Norwegian oil major Equinor is tightening up its alliances with Aker Solutions and TechnipFMC for the supply of subsea equipment and services.
In December 2017 Equinor entered into several framework agreements with both supplies.
New collaboration agreements have now been signed to “establish a framework to ensure continuous improvements”.
The two separate agreements have been signed with identical objectives.
The work will focus on improvements in safety, quality, cost and technology from concept through project execution and subsea operations services.
Margareth Ovrum, Equinor’s executive vice president for technology, projects and drilling, said: “We are building on many years of good cooperation with two world-leading suppliers in the subsea segment.
“Together with TechnipFMC and Aker Solutions we aim to further develop current solutions and keep up the pressure on continuous improvements that enables future profitable projects.”
Peggy Krantz-Underland, Equinor’s senior vice president for procurement and supplier relations, said: “The agreements give us the predictability and long-term perspective we need to work on improvements and be competitive over time.”