New Aker Kvaerner contract in Hoyanger

ERAS Metal AS shall retrieve zinc from zinciferous iron dust in Hoyanger. The production starts in May 2005. In addition to maintenance services Aker Kvaerner Industrial Maintenance will also assist ERAS Metal AS with modifications and project work on the site.

Earlier this autumn Hydro in Hoyanger signed a new five-year maintenance contract with Aker Kvaerner Industrial Maintenance.

"The results we have achieved through a long lasting and good cooperation with Hydro have given other companies like ERAS Metall confidence in our maintenance concept. Together with the new customer we have exciting ideas of how to develop this cooperation further, "says Mr. Kjell-Inge Solhaug, Branch Manager of Aker Kvaerner Industrial Maintenance in Hoyanger.


For further information, please contact:

Jan Bull-Simonsen, President Aker Kværner Industrial Maintenance,
Telephone +47 906 79 225
Kjell-Inge Solhaug, Department Managager Aker Kværner Industrial Maintenance, Hoeyanger, Telephone +47  992 88 817
AKER KVÆRNER ASA, through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Aker Kvaerner"), is a leading global provider of engineering and construction services, technology products and integrated solutions. The business within Aker Kvaerner span a number of industries, including Oil & Gas production, Refining & Chemicals, Mining & Metals, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, Power Generation and Pulp & Paper. Aker Kvaerner has aggregated annual revenues of approximately USD 4.5 billion and employs around 21,000 employees in more than 30 countries.
The Aker Kvaerner group consists of a number of separate legal entities. Aker Kvaerner is used as the common brand/trademark for most of these entities. The parent company in the group is Aker Kværner ASA.
Aker Kvaerner Industrial Maintenance is the market leader within modifications, maintenance and operation support of the Norwegian Onshore industry. The main activity is focused on the major process- and smelter industries like Alcoa, Elkem, Fundamus, Norsk Hydro and Norzink. The Business Unit has 470 employees and has its main operation located in Odda, Mosjoen, Hoeyanger and Kristiansand. The capabilities include multidiscipline engineering as well as mechanical and electrical/instrument (automation) services and project execution.

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