Aker BP and Framo Ink Seawater Lift Pumps Maintenance Deal

first_imgAker BP and Framo have entered into a long-term contract for seawater lift pumps maintenance which covers all of the five field centers where Aker BP is the operator.This is a continuation of the pilot contract signed by Aker BP, pump supplier Framo and technology company Cognite during ONS in 2018.In 2018, the two companies and Cognite, a global AI software company, set up a digital pilot effort for predictive maintenance of the seawater lift pumps on the Aker BP-operated Ivar Aasen field.According to Aker BP, the new contract represents a huge step within digitalization and predictive maintenance.Going forward, algorithms and sensor data will help Aker BP to increase uptime and reduce maintenance on its seawater lift pumps.The new ‘smart’ contract has a duration of six years, with an option for an additional six years.“Cooperation with Cognite, along with sharing of data, have been essential in arriving at both algorithms, digital boards and an incentive model that ensures value for both Aker BP and Framo. This way of working is in line with Aker BP’s strategy where we create added value together with strategic partners,” says Kjetel Digre in Aker BP.“Basing contract models on real-time data has been uncharted territory. With the release of these data flows, Framo has been able to predict the condition of equipment, foresee what will happen with the pumps in the future, and in turn plan effective maintenance. Together with Aker BP, we have altered the traditional approach to maintenance. We are now continuing this cooperation into the future and over to the other fields,” says Trond Petter Abrahamsen, managing director in Framo Services.last_img read more

PLEASE RESIGN: Embattled TT minister faces calls to step down from the coalition government

first_img Share NewsRegional PLEASE RESIGN: Embattled TT minister faces calls to step down from the coalition government by: – May 10, 2011 18 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Embattled Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs Minister Mary King was facing calls for her resignation as Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar appointed her attorney general to investigate the award of a government contract to the husband of her senior cabinet minister.But Sports Minister Anil Roberts, who belongs to the same Congress of the People (COP) party as King in the five-member coalition government, wants his colleague to step down immediately and spare the prime minister from having to make the decision.“….the right thing is to resign immediately,” he said after the Express newspaper reported that questions have been raised as to whether King breached the law when she failed to disclose her pecuniary and family interest in a software engineering company, Ixanos Ltd, which won a Government website development contract from her ministry last November.It said that the minister is the corporate secretary on record and a joint shareholder with her husband Dr St Clair King of Ixanos.The paper said that investigations into the award of the near TT$100,000 (US$16, 600) website development contract “found the minister failed to disclose her interest in the family-owned business, was present at the opening of the bids and was involved in the selection process of the four-member evaluation team which picked Ixanos”But it quoted her as denying all breaches insisting that the contract “awarded to her family company was open and transparent and did not “at all” represent a conflict of interest.“There has been a deafening silence from the leadership of my party,” Roberts told reporters, adding that he would be “very perturbed and upset” if King, “who was head of Transparency International (T&T) and who wrote many columns…sees no need to resign.“I don’t think any of us should put the Prime Minister in a position where she has to make a strong move to fire us. If we know we are wrong, we should do the right thing,” he said.Ina statement, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan confirmed that his office had started investigations into the award of the contract.Ramlogan said that the issues raised were of grave and public importance and he therefore intends to expedite his review of the relevant documents and circumstances in the shortest possible time frame.“It is imperative that the principles of natural justice be scrupulously observed less the review/ enquiry be vitiated by allegations of procedural irregularity and unfairness.“This matter was referred to the Attorney General by the Honourable Prime Minister for advice soon after a meeting between the Prime Minister and the Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs,” the release added.“That meeting took place sometime after the award of the subject contract. The Attorney General was immediately instructed to undertake a comprehensive review of the procedure followed in the award of the said contract in light of concerns expressed by the Honourable Prime Minister.”The main opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) has also called on King to step down and urged the Integrity Commission as well as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to investigate the matter.“By her own admission, King had breached Section 29 of the Integrity Act and as such she is not fit to hold office. The Prime Minister must relieve King of her appointment as a minister and senator immediately,” said PNM general secretary Ashton Forde.The Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) Monday called for a prompt investigation into the matter adding that it is concerned over the issue and is urging “ that an investigation into this matter be promptly completed with an unambiguous statement either clearing the Minister’s name or indicating that due process will be followed if it is found that there has been a breach of the Integrity in Public Life Act and or any laws or policies governing public procurement.“TTTI believes that it is important that elected officials be held to the highest standard of integrity in their behaviour. Persons found guilty of breaches of the law must face the full penalties if we are to avoid the perception that the law treats with some people more favourably than others.” Tweetlast_img read more