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Equinor's response

Author: Equinor, Published on: 18 January 2019

... As stated in the above-mentioned e-mail, Equinor was not leading the construction project at the time of the accident and where thus not permanently present at the Samsung yard. The operator role was managed by Total E&P Norge AS, who had the contractual relationship to Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. In accordance with this arrangement, Samsung was responsible for the activities conducted at its yard...

Equinor has however reiterated our health and safety requirements to all yards conducting work for the Martin Linge project. To ensure such requirements were being met, we performed inspections of all yards involved in the Martin Linge Project. Our role as non-operating license partner has also been audited by the Norweigan Petroleum Safety Authority without any non-compliance observed...

Equinor has played a vital role in the Korean Shipyard Safety Standardization... a joint industrial initiative between the Korean shipyards and major international clients.

Yours sincerely,

Jan Einar Malmin

Project Director

Equinor ASA

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This is a response from the following companies: Equinor (formerly Statoil)