Ramirent has signed a nationwide framework agreement with Statoil to supply lifts to the company’s onshore and offshore facilities in Norway. The four-year agreement includes an option for an extension of additional two years. The value of the agreement is not disclosed.
“We are very pleased with the trust that Statoil is showing by choosing us as a nationwide provider,” said Ramirent Norway’s managing director, Øyvind Emblem.
“The contract is an important milestone in our strategy and commitment to the oil and gas industry.”
With this agreement Ramirent is expanding its offering to the oil and gas industry, as it has previously supplied mainly temporary space for offices and accommodation.
Ramirent lifts will be used for modification and maintenance work at Statoil facilities.
Typically, the whole refinery or plant is shut down for eight to 10 weeks and the lifts are used to access all parts of the plant with rental periods ranging from one day to 12 months.
In April, Ramirent opened a new customer centre to better meet the needs of suppliers and subcontractors working on offshore rig and service projects. The Sotra centre specialises in tailoring solutions for service companies supplying the oil industry.
“We are proud to develop a long-term partnership with Statoil. Our Ramirent professionals look forward to responding to Statoil's high quality and safety requirements at all levels from its customer centres located along the coast from Stavanger to Hammerfest,” said Mr Emblem.