ABB and Aker Solutions build on strategic alliance agreement

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 09/09/2021 ABB

ABB and Aker Solutions are expanding a strategic alliance agreement with the aim of accelerating technology development for offshore wind power and offshore fish farming. It builds on a strategic alliance agreement between the two companies for seabed solutions for oil and gas from 2016.

The new collaboration also aims to support more efficient design and fabrication and more sustainable operation and maintenance of such facilities. Like the existing agreement, the extension is not exclusive.

The updated agreement now covers electrical and control for seabed solutions and offshore wind, power-from-shore and electrical, instrumentation, control and telecommunications for offshore aquaculture.

“Our close and good relationship with ABB over several years has created sustainable innovation in both oil and gas and new technologies for renewables in close collaboration with common customers,” said Anders Hannevik, Executive Vice President, Customers and Strategy, Aker Solutions. “We look forward to building on the good cooperation developed over several years to develop new technologies and systems for sustainable aquaculture facilities and low-carbon, energy-efficient solutions for the energy transition.”

“We have had a close, good, and fruitful collaboration with Aker Solutions for several years which has created success for both parties and joint customers,” said Tor Ove Lussand, Local Division Manager, Energy Industries, ABB in Norway. “We look forward to an expanded collaboration that will accelerate technological development for the energy transition and aquaculture facilities with economies of scale and greater sustainability. The world needs more renewable energy to decarbonize and seafood that is produced in a more sustainable way."

Image: (left to right) Trygve Iversen (Strategic Account Management for Aker ASA, ABB), Christian Bøhmer (Vice President Alliance & Partnerships, Aker Solutions), Asmund Mæland (Group Vice President, ABB), Anders Hannevik (Executive Vice President, Customers and Strategy, Aker Solutions), Tor Ove Lussand (Local Division Manager, Energy Industries, ABB) and Egil Birkemoe (Vice President, HV infrastructure, Renewables, Aker Solutions)