“Nina and her team have since 2007 further developed the yard at Verdal and secured several new contracts. Today, the yard runs at full capacity and is fully booked throughout 2013. There have been operational challenges over the last year related to the on-going Nordsee Ost offshore wind jacket project and unsatisfactory HSE performance. We have agreed that it is time to further strengthen our internal operational focus to fully ensure that our project objectives are met”, says President & CEO Jan Arve Haugan.
Sverre Myklebust comes from the position as Senior Vice President responsible for subcontracting and procurement in Kvaerner’s North Sea business area. Myklebust joined Aker Stord in 1977 and has more than 30 years’ experience from the oil and gas industry. He has held various management and project director positions for a range of major offshore oil and gas projects, including Ormen Lange and Njord “A”.
“I am confident that Sverre’s experience will strengthen the jacket business’ operational performance. I would also like to thank Nina for her important contributions to developing our Jackets business”, Haugan concludes.
“I have had five extraordinary years at Verdal addressing both initial low yard employment, big contract awards and recent operational challenges. I embrace my leadership responsibility and today this means it is time to move on,” says Nina Udnes Tronstad.
Udnes Tronstad will continue to work for Kvaerner and takes on a new role as Senior Vice President Procurement. In her new position, Udnes Tronstad will establish a team being mandated to build up a global procurement hub out of Kvaerner’s London office.