Bergen Group DREGGEN enters strategic partnership in Brazil

Bergen Group DREGGEN has signed an agreement with the Brazilian industrial player Koch Metalúrgica about strategic cooperation regarding development and production of offshore cranes to the growing Brazilian oil and gas industry.

The cooperation opens up great opportunities in one of the world’s most vibrant and demanding oil and gas markets.

"The agreement with Koch Metalúrgica is strengthening our position in this market without being dependent on investments or a demanding establishing period. The goal is that we together can position ourselves as a major supplier of offshore cranes in Brazil. Through the entered Consortium Dreggen / Koch, we can from now on manufacture our cranes in Brazil and immediately comply with the local content requirements says Managing Director of Bergen Group Dreggen", Halldor Rongve.
Koch Metalúrgica is situated in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and has since established back in 1924 become a considerable supplier of cranes and lifting equipment, not only in Brazil but in Latin America altogether.

Bergen Group Dreggen is situated in Norway and has supplied marine cranes to the international ship building and oil and gas industries for more than 25 years. The company has been present in Brazil represented by the subsidiary Bergen Group DREGGEN do Brasil for 1 year.

Both companies have experienced a considerable growth whereof technical competence, innovation and focus on continuous product development have been common denominators.

Any products to be launched as a result of the joint forces will be known as DREGGEN-KOCH.
Bergen Group Dreggen has recently focused efforts in strengthening its international presence by establishing its own sales and service offices in Brazil and Singapore. Both of these establishments have already yielded results in the form of contracts, including contract of 12 cranes for four Panamax tankers for Transpetro last month.

Associated companies:


Related news

Latest news

Jotne Subsea Gas Lift for Balder Field

In April 2015, Jotne E&P was awarded an EPC contract to build the subsea gas lift manifold for Exxon Mobil on the Balder Field.

Jotne Awarded Contract for Subsea Protection Structure

In January 2016, Jotne E&P was awarded a contract for the delivery of a subsea protection structure and GRP cover for a Xmas tree at Balder field. The contract was awarded by Ocean Installer.

UiB and CMR in high-tech collaboration

Students from UiB last month joined an experiment with an ultra-high-speed camera. This was a part of the troubleshooting of the Field Kelvin Probe currently under development.

Hatteland Display at International Workboat Show 2016

Hatteland Display are highlighting its diverse portfolio of maritime displays and panel computers on its booth (#1658) at the International Workboat Show 2016 (IWBS 2016) this week.

Servogear Announces Upcoming Events

Servogear announces a busy end of November, beginning of December. They will be participating at important international exhibitions.

Teamtec and ANDRITZ Cooperation

ANDRITZ and TeamTec have signed a cooperation agreement for worldwide marketing of the SeaSOx exhaust gas cleaning system for the maritime industry. 

Export Credit Norway looking for Norway's Best Exporter

Export Credit Norway  has now opened the nomination process for the 2017 Export Award, searching the Norwegian exporter of the year. 

Global Economic Outlook

7 December, Oslo Chamber of Commerce invites to a session with insightful updates on the Norwegian and international economy.

Rebuilding for Hydrogen

M/Y “Che Guevara”, previously owned by Gaddafi, will be converted to run on hydrogen. Greenstat will lead the project and are seeking partners.