About

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Odfjell Oceanwind develops, owns and operates a fleet of floating Mobile Offshore Wind Units (MOWUs) with the primary purpose of supplying electricity to "off-grid" or "micro-grid" consumers.

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Micro-grids are power grids not connected to the public electricity grid and are often powered by fossil fuels like natural gas or diesel.

We operate as a “shipowner” and our MOWUs are provided on a rental basis to our clients. MOWUs can be bundled into different scale wind farms installed near the client. At the end of the rental period, we move the MOWUs to the next location, reusing all assets. Odfjell Oceanwind’s MOWU is the first floating wind turbine designed to truly support mobility, with efficient mobilization and demobilization as a result.

Our unique rental business model is flexible and with a short mobilisation time. This allows us to contribute to a faster transition to renewable energy, a valuable tool to reach the world’s emission reduction targets.  Odfjell Oceanwind’s WindGrid™ hybrid solution enables a reduction of CO2-emissions of up to 70% compared to conventional power generation from fossil fuels.

The world’s best winds are located in harsh environments offshore and we are well set up for harvesting these resources. We have analysed decades of wind data to determine how we can secure predictability for our consumers, as well as a commercially sustainable business model.

The energy transition is the challenge of the century, and Odfjell Oceanwind combines 50 years of experience from harsh environment and 20 years from offshore wind to create flexible wind power solutions for the future. By merging these core areas of expertise, Odfjell Oceanwind is positioned to realise opportunities by leveraging existing technology with innovation to lower the costs involved with offshore wind.

Meet Our team

Management

Per Lund
Per Lund
Chief Executive Officer
  • Former CTO/EVP Technology & Sustainability in Odfjell Drilling
  • Joined Odfjell Drilling in 2013 as EVP OWS.
  • Broad background from the oilfield industry in roles related to technology development, project and operational management, business development and management
  • MSc in Marine Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Geirmund Aasbo
Geirmund Aasbø
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Commercial Officer
  • 25 years of experience from energy infrastructure, shipping and offshore.
  • Previous positions include CFO for Höegh FLNG Ltd, , SVP and VP of Project Services & Execution in Höegh LNG and commercial roles in Aker/Kværner.
  • Project and corporate financing experience from DNB (energy infrastructure, shipping and offshore).
  • Marine Engineering (NTNU) – Structures and Hydrodynamics; MBA – Finance and Strategy (NHH)
Eystein Borgen
Eystein Borgen
Chief Technology Officer
  • Sway co-founder and inventor of the Sway floating wind turbine system
  • 18 years as CEO and CTO in floating wind business development, technology development and project execution
  • 12 years of experience from Oil & Gas installation projects (Rosenberg Shipyard, Equinor, Subsea7)
  • NTNU – Structural engineering /  Hydrodynamics

Board of Directors

Simen Lieungh
Simen Lieungh
Chairman of the Board
  • CEO of Odfjell Drilling since 2010
  • Various senior management positions in the oil and gas industry, including CEO of Aker Solutions
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
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Geir Vollsæther
Director of the Board
  • 25 years of experience from oil & gas, energy and manufacturing industry
  • Special Advisor for Energy and Climate – Alston & Bird Washington DC
  • General Manager  – Shell Norway and International: GHG asset management, wind power, CCS and bio fuels, gas contracting, regulatory affairs and business development 
  • BA Government, MA program International Affairs-Economics from California State University
  • Electrician Journeyman
Profile Merete Lie Holen
Merete Lie Holen
Director of the Board
  • VP Sustainability and responsible for the sustainability strategy of the Odfjell Drilling group
  • VP Finance of Odfjell Drilling Technology in 2019
  • COO of Odfjell Drilling Philippines in Manila from 2015-2018
  • Worked with corporate/M&A before joining Odfjell Drilling as legal counsel in 2014
  • Master’s degree in law from the University of Oslo
  • Insead’s Global EMBA program
Kjetil Grønskag
Kjetil Grønskag
Director of the Board
  • MD/Chairman in various own and associated property and investment companies as well as PLCs since 1996
  • Various senior positions within real estate and banking including public and private companies
  • Master of General Business, “Siviløkonom” from BI, Certified Financial Analyst CFA and 1/3 of the Norwegian law study, University of Oslo
Eystein Borgen
Eystein Borgen
Director of the Board
  • See description under Management