Greencarrier Freight Services establishes Polarbase facility to serve Norway’s oil and gas market
Greencarrier Freight Services has opened an office in Polarbase, the main hub for oil and gas related activities in the Barents Sea, after winning a contract to provide transport solutions and port logistics for ENI Norge.
“We already provide other customers in the area with similar logistics solutions, and we want to give the new contract the focus it deserves, so we decided to commit to opening our own office there,” says Georg Skivik Moltu, Director Global Energy & Project Solutions. Under the new contract, Greencarrier will support ENI Norge’s activities in the Goliat Field, an offshore oil field that is expected to be in production for at least 15-20 years.
The logistic contract award was based on evaluation criteria like Health-Safety Environment and Quality, Risk Management, Information & Communication Technology, Organization and local Establishment, working processes, staffing competence and experience and commercial aspects, says Mr Moltu.
The new office in Polarbase, which is situated 5km from the town of Hammerfest in northern Norway, will be set up by Kyrre LØge from Greencarrier Freight Services’ Energy & Project Solutions business unit in Norway. He previously worked in Greencarrier Freight Services’ Stavanger office.
The Scandinavian company, which offers the full range of freight forwarding and logistics services, identified project forwarding and the energy industry as two of its main target areas for growth several years ago and has continued to expand its activities in the sector ever since.
“We have provided transport and logistics solutions in the oil and gas sector for many decades, so we have the experience and expertise that customers in this very demanding industry need,” says Moltu. “The northern Norway area has great potential and we are very optimistic about this new contract and winning new business for the Polarbase office.”