On 1st of February 2015 MOST Solutions from Kristiansund merged with Norwegian Group in Volda.
Norwegian Group is already well established within Rope Access, NDT and Scaffolding. With this merger, the company holds significantly increased competence within integrity services, project management and inspection of fixed and temporary drilling equipment.
MOST Solutions is a young company established on 12th of December 2013, specializing in inspection of drilling equipment. Entrepreneurs of the company were Morten Borøchstein and Stuart Mackle, with Marit Grønseth as CEO. Following the merger, they are now part of the administration and the operational management in Norwegian Group.
CEO of Norwegian Group, Per Bjarne Skarstein, says that the merger between the companies is of great importance for future projects. A number of excellent qualifications and years of experience are realized and makes the company's position in the market stronger than ever.
Against the Flow
Norwegian Group has been steadily progressing with various projects and incoming work, and is one of the few companies in this market which has avoided temporary or permanent lay-offs.
– The economy of the company is stable and this gives confidence to our customers. With this merger, Norwegian Group is reinforced and grows despite a general downhill trend in the market. Our strategy to deliver highly skilled personnel in the fields of inspection, maintenance and modification, has proven to be a success factor so far. This success factor has continued with the services we offer in connection with technical safety in the offshore market. Our investment during the market slump means we will continue to deliver our services at a comfortable price without compromising on quality and safety, says Skarstein.
According Stuart Mackle and Morten Borøchstein, Norwegian Group now offer its customers expertise in drilling and subsea equipment inspections, periodic inspections of lifting gear and equipment and increased expertise and experience in NDT (Non-Destructive Testing).
– We check all of the equipment that goes from the top of the derrick and down to the bottom of the sea, and equipment used downhole, says Mackle.
Norwegian Group now holds high expertise in BHA inspections (Bottom Hole Assembly), using NS2 certified personnel.
– This merger has opened up new opportunities, and we’re working continuously to develop our products and services to offer our partners a customized product, says the main shareholder Kay Ove Johansen.