Underwater newcomer doubles fleet size
About to start building a major branch in Aberdeen.
‘New kid on the block’ Ocean Installer is to rent the other half of Solstad Shipping’s “Normand Mermaid” for at least the next five years.
“We hope that our collaboration with Solstad could encompass there being further vessels at our disposal in the future,” he tells Aftenbladet.
Starts building a branch in Aberdeen
Mr Riise adds that Ocean Installer has doubled employee numbers at its Stavanger head office during the last six months to almost 75 people now. The company is also about to start building a major branch in Aberdeen.
Ocean Installer will have access to the “Normand Mermaid” from early 2013. It adds to its existing contract with Solstad for “Normand Clipper”.
Rig company Seadrill moved its headquarters from the western Norway oil capital to London two years ago among major protests. Another John Fredriksen company is now moving out of Stavanger to Oslo.
Stavanger-based rig company Songa Offshore is to employ 700 during the next year.