Petter Birkeland

We would like to share that our board member, Torstein Øygarden, will now be stepping down to a Board Deputy position. We want to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude for several years of fruitful cooperation that helped WindSpider get to where we are today.

At the same time, we are pleased to share that Petter Birkeland will be strengthening our board and taking Torstein’s place, after accepting the position as a Board Member in February earlier this year. With Petter’s extensive experience in establishing new companies and developing technology, we are confident that he will be an excellent addition to our team and contribute to WindSpider’s further successes. We want to welcome him on board and look forward to working together towards achieving our goals and helping the wind industry become the driving force towards the energy transition!

About Petter Birkeland

Besides being the founder and owner of Control Cutter – a technology company supplying decommissioning services for the O&G industry, Petter has played a key role in developing other companies, such as JP Kenny and Wood Group Production Technology, acting as Managing Director in both of them. Petter has solid background from the oil industry and has a BEng degree from the University of Bergen.

About WindSpider

WindSpider is offering an innovative lifting solution for installation and major component replacement of wind turbines, onshore and offshore. The self-erecting solution, which uses the turbine tower as support, has several attractive features, including eliminating relative motion between crane and wind turbine, no turbine weight or height restrictions, compatibility with floating vessels, and good operability at windy sites. With an effective lifting capacity of +1500 metric tons, WindSpider solves some of the biggest issues in the wind industry and is prepared for the next generations of wind turbines at a substantially lower cost.


FLOWTOM Project Partners

Cooperation between WindSpider and FLOWTOM project partners

by | May 7, 2024 | News | 0 Comments

FLOWTOM (Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Operation and Maintenance) is a multi-partner research project launched in 2021, with the objective of progressing the...

Petter Birkeland

Petter Birkedal becomes a new board member at WindSpider

by | Apr 5, 2024 | News | 0 Comments

We would like to share that our board member, Torstein Øygarden, will now be stepping down to a Board Deputy position. We want to take this opportunity to extend our...

Gigantic Aluminium Spiders

by | Mar 4, 2024 | News | 0 Comments

WindSpider launches a step-changing crane for use on increasingly larger wind turbines. The self-erecting crane has no weight or height limitations and can be used in...

DNV Statement of Feasibility

by | Jul 16, 2023 | News | 0 Comments

DNV has issued a Statement of Feasibility for the first full-scale WindSpider system. The system has been evaluated in accordance with DNV-RP-A203...

Iselin Nybø and Christina Aabo become board members in WindSpider

by | Mar 29, 2022 | News | 0 Comments

Iselin Nybø and Christina Aabo were elected as new board members in Wind Spider AS in an extraordinary general meeting 28 March 2022. “We are very pleased to welcome...

WindSpider secures NOK 8.9 million in grant from Innovation Norway

by | Mar 14, 2022 | News | 0 Comments

WindSpider has been awarded a NOK 8.9 million grant from Innovation Norway related to the development and technical qualification of the WindSpider crane system. “We...

Wind Spider AS completes fundraising

by | Dec 10, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

Wind Spider AS announces that it has secured investments from industrial and financial investors in addition to existing shareholders in November 2021

Wind Spider AS appoints Kent Lynggaard Vinkel as new CEO

by | Dec 6, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

Wind Spider AS announce that Mr. Kent Lynggaard Vinkel will be joining WindSpider as CEO as of 1st of January 2022.

WindSpider at Wind Europe Electric city

by | Nov 15, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

WindSpider will attend the Electric City conference in Copenhagen 23 – 24 November. We look forward meeting existing and new business partners.

André Ølberg new CFO & Commercial Director

by | Aug 15, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that Mr. André Ølberg has joined WindSpider as CFO & Commercial Director.

Kjell-Erik Østdahl becomes a new board member WindSpider

by | Feb 15, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

We are strengthening the board of directors and are pleased that Mr. Kjell-Erik Østdahl has accepted to join the board and becoming a shareholder in the company.

Support for pre-commercialization

by | Jan 15, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

WindSpider has been awarded financial support from Innovation Norway for performing feasibility studies.