Aibel donates infection control equipment

Infection control equipment from Aibel's warehouse at the Mongstad facility was handed over to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen on Friday afternoon.

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On Friday, project director at Aibel, Sven Oen, handed over four pallets of infection control equipment to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen. Photo: Aibel

On Thursday last week, Aibel conducted a careful review of the company's warehouse at Mongstad and found infection control equipment that is on the wish list of the health care system in connection with the outbreak of corona virus. Aibel's project director Sven Oen quickly took action and arranged the handover just about 24 hours after the excess equipment was found.

"After a brief dialogue with CEO Mads Andersen, it was clear that we had to donate the equipment. In consultation with the hospitals’ procurement organization Sykehusinnkjøp HF and the Federation of Norwegian Industries, we established contact with Haukeland University Hospital who could receive the equipment," Oen explains.

The equipment that was handed over on Friday afternoon includes about 500 chemical suits, around 200 masks and 80 goggles.

Previously, Aibel in Haugesund has helped Helse Fonna with 720 masks to the hospital in Haugesund and 200 masks to the emergency room via the municipality. In addition, 200 disposable suits are packed and ready if needed.