about us

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.


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


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).
Eirik Knudsen
Chief Financial Officer
  • Former VP Corporate Finance & Investor Relations in Odfjell Drilling
  • Joined Odfjell Drilling in 2009, where his duties prior to corporate finance and investor relations have included Business Development Manager and CFO of Odfjell Drilling Brasil.
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration and a Master of Science in Finance from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).
Geirmund Aasbø
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
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
Espen Engebretsen
VP Global Performance and Digitalisation
  • 9 years of experience with design, R&D and coupled Global Performance Analysis of large floating offshore structures and their mooring systems (floating wind specifically since 2018)
  • Involvement in and contributions to various internal and external digitalisation projects
  • MSc in Marine Technology (Hydrodynamics) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Kenneth Fossøy
VP Business Development
  • 15 years of commercial and business development experience from the energy industry
  • Previous employments include Maersk Drilling, PGS and Deloitte
  • Partner and co-founder of E&P consultancy focusing on strategy, commercial and business development
  • MSc / cand.merc: Strategy, Organisation and Management from Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Elin Crombie
Elin Crombie
Chief Operating Officer
  • Former Senior Principle Naval Architect with Odfjell Drilling
  • 20+ years with engineering, new builds and operations of MODUs in harsh environments
  • Broad expertise from marine operations, mooring, construction, asset management, compliance and regulatory frameworks
  • BEng(hons) Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering (siv.ing.)

Board of Directors

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)
Ståle Gjersvold
Director of the Board
  • CEO in TrønderEnergi
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
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
Fredrik Platou
Director of the Board
  • CEO in The Blystad Group
Jon Erik Borgen
Director of the Board
  • Co-Founder of Odfjell Oceanwind
  • Founder and CEO of Inocean and Co-Founder of SWAY, developer of offshore structures including floating wind turbine solutions
  • Co-Founder and partner of Peniche Ocean Watch in Portugal, blue circular economy initiative and digital transformation
  • Ocean Engineer CSULB, California and 30 years’ experience with design, R&D and project development