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    06-02-2019Start-up at Ivar Aasen[KAEFER ENERGY]
     KAEFER Energy starts the ISS maintenance work on Ivar Aasen for Aker BP.

    KAEFER Energy performs ISS maintenance (Insulation, Scaffolding, Surface protection) services on all the Aker BP-operated installations on the Norwegian continental shelf. As Aker BP has expanded its offshore portfolio, also the ISS contracts with KAEFER has expanded.

    In 2018 Alvheim was included to the installations at Valhall, Ula og Skarv, and from this year, February the 1st, Ivar Aasen was included in the contract portfolio, and KAEFER took over the responsibility of the ISS maintenance from the previous supplier. The contract has a duration of up to nine years, including option periods.

    KAEFERs project manager, Kjetil Schmidt, states that the last few weeks have been hectic related to planning and activities around mobilization of personnel, equipment and materials. “It is important that the start-up of the project run smoothly, at the same time as HSE is fully ensured. A climbing team mobilized to assist for inspection last week, and this week the basic staff started their first rotation, and took over the responsibility for all the ISS services on the installation", says Kjetil.

    In 2018, Aker BP signed an alliance agreement with several companies, which then entered alliances where several suppliers with complementary service and expertise became members. The Alliance Agreement were established to safeguard technical integrity of the installations. The alliance that KAEFER became a part of, provides services within integrity management platform services (ISS) and rope access. KAEFER is a part of the Alliance’s leadership, and work as an integrated team to improve communication, interaction and information flow. The relationship is based on common trust and openness, where the parties work together to achieve common goals and visions, thus ensuring both learning and continuous improvement. Kjetil Schmidt states that this focus should also be maintained at Ivar Aasen; “Together we will reduce costs and increase value creation and competitiveness for all parties".

    Photo: Ivar Aasen, Aker BP

    Kjetil Schmidt: Project manager, KAEFER Energy