Vår Energi enters strategic supplier partnership
The strategic partnership with Aker Solutions, Havfram and Saipem covers fabrication, delivery, and installation of subsea production equipment for all Vår Energi operated assets and projects on the NCS.
Vår Energi ASA enters a strategic partnership with Aker Solutions AS, Havfram AS and Saipem S.A for SPS/SURF deliveries, in preparation for record high activity level on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
Vår Energi CEO, Torger Rød, says:
"We are very pleased to have secured such a strong team supporting us to develop our projects, through priority, competence, and capacity. Broader, long-term, and more open collaboration between suppliers and operators drives value creation. It reduces cost and increase efficiency and predictability. Strong partnerships with key suppliers will develop the most sustainable solutions, and strengthen our competitiveness."
The contract duration is five years plus two options of two years each – potentially up to nine years.
The strategic partnership model is built on a one-for-all and all-for-one principle and contrasts with the conventional model of separate contracts with split scope and responsibilities.
VP Contracts & Procurement in Vår Energi, Annethe Gjerde, explains:
"We always push for operational excellence through sustainable solutions, and with a collaboration model like this, we will see more efficient and improved end-solutions. Strategic partnering and early involvement of the suppliers secure more efficient planning and implementation of projects. A strong partnership will provide added value for all parties, which we also see as part of the standardized supply chain behavior guideline developed by a joint industry effort facilitated by the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association."