Polygon getting Areo Norway aircraft back in business

Polygon Norway was contacted by Fremtind Insurance company after a large car fire in Stavanger airport’s parking garage. The company Areo Norway aircraft, an engine workshop that is used for refurbishing and controlling jet engines for several airlines across the world, was located in the middle of the smoke.

All employees were evacuated from the building that was left empty with the ventilation unit left on, which in turn sucked in soot spread in a total of four buildings.

“We performed a survey with the Loss Adjuster. The total area of ​​the buildings involved was several thousand square meters, so I asked Ståle Karlsen, Major and Complex Claims Manager, to scope the job. WeI went through the damage and established that the job consisted mainly of vacuuming and washing buildings, and  the cleaning of 10 ventilation systems. It was a challenging project since Aero Norway wanted to continue full operation during the cleaning”, says Øyvind Hansen, Region Leader at Polygon Norway.

Since the company is working with aircrafts, the building has high ceilings so Polygon had to work mostly from lifts. All parts and equipment in the workshop were also very sensitive to external influences such as dust and impact damage.

“The health & safety and risk analysis documents were vitally important to this project. Following these documents made it easier to be prepared for any possible risk of accidents or injuries”, says Øyvind.

“We are very happy with the teamwork with Polygon. The team has been efficient and engaged and adapted professionally to our needs, which enabled us to keep the production going during the decontamination process. The Polygon employees were easy to collaborate with, facilitating good communication between both parts and always accommodating to Aero Norway’s requirement”, says Tone Merete Fløisvik, Environmental health and safety Engineer at Aero Norway.

“The cooperation with the managers and employees of Aero Norway made it easy for us to smoothly plan and progress the progress along the way. Good planning and structure of the job enabled us to do the job almost without interruption and postponements, this also implicated that we got a very good margin on the project.

“We started with the first aid project in January and the plan was to finalise it by April. The Coronavirus pandemic and the strict restrictions postponed the project but we managed to successfully finish in time”, says Øyvind.

Polygon Norway are used to working on Major and Complex Claims projects. This expertise enabled Polygon Norway to present a solution that the insurance company found incompatible.