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Interesting market comments from Ocean Rig in their Q2 presentation:
http://ocean-rig.irwebpage.com/files/ORIG_2018_Q2.pdf

Slide 8 shows an improvement in rig contracting, which is an important market for Aqualis, as they are often involved, when rigs are moved around the world (http://aqualisoffshore.com/services/rig-moving/)

New contracts for Aqualis (August 8th): http://aqualisoffshore.com/media/egina-fpso-position-keeping/

Aqualis Offshore has been handed the position keeping role for installation of the Egina FPSO offshore Nigeria.
EPCIC contractor for the FPSO, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), has awarded the position keeping work to Aqualis Offshore. The newbuild Egina FPSO was towed from South Korea and arrived in Nigeria in late January for final integration of topside modules built in Lagos.

Once the FPSO is located at the Egina field, Aqualis Offshore will manage the position keeping procedure and provide position keeping masters offshore while it is being connected to the pre-installed mooring spread. In total, the Egina FPSO will be spread moored on 16 mooring lines (4×4).

“Having last year successfully managed the position keeping roles for the Icthys Venturer FPSO and Ichthys Explorer central processing facility, we are no stranger to installing large offshore structures. We look forward to supporting SHI and Total with the Egina FPSO, which is a challenging deepwater field development,” says Phil Lenox, Director – Asia Pacific.

Total is the operator of the Egina field, which is located some 130 kilometres off the coast of Nigeria at water depths of more than 1,500 metres. The FPSO measures approximately 330m in length and is expected to have an oil storage capacity of approximately 2.3 million barrels of oil.

OWC opens office in Taiwan:
http://aqualisoffshore.com/media/offshore-wind-consultants-taiwan/

Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC), a company wholly owned by Aqualis ASA, has established a new office in Taiwan to support the fast growing Taiwanese offshore wind sector.
OWC is an independent engineering consultancy focused on the development and realisation of offshore renewables technology and projects. Offshore Wind Consultants Taiwan Co., Limited will offer offshore wind consultancy services and expertise to the Taiwanese and wider Asia Pacific markets.

“We have secured a number of jobs offshore Taiwan in the past six months. To set up a dedicated office here to be as close as possible to our clients and to contribute towards local job and value creation therefore makes perfect sense,” says Will Cleverly, managing director of OWC’s Taiwan operation.

OWC has secured contracts for providing EPC lead and installation manager roles for an offshore wind developer for a site due to come on line in 2021, and also undertaken work for other clients in the region. This has included providing consultancy services related to wind turbine installation vessels and their suitability for different wind turbines and site locations offshore Taiwan.

Prior to 2018, Taiwan had approximately 8MW wind power installed, but now has ambitions of 5.5GW to be under construction by 2025. In April this year, the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) allocated grid capacity for ten new offshore wind projects.

“We believe our experience of helping clients reduce CAPEX and work with tight schedules and high risk profiles can be of value to help developers in Taiwan achieve these impressive targets,” adds Will Cleverly.

In 2017, OWC’s parent company, marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore, also established an office in Taiwan to support local offshore wind and oil and gas developments. OWC’s office, based in the heart of Taipei, will work closely with the existing Aqualis Offshore branch.

“Setting up the Aqualis Offshore unit in Taiwan has been a great success. To complement our capabilities by adding the OWC offshore wind products and services will make us an even more relevant and reliable partner offshore Taiwan,” says David Wells, CEO of Aqualis Offshore.

OWC and Aqualis Offshore are both part of Oslo-listed energy consultancy group Aqualis ASA, an energy consulting group providing consultancy services to the offshore oil, gas and renewables sectors globally.

https://www.hegnar.no/Nyheter/Boers-finans/2018/08/OEkokrim-senket-aksje

Økokrim senket aksje
Aqualis ASAs datterselskap Aqualis Offshore, og en tidligere ansatt hos selskapet, er blitt siktet av økokrim, mistenkt for brudd på forurensingsloven.

Det melder TDN Direkt, som siterer DN.

Aqualis ASAs datterselskap Aqualis Offshore, og en tidligere ansatt hos selskapet, er blitt siktet av økokrim, mistenkt for brudd på forurensingsloven.

- Vi kan bekrefte at Aqualis Offshore as og en tidligere ansatt hos Aqualis Offshore as er blitt siktet av Økokrim mistenkt for brudd på forurensningsloven. Vi har vært åpne om vår involvering siden politiet kontaktet oss i mai 2017, sier Wells, ifølge avisen.

Ingen aksjer falt mer mandag, og endte ned 8,56 prosent til 4,70 kroner.

Rig moves are an important activity for Aqualis Offshore (Rig Moving, Rig Inspections, see webpage for further information):

This presentation from Borr Drilling contains good market updates:
http://borrdrilling.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/8704bbf4a51762e1.pdf

Slide 7: Number of rig fixtures are going up.
Slide 9: Offshore (0-125 meters) investments are expected to go up.
ULKEN
03.09.2018 kl 18:53 917

https://www.nrk.no/rogaland/her-ender-skandaleskipet-_harrier_-sine-dager-1.14191123

Ingen sak foe økokrim da lengere. Sogar Belona er fornøyd med løsningen.

#8 insider transaction (all buying) after the Q2 report:
https://newsweb.oslobors.no/message/458852

Asker, 6 September 2018: The following primary insiders have purchased shares in Aqualis ASA

Stuart Mill, Group Commercial Director, acquired 1,230 shares at an average purchase price of NOK 4,60 per share. Following this transaction Stuart Mill holds 101,998 shares in total.

#9 insider transaction (all buying) after the Q2 report:
https://newsweb.oslobors.no/message/459163

Asker, 11 September 2018: The following primary insiders have purchased shares in Aqualis ASA

Stuart Mill, Group Commercial Director, acquired 35,000 shares at an average purchase price of NOK 4,952 per share. Following this transaction Stuart Mill holds 136,998 shares in total.

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

#10 and #11 insider transaction (all buying) after the Q2 report:

Asker, 20 September 2018: The following primary insiders have purchased shares
in Aqualis ASA

Kim Boman, CFO, acquired 100,000 shares at an average purchase price of NOK 4,33
per share. Following this transaction Kim Boman holds 500,000 shares in total.

Amish Sanghavi, Group Controller, acquired 100,000 shares at an average purchase
price of NOK 4,33 per share. Following this transaction Amish Sanghavi holds
276,994 shares in total.

New Presentation from Borr Drilling:
http://mb.cision.com/Public/16983/2616249/be9d381e0e3129c4.pdf

Page 4 shows a continued improvement in the jack-up market, which is positive for Aqualis. Movements of Jack-up rigs is an important business area for Aqualis.

New large shareholder in Aqualis:

We hereby declare that due to a trade of 1,000,000 shares done by Danica Pension Försäkringsaktiebolag 19th September 2018, Danske Bank A/S as per 20th September 2018 indirectly holds 2,468,886 shares and votes in Aqualis ASA through Danica Pension Försäkringsaktiebolag. This holding represents 5.83753 % of the total share capital and total no of voting rights in Aqualis ASA.