The framework agreement, which is called Greater Ekofisk Modifications (GEM), is one of the largest maintenance and modifications contracts on the Norwegian continental shelf.
The first GEM contract was signed during the summer of 2002. In the spring of 2011 Aibel was awarded a new frame agreement. This one, which is named Greater Ekofisk Modifications Contract (GEMC), is valid for five years, with options of three plus three years.
On the basis of the GEM, Aibel carries out around 200 modification projects of varying size at the installations at Ekofisk every year. The work involves engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and completion. The contract engages around 400 employees.
A unique feature of the GEM contract is that many of jobs offshore are managed from an operations room located in Aibel's main offices in Stavanger.