Norwegian company profiles

Aug. 1, 2006
ABB Marine claims to be the world’s largest manufacturer of electric propulsion systems, and also the leading supplier of comprehensive electrical solutions to the marine industry.

ABB Marine

ABB Marine claims to be the world’s largest manufacturer of electric propulsion systems, and also the leading supplier of comprehensive electrical solutions to the marine industry. The company has wide-ranging expertise in maritime engineering, electric power, drives, and automation technology. ABB is a global organization, with two centers of excellence and local presence close to major shipyards and operators. By coordinating its resources, it can execute projects and services anywhere in the world.

Bergesen Worldwide Offshore

Bergesen Worldwide Offshore (BWO) is an international oil services company, focused on the market for FPSOs, and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company’s current portfolio consists of five FPSOs, one FSO, and three hulls ready for conversion. The units operate in West Africa, Mexico, and Russia. BWO is establishing a strategic co-operation in Malaysia. The management office is in Oslo. BWO specializes in long-term lease arrangements as well as providing shorter-term solutions.

Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway offers products and services to help the regions develop innovation in industry and to promote Norway as a tourist destination. It has offices in all Norwegian counties and in more than 30 countries worldwide, with staff providing knowledge of local and international factors for business purposes.

Karmoy Winch

Karmoy Winch produces deck equipment for ships worldwide. Last year the company delivered a waterfall working/towing winch with 150-ton pull capacity on the first drum layer to Eidesvik for a new supply vessel. Other recent deliveries include tug winches for newbuildings to tug owners Bukser & Bjergning, EM.Z. Svitzer, and Ostensjo. The company also supplies its Towingpin systems to numerous anchor handler supply vessels.

Karmsund Maritime Offshore Supply

Karmsund Maritime Offshore Supply specializes in development and production of cost and safety-efficient tools for the process and petrochemical industries. Its main products are the KaMOS portable valve actuator and the KaMOS leakage gaskets for sealing and surveillance of flanged connections. The company is introducing a new leak test method for flanges with raised and flat face, the KaMOS Kammprofil gasket. The latter may be used several times in installations by applying new sealing material on the metallic core.

Modular Reel

Modular Reel’s goal is to supply safe and cost-efficient solutions to suppliers and users of reeled products. Offshore subsea installation is the company’s main market, with a focus on flexible risers, cable and control umbilicals, fiber ropes, coiled tubing, and wire rope. All the company’s M-Reels are designed to provide flexibility, safe operation through certification, and cost reduction through container or truck transport.

Oceaneering Rotator

Oceaneering Rotator designs and manufactures subsea and topside control valves, subsea chemical injection valves, and other control panels and systems used by the oil and gas industry. The emphasis in subsea valve designs is on reliability and adaptability for applications in 10,000 ft of water or deeper. The company’s factory features a modern machine shop with computer numerically controlled and N.C. machines. Other facilities include equipment for deepwater valve tests, high pressure testing, and multiple clean rooms.

Sevan Marine

Sevan Marine is an offshore technology company specializing in the market for floating production and storage of oil and gas. The company has developed a new, cylinder-shaped platform type, the SSP, suitable for use in all offshore environments. Presently, it is focusing on floating production and drilling applications.


Statoil is a fully integrated oil and gas company with activities in exploration, production, transport, refining, and marketing. Statoil operates nearly 60% of Norway’s total oil and gas production, and is the world’s third largest net seller of crude oil. It is also one of the leading suppliers of gas to the European market, and is involved in large gas projects in Azerbaijan and Algeria, as well as operating the world’s first LNG facility in the Arctic, Snohvit. Additionally, the group has a substantial deepwater portfolio in the US Gulf of Mexico.