The year 2015 has been eventful. We proudly announced the strategic merger between Dovre Group and Norwegian Petroleum Consulting Group in the second quarter of the year. The combined company operates in 30 countries. We have a strong portfolio of both global and local frame agreements with world leading clients. Our company is now significantly stronger to face the challenging market.
Our roots are in the offshore oil & gas industry, in some of the world’s most demanding projects. These billion dollar ventures face a long list of challenges: new technologies, complicated logistics, extreme weather conditions, remote locations and the highest standards for health, safety, environment and quality, to mention a few. Nevertheless, project success rate and safety records are impressive. How do they do this? Over decades the oil & gas majors have, together with their partners, perfected project governance, management and engineering.
Our experience in the oil & gas industry has given us a solid base from which to diversify into new industries. We have already successfully entered into hydropower, transportation, power transmission and mining projects. More recently, we have picked up promising leads in mid- and downstream oil & gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, nuclear power and pulp & paper projects.
Turning these leads into business will require hard work from all of us. I have had the pleasure of working together with many of you throughout this year. Having experienced what we can achieve as a team, I am fully confident that we will succeed.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for a valuable cooperation this year – it has been a true pleasure working with you. I wish you relaxing holidays, and a prosperous new year 2016!
Patrick von Essen