World leading METCentre strengthens the team


Monica Bårdsen is now part of the METCentre team. PHOTO: Hanne Tvedt

The Marine Energy Test Centre (METCentre) has hired Monica Bårdsen as a new project manager.

The METCentre is gearing up test activity and will have eight turbines installed by 2025/26.

Monica Bårdsen has now joined the team. She has a Master of science in energy technology and industrial economics. The last few years she has been working with the Doggerbank project in Aibel, in the role as planning manager for Doggerbak C.

-It´s not easy to find a more attractive industry than the offshore wind industry these days. At the METCentre, we are in the core of the floating offshore wind development, says Bårdsen.

The world´s first floating offshore wind turbines Zefyros has been tested at the METCentre since 2009. It was joined by TetraSpar Demonstrator in 2021. Next year, the vertical axis turbine SeaTwirl will be installed.

-We are happy to have Monica´s expertise and experience as we are moving forward with our ambitious plans, says Arvid Nesse, manager of METCentre and Norwegian Offshore Wind.

Both the planned and the current projects will provide valuable insight that will benefit the global offshore wind industry.

-In Norway, we are pioneers within floating offshore wind technology, and the work we are doing here is essential to maintain this position, says Nesse.

Arvid Nesse is the manager of METCentre. 

Monica Bårdsen will join project managers Cecilia Girard-Vika and Hanne Tvedt.

-The offshore wind industry needs gearing up if we are going to deliver on Norway’s 30 GW target. It is exciting to be a part of a team contributing to this, says Bårdsen.

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