January 10 (Renewables Now) - NorSea Group, the Norwegian service supplier to the oil and gas industry, on Thursday said that Terje Borkenhagen has been appointed as the new CEO of its Denmark-based offshore wind business NorSea Wind A/S, with immediate effect.
The appointment comes as maintenance work for offshore wind farms part of NorSea Wind's portfolio is increasing, while the company is also taking part in a number of tenders to win new contracts, according to the statement.
NorSea Group is majority owned by Norway-based shipping company Wilh Wilhelmsen Holding ASA since 2017. Now that there is a greater focus on collaboration between companies within the group, the background of Borkenhagen, who has worked for different Wilhelmsen companies over the years, makes him the right choice for NorSea Wind, the group says. Most recently, Borkenhagen acted as vice president for Wilhelmsen Maritime Services.
NorSea CEO John Stangeland said that Borkenhagen will provide the network and experience NorSea Winds needs.
"I look forward to develop our wind offering further and pull on all the tremendously good resources we have to ensure NorSea Wind becomes an even more substantial player within the enormous and very exciting wind industry," Borkenhagen said.