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Stationmar has gathered personnel with years of experience in practical engineering and academia to arrive at the concepts we now have developed. Besides the core team engaged by Stationmar several people and institutions have contributed with design inputs and knowledge. Several papers have been written on the design and its feasibility by renowned institutions NTNU and UNICAMP. The team besides the personnel listed below consists of mechanical, electrical, and software personnel working closely with hands-on engineering and extensive theoretical simulation and validation.

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Morten Steen Martinsen holds the Current position as COO/Tech. Director at SinOceanic Shipping. Container Shipping , responsible for all Operations, New Buildings (China/Korea delivery from 2012 -2019 value about 2 billion USD) and CP/TC. Morten holds a MSc from University of Trondheim. Morten has gained a lot of International experience and contacts. The last years’ experience working closely with the Green Technology mainly in Norway has given a very good a broad experience within this marked. We are also a member of Maritime Clean Tech.

Other commitments: Green Shipping projects development for a sustainable shipping meeting Zero CO2, board member of Wilhelmsen Ship Management ( 2011-), Executive Vice President/Managing Director of BW Group/CFO BW Fleet Management (2008-10), Director, Technical and Marine Division BW Gas ASA (2007-08), Board Member of Several own BW Gas Companies, MD Fred. Olsen Marine Services AS (2006-07), COO of Eletson Corporation, Greece, (2003-06), Director Ship Management Jo Tankers (1998-03), VP Maintenance & Support of Kværner Oil & Gas (1995-98), Engineering & Construction manager in Kværner Engineering Services (1984-95) within Drilling, Subsea and Pipelines.


CEO and board member

Pål Norheim is the CEO of Stationmar and member of the board.

Pål has about 40 years of experience from the oil industry, including 10 years in CEO positions. This include management positions in companies related to design/construction/operation of mobile drilling vessels, drilling equipment suppliers, and drilling/rig technology development companies. As Senior Vice President in Maritime Hydraulics Pål was also responsible for commercialization and marketing of the revolutionary RamRig hydraulic drilling concept.

Pål has also international experience as CTO – Chief Technical Officer – in Frigstad Discover Invest Ltd. in Singapore, where his main responsibility was the construction in China of one of the world’s largest drilling rigs. Pål has an extensive contact network in the industry and has, as Technical Manager in Saipem Norway, been operating drilling rigs in Norwegian waters for Equinor, ENI, Shell, AkerBP, Total, Vår Energi, Repsol and Wintershall DEA. Pål has been a frequently used speaker on several international conferences worldwide, and also has experience from stock exchange listening, including road shows against private equity companies for financing of technology projects.


Board Member, inventor and CTO

Per A. Vatne has been doing engineering works since the mid-seventies. He started out as a field engineer, firstly on construction sites for hydro-electrical power plants maintaining heavy equipment for tunneling.

Thereafter followed a few years on offshore rigs doing installation, commissioning, and operation of newly developed equipment for oil well drilling. Since 1983 he has spent most time and effort developing and designing machinery and equipment for deep-well drilling, construction and even dredging for land reclamation. He has been executing projects in Norway and Asia. He has gained a reputation for innovative concepts but also proved the ability to implement and deliver. He has signed in the range of 40 patents of which some have been commercialized for substantial values.


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Note: the latest patents applied for are not listed here.



Stationmar AS, corporate no. 921 679 416, is a Norwegian limited liability company with its head office in Kristiansand municipality. The company was founded on October 8, 2018. The company is subject to Norwegian law.

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