FFS is the lead towage and marine contractor in the region.
The company was founded in 1982 with boatmen work for Elkem Lista, now ALCOA, and various shipowners for ships in layup. In 1991 the first tug and icebreaker was bought in from Sweden and a new segment was created.
Warehouse and Logistics
FFS own and operate several warehouses and outdoor storage facilities. In total approx 7500 m2 indoor and 20000 m2 outdoor areas under management with deepwater quays and logistics equipment to handle complex and heavylift cargoes. Clients ranging from the biggest oil companies to local privates ensures competetive solutions which benefits our customers.
Towing and salvage
Our tugs is approved for towing, guard and st.by operations and suitability controlled regularly by warranty surveyors from DNV, Noble Denton, Bureau Vogtschmidt, Lloyds register, and many others. The tugs are implemented in our ISM system approved by Germanischer Lloyd.
Mooring operations and Layup management
The boatmen and mooring activity is still one of the most important and challenging operations of our business. Experience, well proven routines, quality control system, seaman’s skills and safety in focus is the key factors that shall make us to a preferred partner for complex mooring operations by leading offshore and shipping companies.
FFS keeps a rich variety of mooring equipment in stock at all times such as Yokohama fenders, oversized truck tires, Spacer pontoons, anchors and chain etc. All equipment is offered for both rental and sale.
We provide a full scope of service for regularly arrivals, layup and STS operations including skeleton crew and crew for watch keeping.
Layup areas for all types of vessel from coasters to oilrigs with shorepower supply and infrastructures wich meets class demands for layup declaration to the highest level for quick reactivation of your vessel. We provide sulotions for cold stack, semi warm and warm layup in your discretion.
Normal operations for our crew and tugs.
- Ship/Barge handling and harbor towage.
- Towing of steel sections and constructions on barge.
- Towage of new building`s from Baltic to Norwegian yards.
- STS Operations
- St.by and guard service for hyperbaric operations.
- Out hiring of barges for ocean and harbor transports.
- Emergency towage , salvage, Wreck removal, and firefighting.
- Bollard Pull Testing
- Rental equipment such as Yokohama fenders, mooring equipment in all categories.