Valley Voice – a column where our cluster members are in focus. This week we talked with the director of marketing Communications Subsea of TechnipFMC, Lars Ole Bjørnsrud. TechnipFMC and Energy Valley are proud partners in the Deep Purple Project.
1.What are you doing right now?
Right now I am preparing for a meeting with my colleagues in Brazil.
2. How is TechnipFMC contributing to the Energy Transition?
Over the past 5 years, we have been working on a concept to deliver at-scale solutions for offshore green hydrogen production and sustainable renewable energy called Deep Purple. We are now in the pilot phase of this project. Our technology and core competency will enable us and the industry to be a significant contributor to the Energy Transition
3. What are the biggest challenges and opportunities in the future?
Norway must maintain a strong position as an energy nation – beyond oil and gas. And to succeed with this, we need to regard the supplier industry to the energy sector as a resource equally important as the energy resources we are harvesting.
4. What keeps you awake at night with regards to the energy transition?
I normally sleep very well, but a concern is how to make sure we maintain a competitive supplier industry during the energy transition.
5. What is the most valuable about being a member of Energy Valley?
Energy Valley has become a very important power and player representing the energy cluster in our region – how Energy Valley is using this position is the most valuable to us.
6. Is there any book that has inspired you in the way you lead?
I am more inspired by other leaders that I have worked with than the books I am reading. Leaders who demonstrate the behaviors and characteristics that allow teams and individuals to succeed. Such behaviors and characteristics include trust, being visionary, and have the empathy to guide you towards the right decisions. I have been fortunate to work with several leaders like this that inspire me.
7. Which Energy Valley member do you want to pass the baton on to?
Wenche Haugerud at Sperre.
Thank you, Lars Ole!