Marie Midtbø (right) will head finance and administration at the National Competence Center for Offshore Wind in Kristiansand. Other interim employees are (top-bottom): Rune Klausen, Sanne Jordan, and Ida Andersen.

Recruitment of key personnel to the National Competence Center for Offshore Wind in Kristiansand is well underway. Marie Midtbø is the first hiring.

“I am delighted to be part of the competence center and eager to contribute to building a new industry in Norway,” says Midtbø.

The 44-year-old is already familiar with GCE NODE and Fremtidens Havvind, having spent almost five months filling in as Finance Manager. She brings 15 years of experience from National Oilwell Varco and MacGregor where she held various positions, including Project Analyst and Business Controller. Most recently, Midtbø was a manager at PwC Norway.

At the Competence Center, Midtbø will be heading finance and administration.

It is still early days for the National Competence Center. The recruitment process started only a few weeks ago, and interviews are currently being conducted. In addition to industry specific knowledge, the five open positions include expertise in law, communications, and sustainability.

Till now, the necessary manpower to construct the center has come from GCE NODE and consultancy EY.

Rune Klausen, Project Manager of Fremtidens Havvind, is the interim CEO. The CEO position will be announced later.

Sanne Jordan, Project Manager at GCE NODE, is heading the establishment of a knowledge bank – a key building block of the center.

Ida Andersen, Finance Manager at GCE NODE, is heading the establishment of the national competence project, VindKOMP.

April 18th 2024

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