Dogger Bank – Meet our Project Team
OHT have been busy in the first part of the year growing the team in preparation for the delivery of Alfa Lift next year and our first projects Dogger Bank A and B.
We are building upon our strong project and engineering foundations from our heavy transportation services, developing our project management expertise in readiness for our first full transport and installation project for Offshore Wind.
We have, thus far, recruited 7 new employees and counting since the project award was announced in November last year. We are bringing in the very best and experienced project managers, project engineers and operational experts, adding to our already strong team of marine engineers and logistics specialists.
We are currently in the planning phase of the Dogger Bank projects. To give you an idea of what this looks like and who is involved we are delighted to introduce to you our core Dogger Bank project team. The team is operating at full capacity whilst working from home at this challenging time.
Lars Kjuul Kristensen, Senior Project Manager
Lars recently joined OHT specifically to manage the Dogger Bank project, bringing with him a wealth of experience in offshore wind construction project management.
Lars organises OHT’s efforts to deliver the Dogger Bank Project to the client on time, on budget and to the highest quality.
Bringing over 12 years wind industry experience and over 25 year in project management, Lars specialises in package management and technical due diligence. His wealth of experience, combined with his degree in structural engineering and his knowledge of foundations, vessels, heavy lifting and steel made Lars the perfect fit for leading the team on this important project.
Lars has worked on more than 18 offshore windfarms, on all types of foundation, at a wide range of water depths and seabed conditions.
Eirik Rieber-Mohn, Contract Manager
Eirik is responsible for all contract related matters, business control and reporting.
A valued and longstanding member of the OHT team in Oslo, Eirik has been involved with the Dogger Bank project since the early tender stages and is now dedicated to the Dogger Bank project team.
Eirik has extensive commercial experience and due to his technical background has also acted as the project manager for several projects including OHT’s transportation of the Hywind Scotland substructures from Spain to Norway for Equinor.
Mick McElwee, Offshore Construction Manager
Mick is our dedicated offshore construction manager for the Dogger Bank projects. He is currently undertaking the core feasibility studies for Alfa Lift including port access, marshalling yards, deck layout, and vessel mobilisation, and assisting with the methodology of the overall operation and the evaluation of crane usage on the vessel.
He joined OHT in December bringing with him 27 years’ construction experience; 10 years in oil and gas construction as a plater/fabricator and more recently 17 years in offshore wind construction. He has held senior management positions for 11 years concentrating on heavy lift operations, control and procedures.
Mick previously worked for MPI Offshore and MT Hojgaard where he was involved in the construction of 16 windfarms and the decommissioning of various offshore structures.
Jan Dysvik, Senior Marine Engineer
Jan is the technical engineering lead for the Dogger Bank project. He is responsible for the project installation engineering, finding solutions for a wide range of technical challenges.
He joined OHT in January 2019 and immediately contributed to the team with his significant experience from wind projects, deep understanding of the challenges in offshore operations and his ability to find solutions together with his colleagues.
Through his leading roles at Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Equinor he has been directly involved in the installation of Sheringham Shoal, Block Island, Wikinger, Borkum Riffgrund II, Hornsea and Hohe See Offshore Wind farms.
Jan has an extensive track record in marine, subsea and structural engineering, with over 30 years’ experience in the field. He has worked on many Oil and Gas projects, including heavy lift installation of modules, subsea templates and suction jackets, as well as decommissioning, and pipeline installation projects.
Jon Ove Lunde, Procurement and Logistics Manager
Jon Ove is responsible for all project procurement and logistics for Dogger Bank. Companies who are interested in supplying services for the project can reach Jon Ove via our online supplier portal that can be found on our home page.
Jon Ove joined OHT in early 2018 to work with tenders for the new vessel Alfa Lift, including the early tender stages for Dogger Bank, and is now dedicated to the Dogger Bank project team in Oslo.
He has a strong project management and marine engineering background with 35+ years’ experience as well as an MSc in Engineering.
Prior to joining OHT, Jon Ove worked for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier where he was a senior project manager, working on projects such as the WTG installation at Veja Mate offshore wind farm in Germany.
