Oil service company has many times the number of green jobs

Aibel ASPhoto: Aibel AS

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Aibel has eight times more “green” jobs than one year ago, and the company can show that nearly 40 % of orders are jobs in renewable energy.

The oil and gas service company now has a significant proportion of jobs in the renewable industry, writes Stavanger Aftenblad.

“Almost 40 % of our order backlog is renewable now, compared to under 5 % a year ago. We have received orders in this segment of more than NOK 8 billion this year,” Aibel’s CEO Mads Andersen told the newspaper.

Aibel was the largest single supplier to the drilling platform on the Johan Sverdrup field and has now established itself in the renewable part of the offshore industry.

“I am proud of what we have achieved with Johan Sverdrup and now we take with us everything we have learned from oil and gas into sea wind and renewable. We will work with both,” he says.

Last week, Aibel secured a contract for the construction of two platforms for Equinor’s giant offshore wind project in the Doggerbank area of the North Sea. The contract is worth at least NOK 2.5 billion.

This contract applies to wind turbines to be installed on the seabed, but Aibel is also looking for assignments in the floating sea wind market, writes Aftenbladet.

“Oil and gas will continue to be the biggest for us for many years, and decades to come. The renewable projects come in addition to oil and gas,” not instead, says Andersen.

Aibel is headquartered at Forus and has shipyards in Haugesund in Rogaland, and in Thailand.

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