Norwegian companies Semco Maritime and Langset have signed a cooperation agreement to develop the Hanøytangen yard in Norway which Semco acquired from Bergen Group in 2015.
The cooperation deal will also see the companies pursuing business opportunities in the oil & gas and maritime industry, targeted at the North Sea and international markets.
Langset is a provider of services to the maritime and energy sector. The company will establish a mechanical workshop and move its Engineering office, and Rope Access headquarter to Hanøytangen.
Semco Maritime is a specialist in large-scale maintenance and refurbishment of offshore installations.
The two companies aim to develop the Hanøytangen yard together. The companies say the agreement is based on the fact that both parties have common interests and goals in developing the energy sector.
Semco Maritime acquired the Hanøytangen yard mid-2015. The yard facilities hold the largest dry-dock in North Europe. Langset possesses strong engineering competencies and capacity that fits with Semco Maritime’s business model, Semco said in a statement.
Both parties say they expect the agreement to strengthen and improve offerings to customers and that the cooperation will increase the ambition to win future contracts for maintaining both offshore platforms and other maritime/marine projects.
“With this partnership, Langset AS will have its own workshop strategically located in Western Norway. We expect the partnership with Semco Maritime to provide us with new knowledge, technology, and access to new business areas. Together Semco Maritime and Langset will strengthen the Hanøytangen yard’s position as a complete supplier of offshore and marine services,” says CEO Jan Tore, Langset AS.
“The cooperation between Langset and Semco Maritime is beyond the usual and key competencies, experience and strategy go hand in hand. It will strengthen both Hanøytangen Yard and Semco Maritime in general. This will give both parties a stronger market position which we expect our customers will find attractive,” says Managing Director Lars Skov, Semco Maritime AS.