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North Sea gets 360° safety equipment servicing coverage

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Jens Peter Kruse

Jens Peter Kruse

The European Aviation Safety Authorities’ Part 145 approval of VIKING’s Bergen, Norway, servicing station heralds the completion of a ring of safety around the North Sea for aviation suits and lifejackets maintenance and repair needs.

Marine and aviation safety equipment manufacturer and servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has now received EASA Part 145 approval of its Bergen, Norway, servicing station, establishing an unmatched level of coverage around the North Sea that brings new safety compliance efficiencies to offshore operators and protects their ability to operate.

VIKING offers EASA Part 145 maintenance and repair of aviation suits and lifejackets around the North Sea

VIKING offers EASA Part 145 maintenance and repair of aviation suits and lifejackets around the North Sea

Aviation safety legislation dictates that all companies operating in the North Sea area must have their aviation equipment maintained by a Part 145-approved servicing station. VIKING’s Bergen approval has finalized the company’s certification process around the North Sea, enabling its offshore customers to have their aviation suits and lifejackets maintained and repaired at Bergen (N) or at Aberdeen (UK), Den Helder (NL), Esbjerg (DK), or Schwei West (D) – or a combination of these locations. All five servicing stations are also approved to carry out maintenance and repair of VIKING’s maritime immersion suits and lifejackets.

For VIKING’s Jens Peter Kruse, Vice President, Global Fire Segment & PPE Products, the completed ring of approved servicing stations has far-reaching implications for offshore operators:

“We are now in a unique position where we can offer service and repair to our customers wherever they operate in the North Sea area, ” he says. “It’s a ring of safety that streamlines safety compliance and brings highly desirable new efficiencies to support helicopter-based servicing operations.”

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S is a global market leader in maritime and offshore safety, providing and servicing safety and fire-fighting equipment for passenger and cargo ships, offshore installations, fishing vessels, the navy, fire departments and leisure yachts.

VIKING is a privately held corporation founded in 1960 with group headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark. Products are manufactured in Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria and Thailand. VIKING offers a broad range of off-the-shelf and tailored safety solutions and systems certified in accordance with the latest requirements of the IMO, SOLAS, EU and USCG.

The product portfolio includes chute and slide-based marine and offshore evacuation and crew transfer systems, liferafts, lifejackets, immersion suits, fire suits, work suits, pilot suits, helicopter transportation suits, MOB boats, davits, pilot ladders, signs, and other lifesaving appliances. The VIKING Agreements offer uniquely customizable concepts that incorporate safety products, global servicing, single-source management, and financing in a variety of fixed price structures.

With 2, 000 employees worldwide, the unique VIKING network of branch offices, agents, 270 certified servicing stations and worldwide stock points makes VIKING a truly global provider at convenient locations in all significant markets.



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