AKCS Offshore Partner awarded EPC and Campaign Maintenance Support Service contract for Husky Oil Operations Limited

    MONTREAL, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Husky Operations Limited has awarded AKCS
Offshore Partner the EPC and Maintenance Support Services contract in
connection with the Production and Operations of the White Rose Field. The
contract is valued at approximately CAN$75 million for a period of five years,
with option for renewals for fifteen successive periods of one year each. AKCS
Offshore Partner consists of Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner AS (40%),
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (40%) and G.J.Cahill & Company Limited (20%).

    The scope of the contract includes:

    - Engineering Design, Modifications & Support Services
    - Campaign Maintenance Services
    - Field Development Planning, Feasibility and Engineering Concept
    - Subsea and FPSO Moorings Support and Engineering Services

    "AKCS Offshore Partner has had a long lasting cooperation with Husky
through the partner's participation in the White Rose project and the existing
Engineering Support and Related Services contract. The new contract confirms
our competitiveness," says Mr. Harald Gulaker, AKCS Contract Sponsor.
    The project management and engineering will be performed at the AKCS
office in Atlantic Place, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

    AKER KVAERNER Offshore Partner AS is a turnkey contractor for the on- and
offshore oil and gas industry. The company is engaged in front end studies,
field development with new platforms and modifications to existing platforms,
maintenance, modifications and operations contracts, field decommissioning and
    The parent company in the group is Aker Kvaerner ASA. Aker Kvaerner,
through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading global provider of
engineering and construction services, technology products and integrated
solutions. Aker Kvaerner employs approximately 24 000 people in about
30 countries. For more information, see www.akerkvaerner.com

    SNC-Lavalin Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.,
(TSX:SNC)- one of the leading groups of engineering and construction companies
in the world, a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the
provision of operations and maintenance services. The SNC-Lavalin companies
have offices across Canada and in 34 other countries around the world and are
currently working in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com

    G.J. Cahill & Company Limited is one of Atlantic Canada's leading,
multi-disciplinary construction organizations. With a solid track record and
reputation for success, GJ Cahill has been involved with all major industrial
projects in Atlantic Canada providing construction, startup commissioning and
maintenance services in the areas of electrical, instrumentation and
mechanical. For more information, see www.gjcahill.com

    Husky Energy is a Canadian based, integrated energy and energy-related
company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Husky Energy is publicly traded on
the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HSE. www.huskyenergy.ca

For further information:

For further information: SNC-Lavalin: Media: Gillian MacCormack,
Vice-President, Public Relations, (514) 393-1000,
gillian.maccormack@snclavalin.com; Investor Relations: Denis Jasmin,
Vice-President, Investor Relations, (514) 393-1000,
denis.jasmin@snclavalin.com; Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partner AS: Bjorn Oistein
Bergseth, Vice-President, Business Development & Communications, +47 51897574,
+47 90023626, bjorn.oistein.bergseth@akerkvaerner.com; G.J.Cahill & Company:
Debbie Chafe, (709) 368-2125, dchafe@gjcahill.com

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