Forsvarsmateriell launches tender for demolition of Helge Ingstad

The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (Forsvarsmateriell (FMA)) has launched a tender for the demolition of the €500m Norwegian Navy frigate Helge Ingstad, which was damaged beyond repair in November 2018 when it collided with tanker Sola TS in the vicinity of Bergen, Norway, and sank on the inclined slope of a fjord.

The vessel was salvaged by Scaldis, the Belgian subsidiary of Deme, Jan De Nul Group and Herbosch-Kiere, in cooperation with BOA Offshore, in March 2019. A few months later the Norwegian Navy decided that the vessel was irreparable.

FMA has set a deadline of September 4th for tenders.

Tenders have to be submitted in Norwegian. The assignment must be carried out in Norway.

The tender involves:

  • Takeover of responsibility for the vessel at Coast Centre Base (CCB), Ågotnes, Øygarden
  • Transfer of vessels to a place of demilitarization and destruction
  • Demilitarization
  • Documentation and handling of end-user material
  • Destruction of the vessel in Norway
  • Recycling of destroyed material
  • Reimbursement to the client of values related to metals, materials and equipment that have a value after demilitarization
  • Extraction of smaller and larger components for reuse in the defence sector (option).