5/4/2022
Westcon maintains Norwegian history

It's not only modern work with electrification and hydrogen going on at Westcon Yards; recently the veteran ships M/S Rogaland and M/S Sunnhordland completed their classification at Westcon's yard in Ølensvåg.

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1/4/2022
Bastø VI ready for departure after completing successful sea trials

Bastø VI is on her way home after completing successful sea trials Thursday morning (24.03).

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28/12/2021
Westcon Yards invests in subsea facility upgrades

During the last four months, Westcon Yards has completed substantial upgrades of their subsea workshop in Florø. ‘This will allow for even better capacity and energy optimization’, says Site Manager at Westcon Yards Subsea Florø, Ole Anders Smørdal.

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15/12/2021
Big Christmas bonus awarded to all Westcon Yards employees

Westcon employees can start their Christmas holidays with an extra big smile, after being awarded a large bonus from management.

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19/11/2021
Executed three rig moves, almost simultaneously

Maersk Drilling, in collaboration with Westcon Yards Offshore Service and other companies, completed rig moves on three of their drilling rigs; Maersk Interceptor, Maersk Reacher and Maersk Invincible – all three almost simultaneously.

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26/10/2021
RWH systems on three Maersk Drilling rigs upgraded by Westcon Yards

Westcon Yards Offshore Service has recently completed the upgrade of the Raw Water Handling Systems for Maersk Integrator, Maersk Intrepid and Maersk Interceptor.

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14/10/2021
Solstad Offshore’s Normand Subsea has arrived at Yards Florø

Normand Subsea is currently getting her classification and a new paint job at Westcon Yards Florø. The ship is an advanced construction ship for ROV underwater operations, and was delivered to Solstad Offshore in 2009 by Palmer Johnson Norway AS at Angholmen in Flekkefjord.

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8/9/2021
MF Hydra wins Ship of the Year 2021

MF “Hydra”, the world's first hydrogen operated ferry, was built for Norled at Westcon Yards in Ølen and designed by LMG Marin. One criterion for winning the award is that the ship must be built at a Norwegian shipyard.

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30/8/2021
Prosafe to pay Westcon 465 million after court ruling

Prosafe, an Oslo-listed offshore accommodation rig provider, has to pay around 465 million NOK to Westcon Yards as its appeal over an April court ruling related to a dispute concerning the conversion of one of its flotels was dismissed.

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28/7/2021
Westcon Yards wins Fjord1 contract

Westcon Yards Florø har recently signed a contract with Fjord1 for the hybridification of two passenger ferries; MF Glutra and MF Fannefjord. With this the yard in Florø is positioning itself as Norway's leading supplier of battery-operated ferries.

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1/7/2021
Westcon Yards Subsea wins historical contract from TechnipFMC

Westcon to deliver 13 structures and 6 PLR’s to TechnipFMC. TechnipFMC has a SURF contract with Equinor for the Breidablikk oil field and the structures will be delivered in February and April 2022. – This is an important contract for our commitment to acquiring more demanding subsea deliveries, explains Subsea Manager, Steinar Matre.

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1/6/2021
Total control under water – all the way down to 150 meters

Anders Gundersen is a drone pilot and has for the last two years travelled around to customers to perform inspections under water – all the way down to 150 meters.

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15/4/2021
Westcon delivers another zero-emission ferry to NORLED

This is the second ferry Westcon delivers to NORLED. This project has given work to over 150 of Westcon’s employees, and is therefore very important to the shipyard.

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15/4/2021
Victory for Westcon in appeal

Gulating Court of Appeal has today given a verdict in the appeal of Westcon vs. ProSafe. The case deals with the dispute between Prosafe and Westcon in regard to the final settlement of the remodeling of Safe Scandinavia from housing rig to support vessel for drilling operations.

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5/4/2021
Norway’s first LNG bunkering ship is ready for gas trial

Bergen Tankers, in collaboration with Westcon Yards, have completed the first ever Norwegian bunkering ship for LNG – Bergen LNG.

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26/3/2021
Successful delivery of Deck Hatches to Aker Solutions

This February, Westcon Yards delivered 16 deck hatches to Aker Solutions in Verdal, Norway. The hatches are mounted on platform Hod B, which is built close to the yard, and has Aker BP as end customer.

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21/11/2019
Gunnar Langva delivered

Westcon Yards sitt nybygg, fiskebåten «Gunnar Langva», er overlevert til Ålesunds-rederiet Gunnar Langva AS og med det kunne verftet markere sitt 35. fullførte nybygg.

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