Edda Wind announced today that Kenneth Walland will become their CEO and therefore stepping down as CEO of Østensjø Rederi and Edda Accommodation. Walland will be succeeded by Kristian Helland Vea, an experienced leader who has worked in the industry for 25 years.

Edda Wind is experiencing tremendous growth and is now forming its management organisation. Kenneth Walland has been appointed CEO in Edda Wind, stepping down as CEO of Østensjø Rederi and Edda Accommodation. Walland has been in Østensjø Rederi for close to three decades, whereas the last five years as CEO. He has lead the Company through the roughest of times for the offshore industry and has been part of the start-up and development of Edda Wind.

– Kenneth Walland, with his extensive operational, strategic and commercial skills, has with a steady hand lead Østensjø Rederi through rough times and positioned the Company for the future, says Johannes Østensjø, Chairperson of Østensjø Rederi AS. Further, I am excited to welcome Kristian Helland Vea as the new CEO of Østensjø Rederi. His track record, depth of operational and commercial experience makes him an ideal leader to build on the great work of Walland and the rest of the Østensjø Rederi team.

Vea, who currently holds the position of Chartering Manager Offshore & Towage in the Company, has accepted the role as CEO for Østensjø Rederi. Vea has worked for the Company for four years. Before starting at Østensjø Rederi, he spent 16 years at DOF whereas 10 years as Chartering Manager. He is educated Master Mariner and has extensive experience in the maritime industry.

– I am greatly honored of being offered the position of CEO in Østensjø Rederi. I look forward to continuing building on the great foundation and growth potential in the business, says the oncoming CEO of Østensjø Rederi, Kristian Helland Vea.

Vea, being an experienced mariner, spent parts of his early career in the ’90s as an able seaman in Østensjø Rederi.

For more information, please contact:

Kenneth Walland, CEO, Østensjø Rederi

Phone: +47 916 93 418

E-mail: kenneth.walland@ostensjo.no


Østensjø Rederi is a family-owned ship management company, established in 1974. The company is a leading provider of offshore oil & gas-, towage-, offshore wind- and accommodation services. Østensjø Rederi operates a fleet of 31 modern vessels, incl. 20 tugs, 8 offshore vessels, 2 SOV’s, and one accommodation vessel. The company has 550 employees and has offices in Norway, United Kingdom and Malta. Johannes Østensjø dy AS is the 100% owner of Østensjø Rederi AS. For more info www.ostensjo.no.