26 May 2017
AAK Energy Services enters into a framework agreement with Siemens Wind Power AS
AAK Energy Services AS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bergen Group ASA, has been awarded a 3-year framework agreement with Siemens Wind Power AS with an option for annual extensions.
The contract mainly involves maintenance and service on wind farm installations. This includes electro, mechanical, welding and NDT / inspection – for both programmed and ad hoc work.
“AAK Energy Services AS has for a long time been aiming to exploit our expertise towards new market areas. We have in the last five years carried out a large number of projects on wind power installations as a part of this strategy. The framework agreement with Siemens Wind Power AS confirms our foothold in a market that is growing rapidly", says CEO Torgeir Nærø of AAK Energy Services AS. By end of May 2017 the company will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed group Bergen Group ASA, and hence renamed Bergen Group AAK.
The framework contract with Siemens Wind Power AS is a three-year agreement for service and maintenance requiring expertise in advanced access technology and work at height. The framework agreement also opens up for other companies in the Siemens system to use the same services and under the same conditions as are now established. The first call for the framework contract has already been executed, and includes inspection and maintenance work at two wind farms in southern Norway to be completed in the summer of 2017.
“Bergen Group has a targeted growth strategy in relation to becoming an attractive industrial group based in the western part of Norway. The acquisition of AAK Energy Services AS is an important step in this growth process”, states CEO Hans Petter Eikeland in Bergen Group ASA and addresses the fact that AAK Energy Services AS has an attractive cutting edge expertise in planning and execution of work at height and with complex access – including assignments on oil and gas plants both on- and offshore, wind farms, road bridges and other infrastructure.
AAK Energy Services AS (in near future to be renamed Bergen Group AAK) currently has around 60 employees and generated a turnover of NOK 62 million in 2016. The company’s headquarter has recently been co-located with Bergen Group Services’ facilities at Straume, outside Bergen.
Bergen Group ASA's other operating activities are carried out by Bergen Group Services AS, a well-established supplier of products and services to the market areas Energy & Industry, Maritime and Defense. The company, based on extensive expertise and long experience in its business areas, has around 140 employees as per May 2017.