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that there was a sufficient education in this segment,” points out Bjørn. Historically the business has maintained a high presence on the Norwegian continental shelf, however in recent years that has lessened. “Whilst much of our work is focused on the North Sea, we are looking to promote our habitat solution, expanding worldwide. We have already established a representative in Malaysia and we are working on other parts of the world, where other oil and gas installations can benefit from reduced down time, and increased safety,” says Bjørn. Having secured the base structure for growth within Aberdeen, the company has set the foundations for ongoing opportunities, additionally tapping into the UK market through a business subsidiary in Middlesborough. Looking towards the future, StS gruppen is ready to re-establish its interests in offshore Norway, focusing on joint services, as well as targeting on-shore installations. Projects such as that on the Mongstad refinery in Norway has given the business the possibility to secure a wider

range of clients to work with. Whilst the market is shrinking, and the size of the business is reducing, a focus is placed on maintaining relationships with current projects, as well as finding new customers and contracts, as Bjørn explains: “We need to take every possibility within our core services to find new clients and new possibilities. Competition in the market is strong, and we need to be clever and focus on our strengths to take the most out of possibilities there.” Looking to give the best solution for customers, the business views itself as a problem solver, as Bjørn concludes: “The focus is how we can help our clients in the best possible way, and we build that on a fundamental strength in health, environment and safety. Quality is very important, as well as price, but when it comes to client’s requests, through flexibility we aim to be ahead of competitors, finding the newest solutions.” Operating from a strong core of expertise, the structure of the business holds it in good stead to lead into the future, as it continues to have a positive impact on its clients daily operations.

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StS gruppen

In 1997 we developed the world’s first flexible and mobile reusable habitat system, driven by the needs of our customers StS gruppen

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