Supply base and logistics supplier, NorSea Group, have announced that they will invest £5.4million in a ‘roll on/roll off’ facility.
The group is to invest the sum with Hammerfest Harbour at its Polarbase supply base.
The ‘ro-ro’ facility is expected to provide a much quicker and fluid loading and unloading capability within the supply base.
John Stangeland, NorSea Group CEO, said: “The Johan Castberg decision is an important milestone for our long-term focus in Hammerfest. The decision in itself triggers a 60 million NOK investment, which will see us build a new, modern ro-ro structure at Polarbase.
“In addition to this, we believe the Johan Catsberg project will create establishment needs for the wider supplier industry in Hammerfest, and we anticipate that we will make further investment in infrastructure to meet these needs.
“The development phase means many years of project activities. Operation of another field in the Barents Sea gives NorSea Group and the supplier industry in general the possibility for long-term investments, both in competence development and recruitment.”
Ketil Holmgren, Polarbase managing director, added: “Our existing supply base in Hammerfest is well established with good functionality. New ro-ro facilities at the quay will allow for even more efficient loading and unloading work, and the expected further investments will contribute to even better facilities at our supply base going forward.”