Grenland Expands Offices, Seeks New Engineers

Norwegian engineering, procurement and construction company Grenland Group is expanding its business and is building new engineering headquarters near Torp airport in Sandefjord.

"We have a lot of exciting tasks and a very nice work environment to offer our employees, and now we are looking for another 60-70 new engineers within a wide range of disciplines," said Terje Tvinnereim, site manager for Grenland Group’s Sandefjord office.

Qualified personnel within the disciplines of Process, Structure, Piping/Layout, Electrical/Instrumentation, Technical Safety, Mechanical Construction and Project Service, Plan/Control, and Contract are encouraged to apply.

"We are excited to move into our new, modern building with 500 office spaces late next year," Tvinnereim said. "Driving between Oslo and Kristiansand, you can't possibly miss the 14,000 square meter large Grenland Group building under construction at the Torp airport exit."

Engineering powerhouse

Grenland Group is already the largest employer of engineers in this region, and the company is involved in a wide range of project within both offshore and land-based industry. As of today the company is spread on three locations in Vestfold, and at nine other locations in Norway.

The biggest ongoing offshore project is the conversion of the Oseberg field to low pressure production. This project engages 150 people from different parts of the Grenland Group, 120 of them located at the Company's project office at Borgeskogen in Vestfold. The Company's yard at Karmoy near Stavanger is a key supplier into this and other maintenance and modifications projects.

Grenland Group is also a leading supplier of marine & drilling solutions for the offshore industry. From its offices in Sandefjord, the company undertakes projects within design and engineering of new drill ships and semisubmersibles, as well as modification and conversions of older semisubmersibles, FSOs & FPSOs, shuttle tankers and other offshore and marine floaters.

High activity level

In Norway, Grenland Group has fabrication yards and engineering offices at 14 places. The activity level is high and times are very exciting with regards to potential new contracts.

FMC Technologies has awarded substantial contracts to Grenland Group during the last year, including the most recent NOK 160 million Pazflor contract for the fabrication, assembly and testing of subsea structures signed in April. Larger projects that are under fabrication include Woodside’s Pluto development in Australia and StatoilHydro’s Ormen Lange, Gjoa, Vega and Troll O2 developments on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The Fabrication contract awarded by Technip in June to build subsea structures for the Gjoa development was important since Technip is a new customer that also can give Grenland Group new, challenging tasks in the time to come.

For our extensive yard in Tonsberg, the contract was very timely with regards to upholding the activity level. Recently the four subsea structures built on contract for FMC for the Gjoa project were lifted on board barges, in preparation for sail-out in July.

Grenland Group is an experienced and powerful engineering, procurement and construction company aiming to strengthen the business of its clients. Grenland Group has activities at 14 locations in Norway with a total of near 1200 employees. In addition, the company has engineering subsidiaries in Shanghai, and Kuala Lumpur. Grenland Group had a turnover of about NOK 1.4 billion in 2007.