The ‘Asset Integrity Alliance’ consists of Aker BP, KAEFER Energy, Prezioso Linjebygg AS and FORCE Technology, the agreement was signed in Stavanger on 8 May.
KAEFER Energy, in close cooperation with the other companies, will ensure the technical integrity of all installations of Aker BP on the Norwegian continental shelf. The alliance will provide services within integrity management, platform services and access techniques.
KAEFER Energy will be part of the management of the alliance and will undertake the execution of insulation, surface protection, scaffolding and access as well as interior outfitting and HVAC.
KAEFER Energy is proud to be a key part of the first alliance that Aker BP's operating organisation enters. The Head of Offshore Projects at KAEFER Energy, VP Jens Tolås, sees major efficiency gains in such a model, where the use of digital tools and the Lean principles will play a key role in connection with the alliance's improvement and security work.
“The alliance model is fully in line with Aker BP's strategy to restructure the value chain through long-term framework agreements and alliances." says Aker BP Operations Director Svein Jakob Liknes.
“The goal of integrity alliance is to work more efficiently with our strategic partners. When we work together as an integrated team, the mission is to reduce costs and eliminate non-value-creating activities so that the value creation and competitiveness of the company increases.” explains Liknes.
The CEO of KAEFER Energy, Bård Bjørshol, is pleased to be part of such an alliance, and strongly believes that this will represent the future cooperation model. Furthermore, Bjørshol says that the company has invested heavily in the training and introduction of Lean over several years, and in recent years in digital tools. The alliance model will be a good starting point for capitalising on these investments for all parties in the alliance.