Petrobras selects SKF for predictive maintenance

Petrobras selects SKF for predictive maintenance SKF and Petróleo Brasileiro S/A - Petrobras - have signed a four-year contract by which SKF Reliability Systems will provide a predictive maintenance (PdM) program to keep rotating equipment on offshore platforms producing efficiently. Petrobras started several years ago to outsource its PdM program - data collection, analysis and correction of problems - for machinery on 27 platforms at Bacia de Campos (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil, where petroleum reserves are in basins as deep as 1,300 metres. Three local service companies performed the predictive maintenance using SKF's portable data collector/analysers. Petrobras now has decided to select a new company as supplier and has chosen SKF. Göteborg, December 17, 2003 Aktiebolaget SKF (publ.) For further information, please contact: PRESS: Lars G Malmer, SKF Group Communication, tel. +46 (0)31 337 1541, e-mail: Lars.G.Malmer@skf.com IR: Marita Björk, SKF Investor Relations, tel. +46 (0)31 3371994, e-mail: Marita.Bjork@skf.com TECHNICAL PRESS: Colin Roberts, Group Technical Press, tel: +31-306075608, e-mail: colin.roberts@skf.com Aktiebolaget SKF, SE-415 50 Göteborg, Sweden, tel. +46 (0)31 337 1000, fax +46 (0)31 337 2832, www.skf.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/17/20031217BIT00200/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/17/20031217BIT00200/wkr0002.pdf

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