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INTRODUCING SIRE 2.0: Human and digital safety leap

The ship vetting framework makes a veritable leap when SIRE 2.0 introduces a human element plus dynamic tools. Vetting Manager Knut Vespestad at Solvang remarks a development of inspections into regular safety assessments, where inspector and ship handle a task together.

Innovation: Tech partnerships pay off

Live testing conditions make Solvang an attractive technology partner across several fields of maritime development. In 2023, projects in and outside of dry docking demonstrated a high outcome in terms of energy efficiency. The results span from propulsion drivetrain optimization, to friction-limitation by hull improvement, through to exhaust cleaning and last – but not least – part load optimization and operational improvement. Solvang’s Fleet Director Tor Øyvind Ask offers and account of which measures really make a difference in deep-sea green technology.

Freedom to blow the whistle

A culture of confidence, personal integrity and high quality is the documented effect of trusting our employees on all levels. Solvang allows employees to report incidents without fear of backlash. HR Director Kjetil Meling explains why.

Finances: Ballasted for stormy weather

Calm seas don’t train skilful sailors. Solvang spent years building a buffer to sail our stakeholders’ assets to port in any weather, according to Solvang’s CFO Egil Fjogstad.

Corporate Governance in Solvang

Reliable control mechanisms sustained at company top-level constitute Solvang’s principal governance structure, and warrant of our values. Meet the Chairman Michael Steensland-Brun (right), Christian Frustøl and Ellen Solstad in Solvang’s Board of Director’s.

Solvang’s people: We want you, we need you

From the cadet to the chairman, Solvang is people propelled by mutual respect, team spirit and quality, according to HR Director Kjetil Meling.

The sanctions policy of Solvang

As an advocate of international law and order, Solvang adheres to and supports sanctions and restrictions against blocked nations, entities and persons.

Collective action against corruption

The far-reaching torrents of misconduct can only be mitigated by consistently dismissing proposals and reporting the incidents.

Expanding supply chain management

Solvang’s main office in Stavanger hired two new supply chain officers, substantially expanding the company’s capacity to safeguard and optimize purchases throughout the operation. Supply chain manager Tanja Hunshamar Øvrebø continues to head the purchases division.