activ­ity, in­come and em­ploy­ment, and with re­gard to the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of KAEFER.” Last sum­mer, KAEFER En­ergy was also as­signed the main­ten­ance re­spons­ib­il­ity in ISS sub­jects for all five in­stall­a­tions on the Jo­han Sver­drup field, which to­gether with Mar­tin Linge rep­res­ent the latest Equi­nor in­stall­a­tions. These are set up with the latest in di­gital sys­tems, which also gives KAEFER En­ergy the op­por­tun­ity to fully im­ple­ment di­gital tech­no­logy in the ISS sub­jects, as part of its con­tinu­ous im­prove­ment pro­cesses. “Fur­ther de­vel­op­ment, through in­nov­a­tion, di­git­al­isa­tion and Lean, have been fo­cus areas of our com­pany,” Bjør­shol em­phas­izes, “the in­vest­ment has con­trib­uted to im­prove­ments in HSE, qual­ity and ef­fi­ciency.”

500 employees offshore for an expanded scope of work

KAEFER En­ergy will have up to 500 em­ploy­ees en­gaged off­shore un­der the ISS frame­work agree­ment with Equi­nor. It in­cludes, in ad­di­tion to Mar­tin Linge and Jo­han Sver­drup, the fields Troll, Åsgard and Kristin. The agree­ment rep­res­ents sev­eral bil­lions in sales for KAEFER En­ergy dur­ing the term up to 2031.

It is ex­tra nice to be given an ex­pan­ded scope of work. “We have achieved very good HSE res­ults over sev­eral years and de­livered ef­fi­cient work ex­e­cu­tion with con­tinu­ous im­prove­ment fo­cus. We are look­ing for solu­tions to chal­lenges to the best of all parties,” says Jens Tolås, Dir­ector of Off­shore Pro­jects at KAEFER En­ergy. “I re­gard the award as a solid re­cog­ni­tion from Equi­nor for our ap­proach and work, as well as the good in­ter­ac­tion we have had with their rep­res­ent­at­ives. We are both proud, happy and humble today”, con­cludes Tolås.
Martin Linge