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…

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…

Powered by Care

Hello blog readers, Given that this is my first blog post since I’ve introduced myself back in September, I figured I’d share some of my Statkraft impressions with you before I focus on one specific event. The last six weeks at Statkraft have been quite busy: from getting to learn people’s names (some of which…

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 Statkraft adventure

Every year new employees in Statkraft are sent on an introduction trip to visit a hydro power plant and learn about Statkraft’s long history in Norway. The trip includes a large dose of beautiful Norwegian nature, a long bus ride, and the chance to get to know colleagues from around the company. On the 1st…

Welcome to Sweden

It’s a Saturday, the sun is shining and I’m ready to take on my next adventure! Next stop is Sollefteå, a small town in the northern part of Sweden. For me the first rotation in Statkraft, in the Asset Portfolio Planning unit, is over and new challenges meet me at the regional office for the…