3 June 2014

Bergen Group, Semco Maritime and Apply establish rig service partnership

The three oil service providers Bergen Group ASA, Semco Maritime and Apply Rig & Modules have entered into agreement to establish the partnership Hanøytangen Rig Services. The rig services market is growing and with a unique, integrated offering, the partnership sees potential to become a leading provider of comprehensive rig service projects.


Pictured after signing of the partnership agreement: From left: Peter Nygaard Andersen (EVP Apply Rig & Modules), Hans Peter Jørgensen (SPV Semco Maritime Rig Projects) and Asle Solheim (CEO Bergen Group).

The strategically located, well-established yard facilities at Hanøytangen outside Bergen, Norway has access to open sea, no height limitations and has a towing channel deep enough for constructions with extremely large draft. The three partners, Semco Maritime, Bergen Group Hanøytangen and Apply Rig & Modules, all have leading positions within niches of the oil and drilling rig services industry, and through the partnership the three companies establish a unique foundation for servicing rig owning companies and other customers.

Hanøytangen Rig Sevices will provide a complete in-house front-end engineering, project planning, management and project execution offering at the Hanøytangen Yard. This will ensure highly robust, cost effective and comprehensively managed projects for rig renewals, upgrades, modifications, installation and commissioning, aiming to develop Hanøytangen to become Norway’s best rig and marine project and engineering facility.

The partnership will be managed by a team with representatives from each party. The marketing of Hanøytangen Rig Services has commenced and has already attracted considerable interest from the industry.

«Hanøytangen is a unique location and by joining forces we are able to provide a unique and tailored offering to the rig services market. The activity in this market is good, and the outlook looks promising. We see strong industry interest for our joint offering and look forward to secure the first contracts», says Jarle Lerstøl, Consortium leader, Hanøytangen Rig Services.

Hanøytangen Rig Services offers one of the most versatile shipyards in Norway and encompasses several docks, one of which boasts an astounding dry dock capacity of 116 m x 125m (x 17m water depth float-in level/depth) including ultra-deep-water quayside facility of +94 m water depth. Hanøytangen Rig Services is able to offer cutting-edge plant equipment including heavy lift cranes capabilities which cover all the docks areas.

For further information, please contact:  

Head of Semco Maritime Rig Projects, SVP Hans Peter Jørgensen, tel.: +45 2525 6561

Head of Bergen Group, CEO, Asle Solheim, tel.: +47 993 28 465  

Head of Apply Rig & Modules, EVP, Peter Nygaard Andersen, tel.: +47 982 17 219

Key info about the partner companies

Bergen Group is an innovative supplier of products, services and solutions to the offshore and maritime industry. The core activities are focused on Rig Service, Maritime Service, Subsea & Offshore Service and Decommission. Bergen Group Hanøytangen is an installation well qualified and accommodated for large offshore projects. Access to open sea, good communications and a well-equipped installation with personnel makes the service base very suitable for rig projects and other purposes requiring great dimensions. See www.bergengroup.no for more information.

Semco Maritime is an international contracting and engineering company. For more than 30 years we have been facilitating design, fabrication, service and maintenance of our customers’ assets, providing comprehensive project management across all phases of energy projects. From turnkey engineering solutions to operation support and delivery of components, systems and solutions – we make sure our customers and partners in the energy sector experience safe, cost-efficient operations. Semco Maritime is an international company with branches in Denmark, Norway, UK, UAE, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, Central America and USA. For further information please see www.semcomaritime.com

Apply Rig & Modules is one of Norway’s largest and most competent technology companies in electrical, automated and mechanical system packages. This makes the company a leading supplier of products, projects and services to drilling rigs, vessels and oil service companies.  Apply Rig & Modules is a part of Apply as – a topside focused oil service company with more than 1,600 employees. See www.applyrm.no for more information.