Bergen Engines sold to Langley Holdings – Erna Solberg says she’s satisfied

Bergen Engines ASPhoto: Bjørnar Morønning / NTB
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Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) is happy with the sale of Bergen Engines, which she believes will ensure security for jobs in Bergen.

“I am pleased that Rolls-Royce has now entered into an agreement on the sale of Bergen Engines. That provides more security for important jobs in Bergen,” Solberg noted in a comment to the newspaper Bergens Tidende / E24.

Late Tuesday night, Rolls-Royce, which owns Bergen Engines, confirmed that the factory had been sold to British Langley Holdings for NOK 655 million. The sale came about after the Norwegian government stopped a sale to Russian-controlled company TMH due to national security concerns.

“This is an outcome the government has called for in the wake of our decision to stop the sale to TMH,” Solberg added in a short message from the Prime Minister’s office.

Bergen Engines’ CEO, Jon Erik Røv, told BT / E24 that he followed the process via phone from a sailboat in Ytre Sogn.

“I am glad that we have got this in place so that we can have peace in the ranks,” he said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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