BW Maritime

2000s: A New Identity

In 2003, World-Wide acquired Norway's Bergesen d.y. ASA, the world’s largest gas carrier operator. The acquisition brought together two well-established businesses with similar commitments to quality. Bergesen Worldwide was established as a holding company incorporated in Bermuda in October 2003.

In 2005, a re-organisation and rebranding exercise brought all businesses under a single group brand, BW. BW Group Ltd was incorporated in Bermuda and became the holding company of the Group in April 2007.

In 2007, BW Offshore acquired APL ASA (Advanced Production and Loading), a producer of technology for the offshore oil and gas industry, and in 2010 this was followed by the acquisition of Prosafe ASA, another FPSO company listed in Norway. The merged company constituted the second largest FPSO fleet, a position which has been maintained to date.