28 January 2016

Bergen Group Services identifies growth potential in future energy solutions

Bergen Group Services AS has singled out Energy & Industry as an area for growth in the coming years.

Asbjørn Grini has been appointed head of the new initiative which will be headquartered in the company's department at Straume (picture above) at Sotra outside Bergen.

CEO Frode Johansson in Bergen Group Services has identified exiting opportunities for increased activity within a sector that will exploit much of the current expertise and capacity in the company.

“Bergen Group Services AS will continue with a strong focus on maritime service and deliveries towards the onshore industry. In addition, we have ambitions to further develop our existing deliveries into the oil and gas industry to also include the whole energy sector”, says Frode Johansson.

This includes deliveries into various parts of the value chain that focuses on future-oriented and renewable energy.

Asbjørn Grini (pictured above) has been appointed head of the new Energy & Industrial department and takes up the position already this week. Mr. Grini (50) has an engineering background, and brings with him extensive management experience including several years as Vice President of HR and QHSE in Bergen Group. The new department has also added additional sales resources to be used to realize growth plans.

“Bergen Group Services has a strong operational performance related to the company's expertise in a complex maritime service project. We believe that much of this expertise and experience will provide us with opportunities to increase our activity against a wider range other than the competitive exposed oil and gas industry. The innovative "green" energy market represents as such an exciting opportunity”, says Johansson who is open for both organic growth as well as through cooperation with other industrial actors.

In February last year Bergen Group Services AS acquired the assets of Fjell Industries AS at Straume on Sotra outside Bergen. The acquisition gave Bergen Group Services access to 3,500 square meters of additional production facilities well adapted for future production and service contracts in the entire energy market.

Bergen Group Services AS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the listed company Bergen Group ASA. The operational activity takes place at company headquarters in Laksevåg (Skjøndal) and the location at Straume on Sotra. Bergen Group Services also has an extensive operational activity taking place on different customer sites in Hordaland, as well as by the company’s own travel team covering most of the Norwegian coast.

Contact person:
CEO Frode Johansson i Bergen Group Services AS, phone +47 970 80 766