17 February 2014

Bergen Group Services awarded a framework agreement by the Norwegian Defence on engine maintenance

Bergen Group Services is awarded a framework agreement by the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (FLO) on maintenance and service work related to MTU engines in the Norwegian Armed Forces. The framework agreement runs for four years and has an estimated total value of approximately NOK 60 million.


Photo of one of the the Navy’s Skjold-class coastal corvettes

CEO Asle Solheim is very satisfied with the new maintenance and service agreement that includes propulsion engines on a variety of Naval Vessels and Combat Vehicles. This includes, among others, the engines on the Navy’s Skjold-class coastal corvettes, minesweeper vessels and frigates, as well as the Combat Leopard vehicles.

“Bergen Group has for a long time worked on developing the Group's expertise and capacity in carrying out complex marine projects. This Framework Agreement with the Norwegian Armed Forces is therefore also very important for our strategy”, says Solheim.

He notes that the Norwegian Armed Forces have great demands on the content delivery in such an agreement - both in terms of price, quality and operational flexibility.

“We need demanding customers in order to maintain our competitiveness, both nationally and internationally. Therefore, it is also particularly important for us to be awarded this type of framework agreements, says CEO.

Bergen Group Services AS, a fully owned subsidiary of Bergen Group ASA, has approximately 140 employees and is responsible for the Group's maritime service operations. The activity is today headquartered at Laksevåg in Bergen, but will in the future be co-locating much of the activity with the group's other activities Hanøytangen at Askøy outside Bergen.

For more information:

Frode Johansson, Managing Director, Bergen Group Services, tel +47 970 80 766

Øyvind Risnes, SVP Communications, Bergen Group ASA, tel +47 480 48 561