The Wilhelmsen group provided logistical support to the NATO exercise “Cold Response”, held in Norway during early 2016. Through its subsidiary WilNor Governmental Services (WGS), the group helped to build several large camps and delivered meals,logistics services, equipment and materials to more than 15 000 soldiers from 14 countries.
Working closely with WSG, the NorSea Group (NSG) handles all deliveries in the exercise area in mid-Norway. Last year the Wilhelmsen group acquired 40% of NorSea group, the leading provider of supply bases and logistics solutions to the European offshore industry. They already supply tens of thousands of people with everything from food and water to toothpaste and steel pipes every day.
For many years, the group subsidiary American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) has also provided end-toend transport of heavy vehicles, helicopters and other equipment for the U.S. government.
“The WW group has a long history in military assistance, supporting campaigns in harsh environments across the world,” says Vidar Hole, CEO of WilNor Governmental Services.
“We recently entered into a comprehensive strategic agreement with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation. This agreement is unique in terms of modes of cooperation with the Armed Forces and is the first of its kind in Norway since the Second World War. Across the group, we have both the knowledge and the capacity to help the Norwegian Armed Forces improve their logistics, so they can concentrate on their operations.”