Suretank, an Ireland-based provider of engineered solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry, today announced its partnership with the Norway Rugby Federation for the 2014 women’s rugby 7s European Championship, taking place in Bergen, Norway on 7 and 8 June .
Suretank is the official sponsor of the Norwegian national women’s 7’s rugby team and its branding will feature on the team jerseys.
Gavin Collins, Suretank Sales Manager for Norway, said: “Suretank is a global enterprise, but our strong Irish roots means that many of our employees are ardent rugby supporters – a passion shared with our colleagues and customers here in Norway. Suretank has a strong presence and customer base in Norway and so we’re extremely excited to be sponsoring the women’s 7’s rugby team. “
Johan Bjorkevoll, President of the Norway Rugby Federation, said:“We are delighted to be partnering with such an innovative company that recognises the value of our sport, both here and around the world.”
Suretank is the world’s largest manufacturer of tanks and cargo-carrying units for the offshore oil and gas industry and all of its products are produced to DNV 2.7-1 certification as standard.
Suretank products are found worldwide, including the North Sea, West Africa, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Caspian, Sakhalin, India, Australia, Middle East and the Far East. Its product range includes chemical and acid tanks, helifuel tanks, offshore containers, baskets, mudskips and cryogenic tanks.
The Norwegian women’s national team in seven-a-side rugby made its debut on the European stage in 2003, playing the teams first European Championships qualification tournament in 2005, in Prague, Czech Republic. Since then, 31 players have represented Norway in FIRA tournaments. After a successful 2013, the team reclaimed a place in Division A, keeping the dream of qualification for the Olympic Games in Rio, 2016, alive.