Ocean Installer sets up offshore wind unit

Norway’s Ocean Installer has established a new business segment for the offshore wind sector.

The Stavanger-based company has appointed Even Larsen as the Director of Offshore Wind, starting from 1 August.

“I am very excited about this new chapter for our company, which makes Ocean Installer relevant in the ongoing global transition from oil and gas to renewable business,” said Odd Strømsnes, Ocean Installer CEO. 

“Even’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.”

According to Ocean Installer, Larsen has been central in building up the offshore wind segment in Fred. Olsen Ocean and its subsidiaries in the last seven years.

Since 2016, Larsen held the position of CEO of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and later Fred. Olsen Ocean.

“The offshore wind industry is rapidly expanding from primarily a north European activity into a truly global business. Ocean Installer is a well reputed subsea installation company, and I am excited to join the ambitious Ocean Installer team for their journey of transition into the offshore wind segment,” Larsen said.

“I will contribute with my hands-on offshore wind experience and a strong commitment for offshore wind, with a target to build a new strong Norwegian global offshore wind player.”