Knutsen O. A. S. Shipping, Østensjø Rederi¸ Eidesvik Offshore, Solstad Offshore, RESQ

Knutsen O.A.S. Shipping, Østensjø Rederi, Eidesvik Offshore, Solstad Offshore and ResQ are jointly sponsoring a professoriate in quality assurance and risk management at Haugesund College. The chair will be financed for five years.

ResQ operates within security and emergency preparedness training. The company is owned by the above-mentioned shipowners together with Haugesund Shipowners’ Associtation.

- The shipping business needs more knowledge about how to improve security onboard ships through better quality systems and routines than we have today, says Trygve Seglem, General Manager of Knutsen Shipping O.A.S. He stresses the need for shipowners to recruit staff with good basic knowledge of quality assurance and risk management.

About the shipowners:

Knutsen OAS Shipping AS is a privately owned company located on the west coast of Norway, in Haugesund. The shipping company specializes in giving the customers innovative and efficient solutions. Knutsen OAS Shipping AS has grown steadily in turnover, profits and number of ships since the delivery of the first two in 1987.

Østensjø AS was established in 1973. From the outset the company has specialized in the offshore and towage sectors of the marine industry where it has become recognized as one of the leaders in both sectors.

Eidesvik Offshore ASA operates a modern fleet of highly specialised vessels in three main segments. Supply and Logistics, subsea, seismic survey and cable laying. Several of the vessels are developed by Eidesvik's own project department in close cooperation with our business associates (clients) and naval architects. The vessels are operated in the world wide market.

Solstad Offshore Fleet (SOFF’s) activities are aimed 100% towards the offshore petroleum industry, with operations world-wide. Most of the fleet of vessels is equipped to carry out projects well above the traditional supply and anchor handling services. The Company has expanded and modernized its tonnage of Offshore Construction Vessels (OCV) and Anchor Handling vessels (AHTS), particularly for use in deep waters. Currently approx. 1600 people are employed by the Solstad group.