5 March 2014

Bergen Group Services awarded 10 - year service and maintenance contract with the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue

(Bergen, March 5th 2014): Bergen Group Services is awarded a long-term service and maintenance contract for several of the vessels operated by the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue. The contract with Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue is for 10 years and has an estimated value of NOK 35-40 million.

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The service and maintenance agreement includes all the society’s rescue vessels using MTU-engines. This is a total of 10 rescue vessels stationed various places along the Norwegian coast. The service and maintenance work will be carried out both at Bergen Group Services head location in Bergen and by using mobile service carrying out work at the base stations for the vessels. 

Bergen Group Services has over the years built up a comprehensive capacity and expertise in the service and maintenance of engines from high-speed vessels. These vessels are often used in critical assignments requiring a very high reliability. This puts great demands on the quality of service and maintenance on these motor installations.

“The contract with the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue is an important contribution to the process of further developing our capacity related to demanding maritime services. The contract confirms our strong position in this segment”, says managing director Frode Johansson in Bergen Group Services. He also points out that the company recently entered into similar agreements with the Norwegian Defense Logistics Organisation (FLO) on maintenance and service work related to the Armed Forces MTU engines.

“This type of service and maintenance projects requires a long-term horizon in order to maintain and further develop the necessary expertise, both with us and with our partners. Now we have been awarded framework agreements with two very demanding customers we are looking forward to work with, says Frode Johansson.

Bergen Group Services AS, a fully owned subsidiary of Bergen Group ASA, has approximately 150 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. So far in Q1 2014, the company has been awarded contracts with a total value of NOK 120 million. This includes a 4-year framework contract with the Armed Forces of maintenance and service work related to the Armed Forces MTU engines, and a framework agreement on various disciplines related to the servicing and maintenance of the Armed Forces vessels.


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