Aker ASA operates as an industrial investment company primarily in Norway, the European Union, North America, South America, Asia, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Industrial Holdings and Financial Investments. The company engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas; provision of products, systems, and services for oil and gas industry; ownership, operation, and chartering a fleet of 68 vessels on long-term contracts, within various shipping segments, including chemical tankers, dry bulk vessels, container vessels, crude tankers, vessels for car transportation, gas carriers, and oil-service vessels; and harvesting, producing, and sale of krill products for nutraceutical, aquaculture, and animal feed applications. It also offers renewable energy and green technologies; designs, constructs, and leases vessels; owns and operates platform supply-vessels, anchor handling vessels, and construction service vessels; produces silicon materials; trades in financial instruments; develops real estate; and acts as an investment manager. In addition, the company provides Cognite Data Fusion, which collects, processes, and facilitates big data for its industry customers. The company was founded in 1841 and is based in Lysaker, Norway. Aker ASA is a subsidiary of TRG Holding AS.