The Sevan SSP team

 

 

Senior Management                               

Frank Hopen

Managing Director

Frank Hopen is Managing Director at Sevan SSP. He graduated from University of Glasgow (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering) and has more than 24 years of experience in the ship and offshore industry. He has previously worked at LMG Marin and joined Sevan Marine in 2008. Frank also holds a Master in Technology Management from NTNU/NHH/MIT.

Mr. Hopen is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Bergen, Norway.

Otto Skjåstad

Head of Business Development and Technology

Otto Skjåstad is Head of Business Development and Technology at Sevan SSP. He joined Sevan Marine in 2008 and has  more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, holding various positions including Project Manager, Section Manager and Technical Director. Mr. Skjåstad graduated from the Norwegian University of Technology and Science with an MSc in Offshore Structures.

Mr. Skjåstad is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Arendal, Norway.

Hans Olav Sele

Head of Engineering  

Hans Olav Sele is Head of Engineering at Sevan SSP. He joined Sevan Marine in 2010 and has 18 years’ experience in the ship and offshore industry and has previously worked in DNVGL as a maritime technical consultant from 2001-2007 and later for the division Offshore Classification from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Sele holds a M.Sc in Marine Technology from Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Mr. Sele is a Norwegian Citizen with residence in Oslo, Norway.

Gunnar Johnson

Head of  Operation and Projects

Gunnar Johnson is Head of Operation & Projects at Sevan SSP. He joined Sevan Marine in 2008 and has more than 30 years of experience from the offshore and shipbuilding industry. Experience ranges from design, construction, and operation with main focus on design and construction of vessels and floating structures. He holds a Master of Science degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Norwegian Institute of Technology. 

Mr. Johnson is a Norwegian citizen with residence in Bergen, Norway. 

 

 

Our team

Lars Aaness

Principal Engineer, Systems, Safety and Layout
Lars is Principal Engineer (Systems, Safety and Layout) at Sevan SSP. He has over 30 years’ experience within various disciplines in the maritime and offshore industry and joined Sevan SSP in 2021. 

Tord Broms Thorsen

Business Development Manager
Tord is a Business Development Manager at Sevan SSP. Besides business development, he has over 17 years’ experience within marine analysis, offloading and project management. He joined Sevan Marine in 2011.

Line Madsen Reinfjord

Finance Controller
Line is a Finance Controller at Sevan SSP. She has 15 years’ experience in  the area of accounting and joined Sevan Marine in 2009.

Erling Fredriksen

Lead, Systems, Safety and Layout
Erling is Discipline Lead for Systems, Safety and Layout at Sevan SSP. He has over 30 years’ experience within various disciplines in the maritime and offshore industry and joined Sevan Marine in 2005.

Torstein Alexander Pettersen

Senior Engineer, Hull and Structure
Torstein is a Senior Engineer (Hull and Structure) at Sevan SSP. He joined Sevan SSP after working with DNV for 13 years in classification and advisory departements. He graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2008.

Oda Emilie Nilseng Danielsen

Engineer, Hull and Structure
Oda is an Engineer (Hull and Structure) at Sevan SSP. She graduated from Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2017 and joined Sevan SSP in 2019.

Hugo Gustavsen

Principal Engineer, Hull and Structure
Hugo is a Principal Engineer (Hull and Structure) at Sevan SSP. He has over 20 years’ experience in the area of hull layout and weight and joined Sevan Marine in 2008.

Espen Larsen

Senior Engineer, Marine Analysis
Espen is a Senior Engineer (Marine Analysis) at Sevan SSP. He has over 10 years’ experience working with marine analysis and marine operations. He joined Sevan SSP in 2021.

Einar Bernt Glomnes

Lead, Marine Analysis
Einar is a Discipline Lead for Marine Analysis at Sevan SSP. He has over 14 years’ experience working with marine analyses and joined Sevan Marine in 2007.

Inger Johanne Iversen

Lead HR and Admin
Inger Johanne is Lead, HR and Admin at Sevan SSP. She has over 30 years’ experience in the area of finance, HR and administration. She joined Sevan Marine in 2006.

Jørgen Gulpinar

Engineer, Hull and Structure
Jørgen is an Engineer (Hull and Structure) at Sevan SSP. He graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2021, and joined Sevan SSP in 2021.

Jan-Erik Husevåg

Senior Engineer, Systems, Safety and Layout
Jan-Erik is a Senior Engineer Layout  (Systems, Safety and Layout) at Sevan SSP. He has over 13 years’ experience as a layout engineer and joined Sevan Marine in 2012.

Dave Talloen

Marine Operations Manager
Dave Talloen is Marine Operations Manager at Sevan SSP. He has over 30 years’ experience working with Offshore Operations and joined Sevan Marine in 2008.  

Snorre Ludvig Fjellvang

Engineer, Marine Analysis
Snorre is an Engineer (Marine Analysis) at Sevan SSP. He graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2018, and joined Sevan SSP in 2020.

Dino Ivkovic

Senior Engineer, Hull and Structure
Dino Ivkovic is a Naval Architect and holding position of Senior Engineer Stability (Hull and Structure) at Sevan SSP. He has 15 years of experience in offshore and shipbuilding industry with design of ships and floating structures. He joined Sevan SSP in 2022.

 

Bjørn Hervold Riise

Principal Engineer, Marine Analysis
Bjørn is a hydrodynamics and Metocean specialist (Marine Analysis). He has 15 years of experience from the offshore and renewable industry within design criteria, technical analyses, model testing, prototype development, and research and development. He holds a PhD in Marine Hydrodynamics and joined Sevan SSP in 2023.

 

Borgar Larsen

Engineer, Marine Analysis
Borgar is an Engineer (Marine Analysis) at Sevan SSP. He graduated from Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2022 and joined Sevan SSP in 2022.

 

Ann Kristin Blom

Senior Engineer, Marine Analysis
Ann Kristin is a Senior Engineer (Marine Analysis) at Sevan SSP. She has 20 years of experience in the offshore industry with design and analysis of floating structures as well as risers and umbilicals. She joined Sevan SSP in 2022.

 

Bengt Ivar Sørensen

Senior Engineer, Systems, Safety and Layout
Bengt is a Senior Engineer (Systems, Safety and Layout) at Sevan SSP. He has 20 years’ experience within various positions in the offshore and marine industry. He joined Sevan SSP in 2021

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Stian Rørvik Johansen

Engineer, Hull and Structure Stian is an Engineer (Hull and Structure) at Sevan SSP. He graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2018 and joined Sevan SSP in 2022.

 

Andreas Sætre

Senior Engineer, Marine Analysis
Andreas is a Senior Engineer (Marine Analysis) at Sevan SSP. He has more than 10 years’ experience with marine analysis from various sectors. He joined Sevan SSP in 2022.

 

Kim Andre Haga

Senior Engineer, Marine Analysis
Kim Andre is a Senior Engineer (Marine Analysis) at Sevan SSP. He has more than 10 years’ experience working with marine analyses and dynamic analyses of umbilicals. He joined Sevan SSP in 2022.

 

Amalie Ramberg

Engineer, Hull and Structure
Amalie is an Engineer (Hull and Structure) at Sevan SSP. She graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2022 and joined Sevan SSP in 2022.

Anders Holstad

Principal Engineer, Marine Analysis
Anders is Principal Engineer Hydrodynamics (Marine Analysis) at Sevan SSP. He has over 20 years’ experience within various disciplines in the maritime and offshore industry and joined Sevan SSP in 2022.  

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