Falck will be providing fire and rescue services at the airport of Bodø, Norway, from August.
Falck has won a contract for operating fire and rescue services at Bodo Airport in northern Norway in a tender process involving several other players. The contract was awarded based on an evaluation of price and quality.
Bodo Airport is the biggest airport in Norway’s Nordland province and accommodates both military and civil aviation. The Norwegian air force is currently in charge of the airport, but government corporation Avinor will take over this responsibility from August 2016, and activities of a defence nature will be scaled down.
Prior to Avinor’s takeover of operations, Falck has won the contract for operating the airport’s fire and rescue services.
Falck has more than 100 years of experience and is today the world’s largest private fire services provider. Falck’s existing contracts include fire and rescue services at the airports of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Lisbon, Portugal.
“We are pleased with the trust shown to us. We are a strong organisation that can draw on our experience in providing fire services at other airports and at nuclear power stations. We are constantly working to develop our activities and our staff,” said Henrik Engqvist, COO, Falck Emergency.
The fire and rescue service at Bodo Airport will be staffed 24/7/365. This is the first time Avinor chooses a third-party provider of fire and rescue services at a Norwegian airport.
“We look forward to working with Falck. The company has strong experience in providing airport fire and rescue services, and we are confident that this new collaboration will work well,” said Inger-Hilde Tobiassen, manager of Bodo Airport.
The contract will run for a term of two years, with an option for a two-year extension.