“It is great to be back! This is my home court, and I am excited to present Global Ocean Technology to old colleagues and friends,” says Ramfjord.
On the opening day of ONS, the oil and gas conference and expo in Stavanger, Ramfjord was among the speakers at GCE NODE’s joint stand, where all 14 exhibitors are granted time to give a presentation.
Ramfjord explained how he and his fellow GOT owners – entrepreneurs and investors Leif Hübert and Endre Glastad – have come a long way since the company was founded in December last year. Acquisitions of boat builder Båtservice in Mandal and Elektromarine Automation in Skagen, Denmark, explains why Global Ocean Technology already has 200 employees.
“Our ambition is to become an important player in three business segments: Marine, Rig and Ocean Products. We will be moving fast. I would not be surprised to learn news about Global Ocean Technology in the near future,” says Ramfjord, not able to hide the grin on his face.
So far, GOT is established in Kristiansand, Mandal, Egersund, Stord, Stavanger and Skagen (Denmark).
PICTURES: Monday at ONS 2018
«Our base is competence and technology. We own a shipyard, but we are more interested in developing the ship’s technology, that building the ship. Right now, we are developing a new control system, which will be used to control the entire ship,” says Ramfjord.
With 25 years of experience from NOV Norway, Ramfjord could be expected to build a new drilling company. That is not the case.
“Our rig division is not set up to develop drilling equipment. We are looking to cooperate, not compete, with the large drilling companies in Kristiansand,” says Ramfjord.