The board of Havyard Group ASA has appointed Erlend Hatleberg as the new general manager of its shipbuilding division Havyard Ship Technology, following the departure of Lasse Stokkeland
A veteran shipbuilding professional educated as an engineer, Mr Hatleberg joined the technical department of Havyard Shipbuilding Technoogy (HST) in 2009. He was promoted to project manager in 2011 and has been responsible for deliveries of platform supply vessels (PSVs), construction vessels and icebreakers for Russian shipowners and for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1’s new series of ferries.
“I’m pleased that Erlend Hatleberg has accepted the challenge and is motivated to fill the role of new general manager of HST, said Havyard Group ASA chief executive and Havyard Ship Technology chairman of the board Geir Johan Bakke.
Added Mr Bakke: “Erlend is originally from Leirvik, is passionate about the local community, and has demonstrated by the way in which he has led his teams through some of HST’s most demanding challenges, that he has the expertise and experience needed to lead a yard undergoing restructuring to make it more efficient and profitable.”
In connection with the management change at HST, Stig Breidvik has been named the new production manager. Mr Breidvik has worked for HST since 1988 and has various production management positions, including process manager, production for the last 10 years.
Amongst HST’s order backlog is one PSV for Canada’s Atlantic Towing, three service operation vessels for Esvagt, four live fish carriers, five electric car ferries and one pelagic trawler. This year the shipyard has delivered four ferries for Fjord1.