Bergen Group Services, part of the listed Norwegian maritime services company Bergen Group, says it has signed a frame agreement with Volvo Penta and in co-operation with Volvo Penta Center Bjordal & Madsen in Bergen.
The frame agreement comprises sale and service of the whole product range to the commercial market. This range, from 143 bhp to 786 bhp, includes among others complete propulsion lines for vessels, marine generators, emergency generators and other auxiliary systems.
Chief executive officer Frode Johansson of Bergen Group Services is evaluating the frame agreement with the international Volvo Penta Group as strategically important for the company, “The new and added services to the product portfolio of the company do give an expanded market base for service and maintenance on high speed diesel engines.”
“This is an area of which we over time have worked quite systematically to strengthen our position as a leading provider to the Norwegian market,” he added.
Bergen Group has faced difficult times in recent past and on 16 September said Bergen Group Skarveland, a wholly-owned subsidiary, had filed petition for bankruptcy due to lack of new orders and weakening results, the parent company said in a statement at that time.
“The company’s business has been related to pipe installations towards building of ships and deliveries for the offshore and onshore industry. Both the shipbuilding and offshore market have over the past year experienced cutbacks, which have had a strong negative impact.” Bergen Group said in a statement.