Hiking, dogs and sticks

Wow, I’m already two months into my six month adventure in Albania. Time flies, and so on. As I’m the prototype of Norwegianism I have spent a fair amount of time hiking. This has resulted in a severely sunburned body numerous times, and it’s a miracle that I have not yet succumbed to dehydration or…

I just moved to Albania!

March 1. was the first time I set foot on Albanian soil. It will be my first time living abroad, and I’m here to stay for 6 months. In accordance with Norwegian customs I blatantly disregarded the so called winter in Tirana and arrived happily wearing a t-shirt (also carrying around 50 kg of luggage, I…

Help! I’ve become a Purchase Order advocate

I used to be on the other side. In previous jobs, I received messages from the finance department reminding me to get a Purchase Order (PO) for my purchases and before I make the purchase. Why? Because Finance needed control over the company spending and cash flow. I rarely followed their instructions because I didn’t…

Flow measurements – why, how and when (part 2)

This is the highly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed “Flow measurements – why, how and when”-series. The measuring of flow As you are now familiar with most things relevant when it comes to measuring the flow of a turbine, let’s look into a real flow measurement case: A power plant group is unsure of the…

Flow measurements – the why, how and when (part 1)

This is the first of a two-part installment looking into flow measurements. The why of measuring flow You would think that we know every ebb and flow of our hydro power plants. After all, they are equipped with vibration sensors, temperature sensors, and lots and lots of other measuring devices which allow us to collect…

An overnight escape to Mår power plant

Even though I find myself firmly in the grasp of Lady Luck when it comes to possibilities to go out and actually see the power plants we’re managing, maintaining, nursing, rehabilitating and so forth, most days are spent at the office. Office life is a good life, but sometimes one yearns to see the flora…

A first glance into the world of power generation

Greetings! I’m Nikolai, the new trainee in Power Generation. I’m the regional alibi for the trainee group as I’m attached to the Projects department in Region South. It has been an eventful year for me, both on a personal and professional level. In March I became an uncle for the first time and I got…

Diving into the world of energy market analysis

Hi there! It feels great to finally start my journey here in Statkraft. The first two weeks as a trainee have gone by so fast that I don’t even know what hit me; team building, workshops, socialising and more. I can barely wait to see what these two years have in store for us! Well….

A week at Statkraft

I’m writing this post at the end of my first eight days at Statkraft. It has been a week of great learning; I got first insights into procurement and risk management and am impressed with people’s expertise. My colleagues have many years’ experience procuring for large projects in all parts of the world. They know…

Nice to meet you!

 Hello all! It’s here; it’s finally happening!! This is the moment that I have been waiting for for the last 10 months; ever since I found out that I got accepted into the trainee program last fall, I have been anxiously looking forward to my move back to Norway & the Statkraft orientation days. However,…