Bergen Group Services has been awarded a contract extension by the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (FLO) to provide technical maintenance for the Royal Norwegian Navy’s frigate class vessels.
Valued at Nkr70m ($9.41m), the one-year contract has validity until July 2017.
In June 2012, Bergen received a comprehensive contract from FLO for maintenance and repair of frigate class.
Under the contract, Bergen is responsible for planning, coordination and implementation of scheduled maintenance, corrective maintenance and other additional work on the navy’s five frigates.
Bergen Group Services CEO Frode Johansson said: "The frigates are highly complex vessels, and the implementation of such a project requires high demands of expertise, quality and documentation. The Norwegian Armed Forces is thus an important partner in maintaining competence in a challenging time for the maritime industry."
Work under this project will be conducted at the navy’s main naval base at Haakonsvern, outside Bergen.
The Norwegian Navy operates five Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates, namely HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F 310), Roald Amundsen (F 311), Otto Sverdrup (F 312), Helge Ingstad (F 313) and Thor Heyerdahl (F 314).
The Navantia-built vessels are designed for anti-submarine warfare, equipped to detect, identify, track, engage, and attack hostile submarines.
Equipped for anti-air warfare and anti-surface warfare roles, the vessels can carry out non-combatant tasks in peacetime and also house a medical facility.
In February 2014, Berger secured a framework contract from the FLO to maintain and service MTU engines in the Norwegian Armed Forces.
Image: An image of the Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate. Photo: courtesy of ZorroIII.