TS Group was established as Technical Support
in 2005 by 4 former Norsk Hydro employees. Their background was long experience
from land based industry as well as Norsk Hydro’s Oil and Gas division. Norsk
Hydro was Technical Support’s first Client. It began with the supply of
specialized personnel to their offshore installations within process,
electrical, automation and mechanical disciplines. We also provided personnel
to The Sture Terminal and a variety of engineering services to the land based
organisation at Sandsli.
By the end of 2005 we had 17 employees and the
real progress for the company started in the summer of 2006. Norsk Hydro
awarded us a contract in connection with the construction of the land based
terminal of Ormen Lange at Nyhamna. During the same summer major changes took
place with the process industry at Grenland, many companies closed down their
operations and many qualified people were without work. Fortunately, this did
not last for long. We recruited more than 60 people, both skilled labour and
engineers to participate in mechanical completions and commissioning activities
at the Ormen Lange land based construction at Nyhamna.
Shell awarded Technical Support a contract and
we have been active at Nyhamna since then. The number of Clients has increased
with the years and we are today delivering services to the main operators on
the Norwegian shelf, M&M companies and industrial companies within Norway.
One of the company’s strength is that a
majority of the management team have worked in Client’s companies and have
detailed knowledge of management of site and projects. We are also aware of the
fact some employees have a long term objective of permanent employment with the
operating companies and that an employment with TS Group is the right stepping
stone. More than 300 people have left us for permanent positions with the
Clients. With an objective of selective recruitment and honest relationship we
hope to continue this trend and that we will have many qualified ambassadors
within our field of operations.
“Correctness is one of our principles. This
applies to Clients, suppliers, employees and everybody around us.”
- Rolf Hegna, General Manager