Aker Solutions signs Bahrain deal
First surface wellhead contract won by Aker Solutions in Bahrain
Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Enerserv W.L.L 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, according to a press release from the company.
Delivered out of Batam
The Batam site was established back in 1992. In 2009, Aker Solutions upgraded the Batam facility in order 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 percent, or the equivalent of 300,000 man hours. Aker Solutions employs approximately 320 people in Batam of which 90 percent are locals.
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