AquaShip has welcomed Åge Molvik as the new Chief Project Officer (CPO). “Large projects, both newbuilds, conversions, and other vessel upgrades are vital parts of our business, and we are very eager to have Mr. Åge Molvik lead our project department,” the company says in its LinkedIn profile.
He will manage a dedicated department responsible for the planning, execution, and delivery of all vessel projects. Molvik has broad experience and has held several management positions at Norske Shell AS over the last 16 years. Before, he has been sailing as Cadet, Officer, and Captain.
“We are thrilled to have Mr. Åge Molvik join AquaShip. He complements our strong performance-oriented culture, and we believe his impressive reputation for execution and achieving results makes him the right choice to lead our projects department”, Sverre Taknes, CEO of AquaShip, commented.
On the other side, the new CPO stated: “I’m very excited to be part of the AquaShip Team. Correct focus and drive to continue the development of a strong project organization will be important.”
Molvik will focus on in the future is contract management and execution of control of the projects. “We want to add value internally and to our clients, in any region they are located,” he added.
AquaShip is the result of a merger between GripShip AS and Johnson Marine Ltd in July 2018, with the subsequent acquisition of Artic Shipping AS two months later.
The merger made it the first shipping company in the world to own and operate vessels in all four main areas of maritime aqua service: Service vessels, harvest vessels, live fish carriers, and feeding carriers.
Although it operates all over the world, its decentralized organization brings it close to the customers and markets. This – combined with years of experience – makes it a natural partner for both large and small fish farming companies.