3 February 2017

Strategic cooperation with AAK Energy Services

Bergen Group has entered into a strategic cooperation with AAK Energy Services AS. The company is specializing in demanding access to vulnerable areas in challenging environments.

“Bergen Group has a clear growth strategy that also includes various forms of strategic cooperation with companies in which we together can become more competitive. In this context, we consider AAK Energy Services as very exciting”, says CEO Hans Petter Eikeland.

He points out that Bergen Group over time has built up a unique expertise that also is attractive in areas other than where the company operates today.

“AAK Energy Services provides us with an attractive expertise in rope access and work at height, and this is considered as an asset for us when we are competing for demanding projects related to maritime services and ship maintenance. In addition, we aim to increase the focus on projects in new areas such as onshore and offshore wind farms. Here, a cooperation with AAK will strengthen our position in the market”, says CEO Hans Petter Eikeland.

Managing director Torgeir Nærø in AAK Energy Services AS looks forward to initiate a strategic partnership with Bergen Group.

“AAK Energy Services AS has traditionally had its main focus towards offshore related activities. This has in recent years been a very challenging market with low profitability for most of the suppliers in the industry. This past year, we have managed to position ourselves into various land-based projects, including being awarded technical and safety demanding tasks related to maintenance of bridges for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. A cooperation with Bergen Group will reinforce the process of securing AAK Energy Services a wider customer base and a more robust market position”, says Torgeir Nærø.

AAK Energy Services AS has per January 2017 a total of 75 employees. The company is headquartered in Kokstad, Bergen, and has a branch office in Åndalsnes in Norway. Aak Energy Services AS is part of the AAK Group, which also consists of the associated company AAK IRV.

Bergen Group ASA its operational activities exercised by Bergen Group Services AS is an established supplier of products and services to areas of Energy & Industry, Maritime and Defense. The company builds on broad expertise and extensive experience in their business areas, per January 2017 around 140 employees.

For further information:
CEO Hans Petter Eikeland in Bergen Group ASA, tel. +47 932 08 177 
Managing Director Torgeir Nærø, AAK Energy Services AS, tel. +47 922 00 778