May 29, 2014 zoom Kongsberg Maritime AS (KONGSBERG) has been awarded a Project Specific Agreement including FEED for delivery of Safety and Automation (SAS) systems to the four Johan Sverdrup field platforms by Statoil Petroleum AS.The Project Specific Agreement includes an option for delivery of Safety and Automation Equipment including detail engineering services and commissioning services. The agreement is subject to Statoil final investment decision.The deliveries will be based on Kongsberg Maritime’s proven core SAS technology for Process Control, Power Distribution Control, Process Shutdown, Emergency Shutdown and Fire & Gas systems.The latest generations of Kongsberg Maritime SAS technology for production, integration, presentation, simulation, training and operation are also included.“KONGSBERG has installed similar systems on 10 Statoil production platforms today and we are pleased to be selected as the supplier for this important project,” said Geir Håøy, President, Kongsberg Maritime.“This is a major contract for KONGSBERG and further strengthens our position as a major supplier of our core automation and safety products to the offshore production market,” said Mr. Håøy.
Kato Engineering has expanded its authorised service network through collaboration with Sulzer for aftermarket services on Kato brand generators.The authorised service agreement between the two companies covers six service locations in the US and seven service locations in Australia. Kato has a large installed base within the oil and gas (onshore & offshore), commercial industrial (prime & standby), power generation, data center, rail, and mining industries.Sulzer is strategically located in the US and Australia to support these markets, Kato said.“Sulzer has strong expertise in generator repair as well as providing maintenance service to customers for turbines, compressors, pumps, motors and gearboxes. Similarly, the level of expertise offered to existing Sulzer customers will now be available to all those operating Kato generators,” it added.Nicolas Troussard, Head of Business Development Electromechanical Services for Sulzer, said: “Kato Engineering is one of the world’s leading brands for distributed power generation in oil & gas, mining and marine. With Sulzer’s global network of service centres, this agreement ensures we can bring Kato Engineering users the highest standard of service, parts and technical support, right at their doorstep.”The Kato range of generators is in operation extensively in many markets providing power supply.“Kato brand product’s continued reliability is enhanced by periodic maintenance, planned repair, and our ability to react quickly to customer’s field needs. Our agreement with Sulzer will only bolster our ability to build the Kato Engineering brand worldwide,” Kato said.Corey Hansen, Senior Manager of the Aftermarket Business for Kato Engineering and Leroy-Somer brand products, said: “This authorised service agreement with Sulzer has provided the opportunity to partner with an established company that has hands-on experience with our products. This agreement will be complementary to our aftermarket parts, remanufacture, and field service capabilities that we have internally operating out of our three North American facilities.”The deal, for Sulzer, follows on from a recent agreement with Nidec for the sales and servicing of medium voltage variable speed drives.