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Bergen, Norway – 1st July, 2022
Maritime (KM) distribution agreement comes to an end.
On April 1st 2022 Bergen Engines and Kongsberg Maritime (KM) announced that they will end an agreement whereby KM provided an exclusive route to market for Bergen Engines in the commercial marine sector.
Following a 3-month transition period the separation is now complete.
The agreement was entered into when KM Acquired Rolls-Royce’s commercial marine business in April 2019.
Bergen Engines was subsequently sold to Langley Holdings, the British engineering group, on 31st December, 2021.
In April 2022, the parties agreed to a new strategic direction, announcing a termination of the arrangement by the end of June 2022.
Jon Erik Røv, Managing Director, Bergen Engines:
“This is an important milestone for Bergen Engines, as we officially take back the route to the marine market into our own hands.
We are delighted to welcome the skilled engine experts from Kongsberg Maritime back into our fold.
Overall, we believe this will benefit our customers in terms of increased flexibility and quicker response time.”
We have updated our website with new contact information and more details on our offerings. This includes several of our cost-effective upgrade services to ensure your engines are kept up to date and operating to maximum performance and operational safety.
Havila Capella and her three sister vessels are each equipped with Bergen gas engines. Photo: Havila
About Bergen Engines AS
Bergen Engines produces medium speed liquid and gas fuelled engines and generator sets supplied to a broad range of land based, commercial marine and naval customers. The Bergen name is a watchword for quality and reliability in its field.
The tradition of engineering in Bergen, Norway, dates back to 1855 when the original company Bergen Mekaniske Verksted (BMV) was founded.
In 1946 the company built its first diesel engine and has since commissioned over 7,000 of its iconic liquid and gas fuelled engines. More than half of them are still in operation today, such is the quality and reliability of a Bergen engine.
From 1999, Bergen Engines AS was owned by Rolls-Royce plc. On 31st December 2021, the company was sold to the privately owned engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc.
Bergen Engines will be at the core of Langley’s Power Solutions division, working closely with the Langley’s Italian Marelli Motori and German Piller Power Systems subsidiaries.