Waste management and handling service SAR has secured a three-year framework contract for receiving, deposition, transportation and treatment of drilling waste for Statoil. Including options, the contract has a total duration of a maximum of 9 years. It will regulate recycling services at Fjordbase in Florø, Vestbase in Kristiansund, Helgelandsbase in Sandnessjøen and Polarbase in Hammerfest. The total value is estimated to be almost Nkr800m if all options are exercised.

Since 2002, SAR has been the leading supplier of waste handling services to Statoil in Norway, and the company is delighted that Statoil has once again demonstrated its trust in SAR with the contract. Over many years, SAR has made major investments in treatment plants for drill cuttings and oily water along the Norwegian coast, and it is now reaping the rewards of this investment. On the back of this contract, SAR will be able to continue upgrading plants and positioning itself for new assignments. The contract will also mean positive spinoffs for local communities, including jobs in recycling depots, security and predictability. The company also foresees an increase in staff numbers both locally and centrally.

SAR has established interests and performs assignments in a number of countries and this contract can form the basis for expanded cooperation with Statoil’s international operations. CEO Mr Per Kristian Nagell said: "It is a cornerstone contract for our company, which reinforces SAR’s strategic position for qualified delivery of waste treatment services on the Norwegian continental shelf."