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StatoilHydro awards security contract to G4S

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G4S, the world’s largest security company, is awarded the guarding and reception services at all StatoilHydro’s office buildings and onshore plants in Norway. The contract is the largest guarding contract for the Norwegian oil & gas industry and the third largest in Norway. The contract is valid for 3 years with an option for 3 more years. Project start is May 1st 2009.

Proud and humble

– Of course, we are very happy and proud, but also humble for the trust StatoilHydro has shown us by rewarding us this prestigious contract, says Vidar Berg, Country Manager in G4S in Norway. Berg also emphasizes StatoilHydro as an initiator which has high standards to security and the training of the guards.

– Together with G4S, StatoilHydro has fought for the introduction of authorization of security personnel in Norway. We believe it is necessary to educate our employees to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and the demands from our customers. Therefore, we are delighted to start working close together with StatoilHydro, says Berg.

Wishes guards to stay on

The guarding and reception services at StatoilHydro is today manned by more than 200 guards. G4S and Securitas are in dialogue concerning the employees delivering the services today. StatoilHydro  and G4S will also arrange information meetings and send out information memos to employees affected by the contract going to G4S.