OTD 2019 is back with optimism in the Norwgian Oil Capital, 16-17th October

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THE OPTIMISM IS BACK

Reduced cost levels and an oil price hovering between 70-80 dollar have resulted in a rush of development plans and increased exploration on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate estimates annual investments increasing to NOK 140Bn in 2019 and 2020. With 20 ongoing projects the suppliers industry see increasing demands from old and new NCS operators, often with different demands and specifications than before. This is the background for The 21.th Offshore Technology Days in Stavanger October 16-17. 2019.

Offshore Technology Days (OTD) is Norway´s leading annual oil and energy event. OTD is the meeting place where professionals from the oil and energy business meet and share technical and commercial experience.

 

You will find Sverdrup Steel in Hall E, stand number 1504

New Group Financial Controller at Sverdrup Steel

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We would like to inform that Jostein Østebø has joined our team from 1st of september. His position in the team is Group Financial Controller, and will be based at our office in Stavanger, Norway.

Jostein completed his education as a business economist in 2014 and has worked at BDO in auditing and legal since. We already know Jostein very well after working with him for several years. Our previous work experience with Jostein made the choice obvious when we went searching for a financial controller for the Sverdrup group. His work ethics and dedication makes him a perfect match.

Jostein has already proven to be a welcomed addition to our financial team. His trained eye for details, efficiency and positive attitude combined with a very infectious laughter and fits well into the group. He is 31 years old, loves soccer and the local team Viking FK. We wish him all the best in the new position.

Our warehouses in Stavanger and Kløfta has been reinforced.

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Our warehouses in Stavanger and Kløfta has been reinforced.

It is our great pleasure to welcome Ole Forus, Ørjan Låtveit and Jens Baustad as full-fletched members of Sverdrup Steel. Having been brought onboard through the recruitment company Moyo six’s months ago. All three of them has accepted our offer and has signed on as new team players at Sverdrup Steel.

We are very happy to have gotten three such great additions to our team. At Sverdrup Steel we know that every member of the team is crucial to the quality of the end product we deliver. That means that we have to have quality in every step of the process that we undertake to be a partner that adds value to our customers.

We are especially happy to have Ole back. He has returned after some years in other segments. And we are flattered that he has chosen to return. Stating; “That one cannot find a better place to work.”

Welcome boys! (Pircture from the left: Ole Forus, Jens Baustad and Ørjan Låtveit)

And a thank you to Moyo for delivering great candidates and service.

Sverdrup Germany is up and running

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We are very pleased to present our Sales Manager in Germany Hr. Xu Zhang. We had several interesting candidates applying for the job as Sverdrup Steel Sales Manager in Germany. One person stood out from the pack, and we are very happy that he has joined our team.

Zhang as a varied background from different sectors. He has a comprehensive understanding when it comes to high performance grades and their areas of application.

When meeting Zhang, you will be met by big smile coming from a sincere and positive person. Who genuinely cares and wants to help and assist. He seeks to accomplish this trough understanding you and your company’s situation. What is your main challenge? The grade, is it the specification, delivery time, origin, availability etc.

Then Zhang puts his pride in to coming up with the best possible solution for each and every customer he is involved with.

That is why we are certain that Zhang is a perfect representative of Sverdrup Steel as we venture in to the German market for the first time with a presence in Germany.

From here on our German customers will be in good and very capable hands as Xu Zhang takes to the stage.

From your colleagues here at Sverdrup we wish you all the best in your new position Zhang. We look forward to working with you.

Our new Sales Manager in Korea

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Sverdrup Steel Korea is happy to introduce our new Sales Manager, Mr. Jay Jang.
Jay Jang has an extensive experience background. He has spent four years as an engineer working on several hull parts in Korean shipyards. He also has a diverse background from stainless steel sales. Previously Jay Jang has worked for MRC Global Korea, Corrotherm and Schulz Korea.

 

This means that he knows the workings of both sides of the table when it comes to offshore projects. The list of projects that Jay Jang has been involved with includes well-known names such as Ichthys, Egina, Mad Dog2 to name a few.

In addition to the offshore competence, Jay Jang has work with pressure vessel fabrication. An area the logistic set up of Sverdrup Steel Korea is well equipped to service.

We are certain that his engineering days and the jobs in the supplier market will be a strength to our Sverdrup Steel Korea team and to our customers.

On a more personal note Jay Jang is a keen traveler and has been to more than 25 different countries, including Spain, France, Taiwan, China, Japan and South America. When he’s not jet setting, he also enjoys camping with his family.

We once again would like to welcome Jay Jang to the Sverdrup Steel family. We all look forward to working with you and wish you all the best in your new position at Sverdrup Steel Korea.

Sverdrup K-Steel has become a hit on the scale of K-Pop

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Since we established Sverdrup Steel Late November 2017. Had our first customer delivery from the Korean stock in March 2018. Our Sverdrup Steel K-Team has not looked back. The frantic pace of the early days of the startup has just continued. Already this year Sverdrup Steel has invoiced more in 2019 than what we did  throughout 2018.

When setting up Sverdrup Steel Korea we promised to deliver a wide stock range with high volumes for our range of alloys. To uphold the level of service, quality, reliability and delivery performance that our customers has come to expect from the Sverdrup Steel group.