Jørgen Nellemose, Risk Manager
Jørgen is responsible for identifying, assessing, and mitigating against all project related risks.
He has 20 years’ experience in risk and HSEQ management and has worked in the energy and marine sectors since 2007.
Jørgen has a rich background in renewables, having worked for Vattenfall Renewables; on projects such as Thanet, Kentish Flats and Ormonde, and for DONG Energy Wind Power; working on projects such as Walney, Anholt, Burbo Bank, London Array and Borkum Riffgrund.
His experience, together with his MBA in Business Admin and a MSc in Environmental Economics, means that Jørgen is both highly experienced and well qualified to assess risk for the Dogger Bank project.
Leila Keshavarz, Project Engineer
Leila is responsible for a range of engineering tasks specifically associated with the installation cycles for the Dogger Bank projects.
Laila joined OHT in 2015 and has since been an essential contribution to the team. With her 20 years’ experience in marine engineering, diversified background and structured approach, she is able to solve complex challenges within short deadlines.
She previously worked for Rosenberg Worley Parsons AS and Deep Offshore Technology (DOT), working as a senior marine/structural engineer in the oil and gas and shipbuilding sectors, on projects for the likes of Statoil and ConocoPhillips. Leila has an MSc in Marine Technology – Marine Substructures as well as a BSc in Marine Engineering.
Kim Sørensen, Planning Interface Manager
Kim is responsible for scheduling the offshore installation programme and managing the many interfaces between OHT and the project stakeholders.
He is a recent addition to the team in Oslo, joining us from K2 Management where he worked as a planning manager on the Deutsche Bucht OWF project. Prior to that, Kim was a Project Planning Engineer for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.
Kim has 9 years project and planning experience and has a master’s degree in Structural Engineering.
Marcin Wisniewski, 3D CAD operator
Marcin’s primary role is to create 3D models for checking deck layouts, operations, and project planning. Marcin works closely with the engineering team and project manager to visualise and optimise solutions.
Marcin joined OHT in June last year. He has previously worked with
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier on Wikinger, Borkum Riffgrund II, Hornsea and Hohe See wind farms and EMAS AMC on subsea projects: Aasta Hansteen Template Installation, Smørbukk Sør Extension, Fram H Nord, Gullfaks Sør & Oseberg Delta II.
Boris Mihaylov, Document Controller
Boris is OHT’s document controller assigned to the Dogger Bank Project in compliance with our recently obtained ISO 14001 and 9001.
As a Microsoft 365 and document management systems specialist, focused on digitalization, Boris has worked with SharePoint for close to a decade enabling projects and people to collaborate.
Boris joined the OHT team in Oslo at the end of last year having previously worked for Deutsche Bucht and Siemens Gamesa Wind Power.
Anders Kämpe, HSEQ Manager
Anders is responsible for HSEQ management and the certified HSEQ management system for OHT and the Dogger Bank Project.
With more than 30 years of experience in leading HSEQ management roles and more than 20 years in the Oil and Gas industry, Anders has worked with companies such as Shell Chemicals, Aker Solutions, Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies as well as ABB HVDC.
He is an appointed member of the National committee SN/K 583 Circular economy (for Standard Norway) and the only representative from the shipping, transport and renewable energy sectors.
This committee membership also provides OHT with representation in the ISO/TC 323 Circular economy.
Formally Anders was also an appointed member of the National committee when ISO 19011 (Guidelines for auditing management systems) was revised.
Carol Goodall, Project Engineer
Carol is responsible for carrying out a wide range of engineering tasks on the project including the development of the installation method statements, review and interpretation of system, analysis reports, and supporting the engineering team on all project tasks.
Carol is the most recent addition to the OHT team, joining the project in March 2020 and has immediately been interfacing with the designers as part of the planning phase in the project.
Carol has 11 years of experience in the marine renewables and oil and gas industries and was previously working as project engineer on Deutsche Bucht and Beatrice offshore wind farms.
Note: Photographs were taken prior to the move to working from home.