Renate Mannes showing her favourite value

Summary of Offshore Technology Days 2019

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After two great days on stand during Offshore Technology Days in Stavanger, we can sum up with a good attendance and plenty of nice conversations. It is always good to see customers, partners and suppliers, and not just talk to them on the phone.

OTD is the meeting place where professionals from the oil and energy business meet and share technical and commercial experience. Its every other year in Stavanger – the opposite year of the huge ONS in the same expo area. (And in Bergen the opposite year.)

The fair was held on wednesday and thursday where the wednesday ended with a great Octoberfest with great food and drinks, entertainment and awards. Renate Mannes from Key Account Sales was on hand and we had a chat with her to hear what her experience of the show was.

Renate – first of all. Are you happy with our presence at OTD?

– Yes, absolutely, I am. Many visitors. We had a nice, spacious stand with a very good location in Hall E surrounded by many interesting companies.

Did you meet the contacts you wanted to meet?

– Got to meet many of them, but not all. I attended the expo at thursday. Was probably a bit quieter than the first day. Some of the explanation lies there I think. In addition, many simply have too busy days that they have not set aside time to visit the expo. But it is often just when it would have been wise to make a visit, and perhaps make new contacts.

Was it anything under OTD that stood out from other exhibitons in the same segment?

– There are many local companies. The expo is not too big either. It is easy to get an overview of all exhibitors.

Is this a expo you would like to attend again?

– Yes it is, both as an exhibitor and visitor.

We saw earlier that your favorite value in Sverdrup Steel is love – can you elaborate on the choice?

– All you need is love! We care about and respect our colleagues, customers and suppliers, and of course family. We are good at taking care of and supporting each other. With this value in the core, we have the foundation for our other good values.

To summarize, we would like to thank you Renate for solid answers, and at the same time we would like to thank OTD for a fine execution of the expo. See you at OTD in Bergen 2020?

SOME PICTURES FROM OTD

Sverdrup Steel attending Kormarine 2019

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See you at Kormarine 22.-25. october! We have had a big growth in the asian countries since the start of Sverdrup Steel Korea in 2017. This leads to more exposure in the asian exhibitions and we are happy to be attending Kormarine. Come and meet the Korean team at booth 5F20 in Hall 5.

Busan, the leading maritime & shipbuilding capital of the world

South Korea has long been a country of the world’s top shipbuilder in terms of annual orders and construction volume. This is why it’s a perfect fit for the expo Kormarine. Over 800 exhibitors from 46 countries will attend with 36000 visitors from 80 countries.

Kormarine is a festival of people from shipbuilding and maritime industries all around the world. Read more about the expo or see the schedule here. See you at Kormarine!

Photo: Aker Solutions

Global frame agreement with Aker Solutions

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Sverdrup Steel is proud to announce a contract award for global frame agreement with Aker Solutions.

Aker Solutions provide subsea production equipment, offshore field design, ranging from concept studies and front-end engineering to subsea production systems. In addition, they carry out maintenance and modifications work and provide services during operations as well as deliver solutions to extend the lifetime of oil and gas field.

To be involved as one of the preferred material solution provider is a milestone for Sverdrup Steel.

It is the result of preparation, 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 Aker Solutions.

Photo: Aker Solutions

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OTD 2019 is back with optimism in the Norwegian Oil Capital

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The optimism is back! See you at OTD 2019 october 16-17th. 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 16-17th 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

Brand Coordinator Rune Hagelin

Meet our new Brand Coordinator

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Big welcome to Rune Hagelin as the new Brand Coordinator in the Sverdrup Steel group. He started in his new position on October 1st and will be based in Stavanger.

With twelve years of experience in design, web development, marketing, and photography he will be a great resource for us throughout the group. We’ve already been his client for several years, so he knows the people and the brand name Sverdrup Steel. This makes the transition easier and he is already well into his daily routine. We look forward to a better presence and profile with him on the team.

He will work closely with our agency in Oslo, while also working towards our market platforms, exhibitions and sales teams worldwide.

Rune is a self-appointed nerd that loves to stay updated on trends and tech. We are happy to have him with us, and he is already a great fit for us here at Sverdrup Steel!

Meet Rune at Offshore Technology Days in Stavanger Forum!

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)

Kværner 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 the company 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.

Group financial controller - Jostein Østebø

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.

New sales manager in Germany

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.

sales manager in Korea

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 the new Sales Manager 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 Sales Manager 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 Steel is a proud sponsor of the ETCH 1st League

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The European Team Championships (ETCH) 1 st League is being held in Sandnes from the 9-11th of August 2019. Sverdrup Steel is proud to be 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. Whether 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.