Ocean Installer is proud to announce the establishment of a new business segment; developer of offshore wind, in synergy with the company’s offshore wind installation ambition, and announces that Mr. Olav Hetland has accepted the new role as Director Offshore Wind Farms to lead this strategy.
“I am very excited about this new chapter for our company, which makes Ocean Installer even more relevant in the ongoing global transition from the oil and gas to renewable business”, says Odd Strømsnes, CEO of Ocean Installer. “Our proven track record from complex subsea oil and gas projects will be key for success in the process of installing and developing offshore wind farms going forward. Olav’s capabilities and track record are of great relevance to our new initiative, where we together with our clients will play an important role in the energy transformation to a greener and more sustainable energy mix”.
Hetland brings extensive market knowledge and a proven track record to Ocean Installer. He has more than 30 years’ experience within the energy industry, of which more than 17 years within renewable energy. He is currently Senior Vice president, Wind and Solar Northwest Europe in Statkraft, where he has held senior management positions for more than a decade. He was previously responsible for building up Statkraft’s offshore wind activity from 2010 until the projects were successfully sold in 2018 and has worked a number of years in Statoil (now Equinor) and has broad international experience. Hetland will take up his new position later this autumn.
“Ocean Installer is already a well reputed company within complex subsea projects in oil and gas, and I am very excited to join this team to bring the company forward as part of the transition process into the offshore wind segment in general – and development of global offshore wind farms specifically,” Hetland commented.
Ocean Installer is a global marine offshore installation and construction company within the three business segments; Subsea EPCI construction works, Offshore wind installation and Development of offshore windfarms. The company utilizes the synergies from a large inhouse and highly competent engineering and project execution team across the business segments.