Aker Maritime has decided to further expand activities and increase investments in its Houston-based operations. Adding to the MH-Pyramid operations and Maritime Pusnes product deliveries, Aker Maritime will be strengthening its core engineering, project management and contracting business. The company has appointed a new senior management team and is currently adding a number of key technical professionals to its staff. Since a number of deepwater field development projects for the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, Brazil and other world-wide locations are initiated and managed from Houston, Aker Maritime considers a strong Houston office to be of significant strategic value. Aker Maritime US Inc. focuses on services, technology and products related to deepwater application of the full range of floating production systems. The company’s ambition is to also provide services, technology and products in the areas of subsea developments, marine operations and LNG facilities. Aker Maritime US has appointed Knut Eriksen and Arnt Knudsen as Senior Vice Presidents and Co-Managers of the Company.