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Wholeman becomes CEO of Freja Offshore



February 18, 2022

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Magnus Halman was recently appointed CEO of Freja Offshore AB, a 50/50 joint venture (JV) founded in 2021 by Hexicon and Aker Offshore Wind.

Hallman joined Freja Offshore from Svenska Kraftnät Gasturbiner AB and was CEO. Kraftnät Gasturbiner AB, an operator of gas and turbine equipment, is owned by Svenska Kraftnät, a Swedish transmission system operator (TSO).

“Hallman, a Swedish citizen, has extensive experience in executive and board roles at several companies, including CBRE and Johnson Controls. His industry experience and know-how in the Swedish energy market is Very valuable to Freja Offshore. The company is working to realize an offshore wind project in Sweden. “

“CEO recruitment is a milestone in the establishment of Freja Offshore and can accelerate the development of floating offshore wind turbine projects off the coast of Sweden. By 2040 all from renewable energy sources. Sweden’s plan to produce energy and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 requires a strong transition in which floating wind power plays a key role. Magnus will assume the role of CEO of Freja Offshore. We have the best profile for our and we are about to enter the next stage of development. ” Tom SelwoodChief Financial Officer of Aker Offshore Wind, Chairman of the Board of Freja Offshore.

“We are excited to join Freja Offshore because we are confident that offshore wind will form a key component of Sweden’s future energy mix and support Sweden’s goal of achieving climate neutrality. In addition to phasing out old energy sources, energy demand will continue to grow due to population growth and electrification of infrastructure and industry. Overall, and with Freja Offshore’s board and employees, clean and reliable. There is a great opportunity for high and cost-effective offshore energy production, “Hallman said.

Hallman will start as CEO of Freja Offshore in the second quarter of 2022.

Norwegian Aker Offshore Wind and Swedish Hexicon last year signed an agreement to jointly investigate and realize floating offshore wind turbine opportunities off the coast of SwedenIt has the potential to generate “several gigawatts” of renewable energy.

https://www.oedigital.com/news/494433-hallman-to-become-ceo-of-freja-offshore Wholeman becomes CEO of Freja Offshore

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