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February 1, 2017

Greencarrier sets up office in Norwegian Arctic

From the new office, it is possible to view the astonishing nature of northern Norway, the deep blue Barents Sea, snow-covered mountains, and the enchanting Northern Lights. Photo Greencarrier Freight Services

From the new office, it is possible to view the astonishing nature of northern Norway, the deep blue Barents Sea, snow-covered mountains, and the enchanting Northern Lights. Photo Greencarrier Freight Services

Greencarrier Freight Services is establishing a new office in the beautiful Norwegian Arctic. This comes at the heels of a new contract they secured for providing the oil and gas company ENI Norge with transport solutions and port logistics for Goliat Field - an offshore oil field north-west of Hammerfest in Norway.

Economic boom in Hammerfest in northern Norway
In recent years, the town of Hammerfest in northern Norway has experienced an economic boom. This is a consequence of Statoil‘s construction of the large liquefied natural gas site on the island of Melkøya in 2007. The gas site receives and processes natural gas from the Snøhvit undersea gas field in the Barents Sea.

Also, Goliat Field has led to an optimistic view of the future for the town of Hammerfest and the county of Finnmark. Goliat Field was originally awarded in 1997 and is expected to be in production for fifteen to twenty more years, but the field life may extend with new discoveries.

There is also optimism in Finnmark county as the growing petroleum activity in the Barents Sea is expected to generate increased economic activity on land in the years to come.

Providing the oil and gas industry transport solutions and port logistics

At Greencarrier Freight Services, our business unit Energy & Projects in Norway has been providing the oil and gas industry with transport solutions and port logistics for decades. As the market needs continue to increase, we look to expand our business into new areas, and northern Norway has been listed as a prioritised geographical area for future growth.

Establishing a new office in Polarbase in the Norwegian Arctic

Recently, we won a contract with oil and gas company ENI Norge for providing transport solutions and port logistics for the Goliat Field, an offshore oil field in the Barents Sea north-west of Hammerfest. As we already provide customers in the area with similar solutions, we decided to establish our own office in Polarbase, which is the main hub for oil and gas related activities in the Barents Sea, located in Hammerfest municipality and Finnmark county.

Our new office will be set up by Kyrre Løge who is part of our Energy & Projects business unit at Greencarrier Freight Services in Norway. He has previously worked at our office in Stavanger and will now take a one-year seat in Hammerfest. “I am very much looking forward to taking on the great challenge of establishing a new office in the arctic part of Hammerfest and northern Norway”, he says.

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