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2015-10-08

Kværner ASA: Kvaerner wins its third Johan Sverdrup jacket contract

8 October 2015 - Today Kvaerner signs the contract for delivery of the process
platform jacket to the Johan Sverdrup field. With this award, Kvaerner will
be delivering the three largest of the four steel substructures for Johan
Sverdrup, in addition to one of the platform topsides. The value of today's
contract is approximately NOK 1 billion.

The new delivery will include engineering, procurement and construction. The
engineering will be performed at Kvaerner's offices in Oslo, and will start
immediately. The project management will be based at Kvaerner's facility for
complex jackets in Verdal. Prefabrication and assembly will also start here
from the summer of 2016.

The process platform jacket will be delivered in the summer of 2018. The
activity will be at its highest in the summer of 2017, when around 180
employees will be working on the project.

- The contract has been won in international competition and confirms
Kvaerner's position as one of the industry's leading contractors of steel
jacket substructures. The improvements we have implemented the last years
enable us to offer new steel substructures to the same price as fifteen years
ago. We will at the same time focus on continuing to deliver with safe
execution, predictable schedule and agreed quality. The result is that we
have a strong competitiveness combined with sound margins. I am pleased that
our clients confirm that we are a contractor who offers an attractive
combination of technological expertise and cost effectiveness, says Jan Arve
Haugan, Kvaerner's President&CEO.

Today's award, together with the two previous contracts entered for delivery
of jackets for Johan Sverdrup, reinforce the possibilities for strategic
development of the expertise at the facility in Verdal in the years to come,
and give good activity up until the summer of 2018.

- We are very pleased today! With contracts for delivery of the three biggest
steel substructures to Johan Sverdrup in order backlog, Kvaerner has a good
and predictable foundation as basis for continuous improvement and long-term
planning in connection with further development of Kvaerner in Verdal. Based
on long experience and particular attention to EPC project execution, we
offer seamless integrated solutions to our clients. This, combined with
long-term relations in the supplier's market, enable us to offer flexibility
to our clients, says Sverre Myklebust, Executive vice president Jackets.

Kvaerner has delivered many of the world's most demanding offshore projects
including the majority of Norway's offshore oil and gas platforms. The new
steel substructure will be number 46 in a series of substructures from
Kvaerner in the past 45 years.

Contract party is Kvaerner's wholly-owned subsidiary, Kværner Verdal AS.

Facts about the steel substructure for the process platform:

Contract: EPC
Height: 141.5 m
Load-out weight: 17 700 tonnes
Top elevation: 28 m x 80 m
Bottom elevation: 60 m x 80 m
Piles: 20

A press conference will be held at 09:00 - 09.40 am at Kvaerner ASA's main
office Fornebuporten, Oksenøyveien 10 at Fornebu outside Oslo.

Present:

Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien

Management from Statoil and Kvaerner, who will also sign the new contract

After the signing, the parties and the minister will be available for
questions from the media.

Media representatives are asked to meet at 8:45 am in Kvaerner's reception. We
kindly request attendees to register at the system in the lobby as visitors
to Annette Hatlo Nedrelid / Kvaerner.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:
Investor Relations:
Ingrid Aarsnes, SVP Investor Relations&Communications, Kvaerner, Tel: +47 67
59 50 46, Mob: +47 950 38 364

Media:
Torbjørn Andersen, VP Communications, Kvaerner, Mob: +47 928 85 542
Media:
Tove Strand Trana, Communication Manager, Kvaerner, Jackets, Mob: +47 464 01
103
About Kvaerner:

Kvaerner is a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction
(EPC) services, and delivers offshore installations and onshore plants for
upstream oil and gas production around the world. Kvaerner ASA, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates ("Kvaerner"), is an international contractor and
preferred partner for oil and gas operators and other engineering and
fabrication contractors. Kvaerner and its approximately 2 900 HSSE-focused
and experienced employees are recognised for delivering some of the world's
most amazing and demanding projects.
In 2014, the Kvaerner group had consolidated annual revenues of approximately
NOK 14 billion and the company reported an order backlog at 30 June 2015 of
NOK 17.7 billion. Kvaerner is publicly listed with the ticker "KVAER" at the
Oslo Stock Exchange. For further information, please visitwww.kvaerner.com.

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This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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