RISA and RSA signed contract worth half a billion
Risa and Rekefjord Stone (RSA) have entered into a contract valued at 500 million Norwegian kroner over five years.
Risa has renewed the contract as the main contractor at the Rekefjord quarry, supplying quality stone to Europe. Rekefjord Stone has an annual turnover of approximately 300 million NOK, with about 200 million NOK of that sourced locally in the region. Recently, the company has secured significant contracts for the offshore wind market and major coastal protection projects in Europe.
Through the new agreement, Risa will supply rock masses to Rekefjord Stone AS’s crusher for the production of finished goods and will also perform drilling, blasting, production of special gradings, transportation, and loading of boats for the next five years.
“Risa has been a reliable and competent partner, and through this agreement, they are given renewed trust. The main goal of the agreement is to ensure safe, predictable, and profitable operations for both parties. We look forward to advancing the collaboration in a market that is very promising,” says Egil Solheim, Managing Director of Rekefjord Stone.
Risa initiated work at the quarry on the east side of Rekefjord in 2013. Since 2019, Risa has been responsible for the operation of quarries on both the east and west sides of the fjord. On Tuesday, November 21, the new contract was signed, ensuring ongoing operations and approximately 30 jobs in Sokndal.
“Risa is committed to building local expertise. There will be two apprentices under the contract at all times, and we will enter into an agreement with the competence center at Eikeland farm for the training of apprentices and competence building for other employees. Both Risa and Rekefjord Stone focus on recruiting apprentices and employees from the local community.
BS Graveservice, based in Sokndal, provides manpower and machinery. Rental One supplies the machinery and is responsible for the daily maintenance of the machinery. The total employment in the quarries is 68.
“I am proud and happy that we have gained renewed trust and look forward to further work in the quarry. Going forward, we will work to optimize operations with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions. We use AI technology to measure idling time, and we are investing in an entirely new fleet of machinery with new technology that will also reduce diesel usage and thus CO2 emissions,” says Kato Risa, site manager at Risa.