25 February 2016

Awarded extended contract for Frigate Maintenance

Bergen Group Services AS has been awarded a one-year extension of the contract for the ship technical maintenance of the Navy’s frigate class. The contract has an estimated value of NOK 70 million.

The project involves planning, coordination and implementation of scheduled maintenance, corrective maintenance and other additional work on the Navy's five frigates. The work will mainly be conducted on the Navy's main naval base at Haakonsvern just outside Bergen. The contract is valid for the period from July 2016 until July 2017.

CEO Frode Johansson in Bergen Group Services AS is satisfied that NDMA maintain their maintenance program in a challenging time for many parts of the maritime industry.

“The frigates are highly complex vessels, and the implementation of such a project requires high demands of expertise, quality and documentation. The Norwegian Armed Forces is thus an important partner in maintaining competence in a challenging time for the maritime industry”, says Frode Johansson.

Bergen Group Services has over many to build up extensive expertise related to inspection- and maintenance of advanced high-speed craft for both civil and military customers.

“Together with our partners we have ambitions to remain competitive in the market who place high demands on both cost and quality in executing complex maritime projects and service operations”, says CEO Frode Johansson in Bergen Group Services AS.

Bergen Group Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bergen Group Bergen Group ASA. The operational activity take place at the company’s headquartering at Laksevåg (Bergen) and Straume (Sotra outside Bergen). Bergen Group Services also has an extensive operational activity taking place on customer locations in Hordaland county, as well as travel team covering both the Norwegian coast, offshore installations in the North Sea and international assignments. The contract is considered an important contribution Bergen Group's long-term strategy of further developing the Group's expertise and capacity related to complex maritime projects and maritime service operations.

For further information:
CEO Frode Johansson, Bergen Group Services, tel. +47 970 80 766
SVP Corporate Functions & Communications, Øyvind Risnes, Bergen Group ASA, tel. +47 480 48 561.