With a decade in offshore wind under his belt, Martin is well placed to fulfill his remit of chartering and finding opportunities for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s state-of-the-art, Brave Tern and Bold Tern. Coming from Siemens in Germany, via stints in Australia and Denmark on major electrical infrastructure projects, he joined Universal Foundation Norway first before transferring to Fred. Olsen Windcarrier in 2013. His varied commercial background means he has a strong sense for anticipating customer needs, borne out by the fact he was instrumental in the signing of two major turbine installation contracts in 2015 – for Wikinger and Veja Mate, both in Germany. He appreciates Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s relatively flat management structure, which enables flexibility to the benefit of clients whose needs differ from project to project.
“It is difficult to predict the industry’s next step, the market is volatile and government schemes will change. We have two nice and competitive vessels that can install the biggest turbines available today but we also have an eye on what will be needed in the future.”