Hot on the heels of the deal with IBM (OITJ March 07), Aker Kvaerner has extended its oil country condition-based maintenance (CBM) offering with a partnership with Sweden-based bearing specialist SKF. CBM leverages real time equipment monitoring to plan just-in-time maintenance activity.
The initial focus of the partnership will be to secure customers and installations in the North Sea and onshore in Norway, with plans to expand internationally. The agreement integrates Aker Kvaerner’s engineering and maintenance expertise with SKF’s knowledge of rotating equipment, condition monitoring and analysis.
SKF’s Ole Kristian Joedahl said, ‘Both our companies have global presence and provide complementary technology and customer portfolios. By joining forces we can provide cross border services and augment customer value.’ SKF has a 100 year history of bearing manufacturing experience and now provides CBM solutions across a range of industry segments.
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