Companies from northern Norway visited the yard

The objective of the day in Haugesund was for the management in the companies to gain more knowledge about the oil industry.

Nine companies, from Lofoten in the south to Honningsvåg in the north, participated in the visit on Thursday. One of them was Roger Abrahamsen from Ballstad slip.

“I am left with multiple impressions. We got a thorough explanation of the work being carried out at the yard in Haugesund, from welding technology to HSE,” he says.

 Nord-Norge visited the yardOn the gudrun deck (All photos: Jarle Toft/Aibel)
Ballstad slip is a small yard that is located in the middle of Lofoten. It has 31 employees that carry out maintenance on boats.

“I see lots of opportunities in the oil industry for us,” says Abrahamsen. He was particularly impressed with the Gudrun platform.

Showing off Gudrun

Jan-Are Gudbrandsen manages Aibel's office in Harstad. He participated in the visit to Haugesund.

 "Most of these companies have no knowledge of the oil industry. It is therefore great to be able to show off Gudrun shortly before she is towed out to the North Sea," he says.

Gudbrandsen hopes that the day at the yard will provide participants with information and increased general knowledge about the oil industry.

"We want the managers of these companies to understand that there are enormous opportunities for suppliers in the industry, whilst also having the opportunity to inform them about our requirements and expectations for suppliers."

Nord-Norge visited the yard

Sustainable development

Aibel was represented at the yard by a number of different departments.

"We had the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of our services and requirements," Gudbrandsen says.

He explains that Aibel will follow up by visiting the companies themselves this autumn.

"Aibel is committed to contributing to sustainable development, locally and regionally. There is a long-term perspective in our activities and there is a great opportunities for suppliers from northern Norway," he concludes.

Published 2013-07-05, 12:40 CET Updated 2014-01-22, 03:33 CET

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