Statsbygg, which manages most of the Norwegian government’s property portfolio, has selected HENT as the general contractor for the construction of the Norwegian Ocean Technology Centre Wing B. The project is a partnering project and one of Norway’s most unique construction projects.

HENT and Statsbygg are now entering the partnering phase of the project in preparation for the start of construction towards the end of the first quarter of 2024. The new Norwegian Ocean Technology Centre, which is expected to be completed in 2027, will play an important role in the green transition. It will help to secure Norway’s position as a leading port nation through the development and transformation of the local, national and international maritime industry. The centre will include a 300-metre-long ocean basin building measuring approximately 25,000 square metres, and that is what HENT is now building.

“It is gratifying that HENT has been awarded yet another important contract for the construction of critical infrastructure and another landmark in Norway. We will also do our utmost to uphold the confidence once again shown in HENT by Statsbygg. This is a complex project that requires considerable experience and an extraordinary partnering ability. It will be great to get started,” says Christian Johansson Gebauer, Chairman of the Board of HENT and President, Business Area Construction & Services, Ratos.

The centre will house office premises, meeting rooms and an underground parking garage as well as wet and dry laboratories, which in turn will house two ocean basin facilities. Working together with the equipment suppliers for the basin laboratories will be an important component of the partnering phase.

“We are very proud to have been awarded this contract. The facility will be a world leader in its area and is an important acknowledgment for HENT. It feels particularly gratifying to be able to contribute to Trondheim’s development since HENT has its roots and head office there. The Norwegian Ocean Technology Centre will be an important building for Norway, and we look forward to beginning the partnering phase and creating a solid foundation for implementing the project,” says Jan Jahren, CEO of HENT.

The projects carried out by the companies in Ratos’s Construction & Services business area mainly comprise infrastructure maintenance and commercial buildings, with very limited exposure to housing construction (<5% of net sales).

For more information, please contact:
Josefine Uppling, VP Communication, Ratos, +46 76 114 54 21
Endre Persen, VP Communication, HENT, +47 916 89 929

About Ratos
Ratos is a business group consisting of 16 companies divided into three business areas: Construction & Services, Consumer and Industry. The companies have approximately SEK 32 billion in net sales (LTM). Our business concept is to own and develop companies that are or can become market leaders. We have a distinct corporate culture and strategy – everything we do is based on our core values: Simplicity, Speed in execution and It’s All About People. We enable independent companies to excel by being part of something larger. People, leadership, culture and values are key focus areas.

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