#8 Wilhelmsen – how is a shipping company and hydrogen production related? Interview with Espen Gjerde

Espen Gjerde, Senior Vice President at Wilhelmsen New Energy in Norway, is my guest in this episode. Learn more about how Wilhelmsen is shaping the maritime industry, why working there is fun and what their New Energy division is involved in.

Founded in Norway in 1861, Wilhelmsen is now a comprehensive global maritime group providing essential products and services to the merchant fleet, along with supplying crew and technical management to the largest and most complex vessels ever to sail. Committed to shaping the maritime industry, they seek to develop new opportunities and collaborations in renewables, zero-emission shipping, and marine digitalization. Supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace, with thousands of colleagues across more than 60 countries, they take innovation, sustainability and unparalleled customer experiences one step further.

About Espen:

Espen has an extensive experience within maritime and energy sectors, gained through work for different shipping, offshore and oil & gas companies. He grew up on the west coast of Norway and enjoys diving, which I experienced fits very well with deep water robotic and future vessel design.


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