NOV Elmar, the global market leader in the design and manufacturing of wireline intervention equipment, has expanded its presence in Norway with a move into larger premises to meet increasing work levels.
The new premises, which are purpose-built for NOV Elmar’s service offerings, are based in Tananger, a main oil and gas business area within Norway, and include approximately 250 sq. meters office space, 1200 sq. meters workshop space and a 1300 sq. meters outdoor area. Staff numbers are also increasing as new service technicians will be hired to support the company’s Winch and Pressure Control product lines.
The Tananger base will continue to focus on both sales and after sales support; offering maintenance services, 24/7 client support, spare parts and training on ASEP and Elmar equipment commonly used in Norway.
During 2013, NOV Elmar’s presence in the region strengthened as it provided support to an increasing number of companies located in Norway. As it continues to expand in 2014, its aim is to reduce equipment downtime as much as possible for its customers.
Ove Wareberg, Country Manager – Norway, stated, “Moving into the new premises has further proven NOV Elmar’s commitment to the region. We were reaching capacity at the previous facility in Stavanger. The new premises are ideally located for our business and they will accommodate our future staff expansion. The move will allow us to carry out a larger work scope, which covers our plans to offer wireline pressure control equipment (WPCE) services.
“We are working with a number of new clients in the region and this growth represents a key step forward into the Norwegian market. The new facility is an important part of our strategy to increase our presence and improve support. The team will be able to respond quickly to customers, offering them the expertise and efficiency they expect from NOV Elmar. NOV Elmar has built its reputation on the global provision of equipment and service. Our expansion in Norway will offer customers a rapid and cost competitive local service.”
NOV Elmar is a product group of Houston-based National Oilwell Varco (NOV), employing around 900 employees across its manufacturing and service locations in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Russia, North and South America, Middle East and Far East. National Oilwell Varco is a leading provider of oilfield products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry since 1841. NOV’s headquarters are in Houston, Texas USA and it operates in over 800 locations around the world, employing over 60,000 people.
Press Release, August 25, 2014