Havyard Group is strengthening their efforts and focus in the Brazilian market by creating Havyard South America. Through our new company we can give much better support to Brazilian customers wishing to buy Havyard Group`s products and services. Havyard South America`s office in Rio de Janeiro is planned to be ready for 1st January 2011 and the new Havyard branch rents office space at Innovation Norway`s office building in Torre Rio Sul. The office is situated in the same building as the Norwegian Consulate in Rio.

Kjell-Peder Overvåg has extensive experience within the maritime industry. He has worked as a Ship Manager for Farstad Shipping in the last 8 years, nearly five of these in Brazil. Previously, Overvåg has worked four years as an Area Sales Manager at Rolls-Royce Ship Technology.

- Brazil is a very exciting and challenging market with a huge potential. Norwegian Offshore Industry has a proven track record and is in demand in the Brazilian Offshore Industry. I have been following Havyard Group`s development over the last years and I know that we are capable of delivering products and services that will be attractive and competitive within this market. Through my own experience in Brazil in the last few years I can help adapt Havyard Group`s products and services to meet and satisfy the Brazilian market even more. I believe in Havyard`s increased focus on Brazil and I have great expectations towards the results that we will achieve for Havyard Group in the coming years, says General Manager Kjell-Peder Overvåg in Havyard South America Ltda.

Havyard South America Ltda`s contact and postal address in Brazil:
Havyard South America Ltda
Rua Lauro Muller 116 - Torre Rio Sul
24th floor - Suite 2405
Cep 22290 - 160 Rio de Janeiro RJ

For further information please contact:

Chief Information Officer of Havyard Group AS, Gunnar Larsen, phone: +47 90105694
General Manager Havyard South America Ltda, Kjell-Peder Overvåg, phone: +47 95170863 / +55 2198825900