The reception of customers and turnover generated in such a short time really speaks for itself and is a testimony to Min-Young and his team. It is the proof that they have succeeded.

The 2500m2 stock is bursting at the seams with material. Even with a high turnover ratio.

We are very happy to be able to conclude given the results in hand with the following; that the very optimistic strategy and goals we set for Korea is being met.

In addition to the plate stock, we have added a coil stock. This means that we are now able to deliver cut to length plates enabling us to provide the same service in South East Asia. As we do for our European customers from Burg.

Off course with the kind of growth, Sverdrup Steel Korea is achieving. Our Korean branch now have more employees than what was the case when we last gave you an update in April 2018. At that time, the team consisted of three members. Today Min-Young is managing a squad of eight, as presented in the featured picture of this article.

From left:

  1. Tea-Hyun Su
  2. Shin-Gi Jung
  3. Hyun-O Choi
  4. Seong-Min Lee
  5. Seo-Young Kang
  6. Seong-In Han
  7. Jae-Hwa Jang
  8. Min-Young Jung

If you are attending the KorMarine Conference exhibition from the 22nd until the 25th of October you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from both the Korean and Norwegian Sverdrup Steel.

We look forward to seeing the entire K-Team in October when it is time for the whole Sverdrup family to unit at our annual Sverdrup Steel group seminar.

New Sales Director at Sverdrup Steel in Norway

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We would like to inform that Steffen Pettersen has taken over the job as Sales Director for our Domestic Market in Norway. Steffen will be still be leading our work towards Oil & Gas globally. His new position is Sales Director Oil & Gas and Domestic Market.

Steffen joined Sverdrup Steel late in 2018, his initial position was to head a new team in Sverdrup that was to focus on oil & gas projects and maintenance both in Norway and internationally.

Steffen has a strong background from oil & gas project work from his many years at Norsk Stål and SFF. With the growth Sverdrup Steel has had over the last couple of years, and the what is to come in coming years. Steffen was a perfect fit for Sverdrup Steel.

We have been very pleased to see how Mr. Pettersen has settled in and how quickly he has become an essential member of the organization. The results produced by him and his team speak for themselves.

Ove Mæhle will retain his role as Purchasing Manager for round bar. He is happy to have more time to handle many of our key customers in the manor they have grown accustomed to through years of cooperation with Ove.

We would like to wish both Steffen and Ove good luck with their new roles.

Sverdrup Steel has signed frame agreement with Kværner

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Sverdrup Steel is proud to announce a contract award for frame agreement with Kværner. The contract is for seven years, with three year’s firm, and two plus two years option to extend the agreement. (3+2+2)
Kvaerner is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and has offices and fabrication facilities in several of the world’s main oil and gas regions.
The Oil & Gas sector is where Sverdrup Steel grew up, and although we now have 50% of our market outside of Oil & Gas.

Oil & Gas is close to our heart, and having formalized the relationship with Kværner which is recognized as a world leader in delivering projects in challenging environments is a milestone for Sverdrup Steel.
It is the result of hard work and determination.

Developing competence and have understanding for market needs is essential and Sverdrup Steel is proud to provide material solutions and look forward to keep adding value to Kværner through our improved relationship.

Sverdrup Steel is a Proud sponsor of the ETCH 1st League 2019 in Sandnes

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The European Team Championships 1 st League is being held in Sandnes from the 9-11th of August 2019. Sverdrup Steel is proud to a sponsor of the event.

Eleven nations will be competing against each other in 18 different disciplines and two relays. The winner of 1st league will be promoted to the Super League. Athletics is normally an individual sport, but at the ETCH it is a competition between nations and their selected athletes.

The teams competing are Belarus, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, The Nederland’s, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey. Weather Russia will be allowed to compete is yet to be decided.

Sverdrup Steel is thrilled to be in a position where we are able to contribute to the realization of an event like this. Somehow, our contribution seems to pale in comparison to all the “dugnad” (volunteer) work that has and will be carried out by a great many number of volunteers to get this team championship in athletics to run smoothly.

We are very much looking forward to experience the thrill at Sandnes Stadium watching some of Europe’s best athletes competing and giving their all representing their countries.

The hope is that we can contribute to help inspire young athletes to find joy in athletics. So that they can benefit from the sense of achievement and comradery that comes with doing sports, no matter the level.

 

 

Come and learn more about Sverdrup Steel at Alihankinta

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This year Sverdrup Steel will be exhibiting at Alihankinta in Tampere, Finland. The exhibition is to be held from the 24th until the 26th of September.  Stand D 366

Upcoming Theme: Sustainable Manufacturing

Subcontracting 2019 highlights the importance of sustainable manufacturing. Research shows that Finnish industry is one of the cleanest in the world and it is an environmental act to produce in Finland. And Finland can and should be a pioneer in sustainable manufacturing innovations and export.

Our stainless steel products are produced from min. 85% recycled material, and is 100% recyclable. The advantages of using special alloys are many. Higher strength in the material allows for constructions with less weight. Less maintenance and longer lifespan. Our products and competence goas hand in hand with modern engineering and environmental friendly production and end product.