Aibel opens office in Hammerfest

London, UK, 27th June 2008

Region seen as most strategically important for future growth in Norway Aibel has opened a new office base in Hammerfest, in order to better serve the Hammerfest and Barents Sea region, a region the company has defined as the most strategically important for future growth in Norway. In doing so, Aibel becomes the first company in Finnmark to offer multi-disciplinary design, project management and engineering services for oil and gas production facility customers in the Far North of Norway.

According to president of Aibel’s Norwegian activities, Aibel AS, Jan Skogseth: “This office opening marks the start of a new era for us. While we have been actively involved in the region since the beginning of 2006, through our maintenance and modification contract at Melkøya, to date the work has been coordinated via our other offices. But the time is now right to establish a proper base from which we can better serve the region first hand. From day one we already have around 40 employees, a number we expect to see grow to 50 by the end of the year. Beyond that too, we hope, by 2010 to have a locally employed staff of 100.”

Aibel is also working closely with the local authorities, businesses and educational establishments to ensure local qualified people are aware of the many and varied career opportunities the company has to offer. As Rune Larsen, Aibel’s regional manager in charge of the new office says: “We believe we offer excellent opportunities for both those recently qualified and those who are maybe from the region, but until now have been working away and are keen to return. Hammerfest is a great place to be right now and we are delighted to be playing an active part in its on-going development.”

The offices, located at Brenneriveien 19-21 at Fuglenes, were formally opened, Thursday 26th June, by the mayor of Hammerfest, Kristine J. Boch, at a ceremony attend by around 60 invited guests.

For more information, contact:

Ola Bøsterud
Senior Vice President Marketing and Communications
Aibel AS
Tel: +47 85 27 26 78
Mob: +47 909 54 743


Aibel is a leading service company within the oil and gas industry and is established in renewable energy.

The company`s over 4000 employees in Norway and abroad are engaged onshore and offshore. With 8 locations in Norway, the company is located near the customers. In addition to operations in Norway, Aibel is also located in Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom, Denmark and Egypt.

Published 2008-06-27, 08:00 CET Updated 2011-01-18, 14:39 CET

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