15 November 2017

Awarded ship maintenance contract with SS Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Bergen Group Services AS is assigned the task of carrying out relevant ship maintenance and upgrades in connection with the 10-year classification of SS Statsraad Lehmkuhl.

The docking of the sail ship took place on 15 December 2017 (pictured above)

The project implies a longer period with dry docking in the coming winter season. Bergen Group Services AS has also signed a 5-year framework (with additional optional 2 +2 years) agreement with the foundation Statsraad Lehmkuhl covering future maintenance and upgrades of the historic sail ship.

Managing Director Frode Johansson looks forward to an exciting assignment that mainly will be carried out in the historic dry dock at Laksevåg.

“Bergen Group Services has for a number of years gained strong expertise in the implementation of complex and demanding ship-technical maintenance projects. It is especially exiting for us to use this knowledge on the city's sailboat pride. It is also satisfactory to record that the maritime environment in the home town of the sailing ship is competitive on these types of projects, " says Johansson.

SS Statsraad Lehmkuhl is scheduled to be put in dry dock in December this year in connection with 10-year classification and other maintenance work. The 103-year-old ship is one of the few three-masted bark-rigged ships that still operate actively, both as school ship and in various other contexts.

5-yar framework agreement

In addition to the agreement relating to the 10 yeas classing, Bergen Group Services AS is also awarded a 5-year framework agreement with the foundation and owner of the sailing ship, Stiftelsen Seilskipet Statsraad Lehmkuhl (SSSL). The framework agreement is related to ship-technical maintenance related to an established maintenance plan. The framework agreement may optionally be extended by 2 x 2 year options.

Bergen Group Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bergen Group Bergen Group ASA. Bergen Group Services has its main focus on the market segments Maritime Service, Defence and Energy & Industry. The company’s facilities are located at Laksevåg (Bergen) and Straume (Sotra outside Bergen). The company also has an extensive operational activity on customer locations in Hordaland County, as well as travel teams covering the Norwegian coast, offshore installations and international assignments.

Contact persons:
Frode Johansson, CEO Bergen Group Services AS, tel. +47 970 80 766 
Jonny Arefjord, Head of division Maritim, Bergen Group Services, tel. +478 922 86 572