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About us

"Barge Invest AS (BI) is a family owned holding and investment Company situated on the west-coast of Norway. The company is a significant player in the offshore and construction industry both in the local market in Norway and also through its daughter companies and agents as a worldwide supplier."

The Group’s history ­extends way beyond activity in the oil and gas sector over the past 40 years, as Georg Eide initially founded the company in 1922. The business first focused on producing wooden fishing vessels, before gradually developing modern steel ships equipped to deal with the demands of the modern oil and gas market. The Group was lead into the 20th century by second generation, Mr.  Johs. G. Eide, who is still active as a member of the management board. BI is now managed by the third generation with CEO/Chairman Mr. Rune Eide.  That’s the brief history.

Eide Bygg & Anlegg AS (EBA) is focusing on two vital Product groups which is sale and rental of modules and complete module buildings. Secondly EBA AS is managed by General Manager Mr. Audun Jørgensen who has an extensive experience from the building, construction and concrete industry. EBA has established a quality system conforming to the Quality Management Standard(s) ISO 9001:2008. The company is also approved according to Achilles JQS and Startbank. In 2010 the company also received the “Gazelle” award in Norway for being one of the most fast growing companies in Norway.

Eide Trading AS (ET) is focusing on import and sale of machinery, tools and equipment for public and private sector clients. The main suppliers are situated in Asia. The sale is handled through internet shop and also local direct sale. The company is managed by General Manager Mr. Rune Eide.

Norwater AS (NW) (previously Eide Marine Tech AS) is a specialized company for high quality Reverse Osmosis Freshwater Makers under the NorWater branding. Unique competence is put into the compact design, offering lifetime lasting systems occupying a minimum of space and excellent maintenance access. Norwater AS has per 2013 more than 150 systems in operation on rigs and ships world wide and offers a professional after sales service, including spare parts, inspections and surveys of complete water systems. Norwater AS also offers a range of HSE Equipment (Belt barriers, self closing gates) under the branding NorBarrier, for use both offshore and onshore.

Offshore is the main segment for Norwater AS and the company has a QHSE system and an ISO 9001:2008 certification, as well as Achilles and FPAL accreditations. Norwater AS also see a interesting market in the future in landbased activity.

The company CEO  from September 2013 is Per Einar Gjerding, coming from a 18 years career in Umoe Schat-Harding Group, most recently 11 years as Sales & Marketing Director, with special emphasis on offshore and Asia, as well as Sales Management.

Module Tech AS (MT) is a wooden module factory situated in Tallinn in Estonia. Its main activity is to produce wooden modules for the Scandinavian market. Yearly capacity is approx. 25000 m2. MT is managed by General Manager Mr. Ole Andreas Vikshåland and was established in 2006. The modules are built after customers’ requirements and building rules according to the building authorities. MT has established a quality system conforming to the Quality Management Standard(s) ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 for Manufacturing of Wooden and Modular Houses. MT Modulsystem has been approved by SINTEF Certification Nr. 20250

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