Ahoy! OSK-ShipTech A/S celebrates 50 years in ship design and marine engineering

Friday 16 September 2016, consulting naval architects and marine engineers OSK-ShipTech A/S celebrates half a century in marine consulting and the past fifty years’ journey and development from a company founded and run by a single man to a bustling and continually growing organisation.

CEO Anders Ørgård has owned and managed OSK-ShipTech for the past 13 years since he took over Consulting Naval Architects Ole Steen Knudsen founded in 1966. From the very beginning, the company has been in the forefront of and driving technical development and innovation both in the design process and in the very diverse array of completed vessels.

“We strive to stay ahead and encourage our employees to be curious and exploring,” says Anders Ørgård – “curiosity and professional play makes it fun to come to work, but it also leads to innovative ideas and new design and technical solutions, and that is the basis of our business. We live off ideas, and we sell our knowledge.”

Today, OSK-ShipTech A/S employs more than 50 naval architects, marine engineers, designers etc. – a triple increase in staff since 2003. “We have grown significantly over the years attracting the best Danish and international staff, and we have a great work culture,” says Anders Ørgård. “Looking around the office, we don’t own anything. Our greatest asset is our employees, and when they are happy, our clients are happy!”

And happy they are. OSK-ShipTech A/S is trusted partner and consultant for marine clients all over the world, and it is our intent to continue as such for the next fifty years and counting!

Besides a big anniversary party for employees and their partners, OSK-ShipTech A/S is hosting a reception for clients and business partners at our premises in Copenhagen Friday 16 September 2016 from 13-16.

For more information about the history of OSK-ShipTech A/S, contact CEO Anders Ørgård on +45 4094 1391 or anh@osk-shiptech.com

Friday 16 September 2016
Bryggervangen 55, 1. tv
2100 Copenhagen OE
From 13-16

August 2016 - Naval Architect Henrik Seidelin Dam has joined OSK in Copenhagen
Henrik Seidelin Dam has joined OSK-ShipTech A/S in our Copenhagen-office. Henrik holds a B.Eng (2004) in mechanical engineering and naval architecture from The Technical University of Denmark, and he is also Master Mariner from Marstal Navigationsskole (1996). He is a specialist in stability and related tasks with experience from Odense Steel Shipyard, Grontmij and Odense Maritime Technology, where he has worked with both newbuildings and conversions of different ship types. Prior to his Naval Architect career, he was sailing for Chevron as a 2nd mate.
August 2016 - Kristoffer Jensen has joined our interior design team
We are expanding our interior design department and welcome Kristoffer Jensen to OSK-ShipTech A/S. Kristoffer is a trained boat builder and architect and has worked in ship building for more than 25 years for Royal Denship, A2Sea and Danish Yachts in Skagen. He will be working at our department in Aarhus.
July 2016 - Aleksander Hamdan is our new naval architect
We have hired Aleksander Hamdan as naval architect in our Copenhagen-department. Aleksander graduated from Technical University of Denmark in 2013 as Master of Science in Engineering Design and Applied Mechanics with focus in Solid Mechanics, FEM and Naval Architecture. After graduation, he joined Lloyd’s Register Consulting (now Lloyd’s Register) for 3 years, working as a consultant in the Structural Dynamics group for international clients both on builder’s and owner’s side.
July 2016 - Henrik Mikkelsen, new naval architect and CFD specialist
OSK-ShipTech welcomes Henrik Mikkelsen - MSc in mechanical engineering and naval architecture from Technical University of Denmark. Henrik is specialised in fluid dynamics and numerical simulations and has previously worked at FORCE Technology in Denmark and DNV GL in Norway. Henrik will be working in our office in Copenhagen.
February 2016 - Niels Peter Kofoed new naval architect/project manager with OSK-ShipTech A/S
We have taken on Niels Peter Kofoed as our new naval architect/project manager. Niels Peter has extensive experience in the maritime industry with more than 22 years of working globally in the technical fields of design, development and manufacturing, both on- and offshore, as well as strategically with operations and organisational changes and optimisations in different companies in positions as Director, Technical Director, R&D Manager, Engineering Manager, Consultant etc. Niels Peter Kofoed holds a MSc in mechanical engineering and will be working out of our office in Copenhagen.
December 2015 - Michael Paulsen back with OSK-ShipTech
After a period with DBB Jack-up Services, Michael Paulsen has returned to OSK-ShipTech A/S. Michael graduated as Naval Architect from Helsingør Technical College in 1987.
August 2015 - Mechanical Engineer Ole Tholstrup retires
After more than 10 years with OSK-ShipTech A/S, Aarhus, Mechanical Engineer Ole Tholstrup is retiring September 1st 2015. Ole came to OSK in 2004 from Knud E. Hansen A/S. Prior to that, he among others worked for Aarhus Flydedok A/S, Blæsbjerg Heavy Lift and B&W Shipyard A/S. Ole has been greatly appreciated as a professional as well as a colleague. OSK-ShipTech A/S will continue to draw on Ole’s knowledge and expertise on selected projects in the future.
April 2015 - A/S Jørgen Petersen staff appointed in OSK-ShipTech A/S Aarhus department
After the aqcuisition of A/S Jørgen Petersen, the three employees have moved to OSK-ShipTech's office in Aarhus, where they will continue to serve their loyal clients and join OSK-projects. LARS NEDERGAARD HØJRIS, ships carpenter 1982, graduated as naval architect in 1987 from the Maritime Engineering College of Elsinore, Denmark. Technical expertise ranges from general design over strength and stability calculations, and during more than 20 years in Jorgen Petersen Ltd. he has gained significant experience in design and construction of smaller inland ferries, fishing vessels and small special crafts. He will act as project manager for new inland ferry projects. ULRIK RUESKOV TANDER graduated in 1996 from the Maritime Engineering College of Elsinore as naval architect. His expertise ranges from general design to marine installations and during 19 years in Jorgen P...
March 2015 New appointment at OSK-ShipTech Copenhagen
Anne Vilsøe has been appointed Lead on Dept. Marketing and Administration in OSK-ShipTech's Copenhagen Department. Anne has an MA in Danish and Semiotics and will be in charge of OSK-ShipTech's marketing and advertising activities, press releases, website, social media and daily administrative tasks.
September 2014 – New appointment at OSK-ShipTech A/S, Aarhus
As of 1 September 2014, Project & Quality Coordinator Kristina Sloth Nielsen has joined the OSK-ShipTech A/S team in Aarhus. Kristina is a state-authorised translator and holds a Master’s degree as Cand.ling.merc/Interpretation and Translation in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Language and International Communication in English and Spanish from Copenhagen Business School. Prior to her employment with OSK, Kristina has gained extensive experience within certification and quality management during her employment as Scheme Manager and Internal Auditor in Baltic Control Aarhus. Within OSK-ShipTech A/S, Kristina will be responsible for ISO-certification, quality control, administration, website, translation and tender tasks.
May 2013 - Secretary Clare Fogde retires after 25 years with OSK- shipTech A/S
Clare Fogde was first employed as OSK’s secretary in 1988, and stayed for 25 years. Her exceptional language skills and ability to multitask proved invaluable to the company during her time here. Clare’s last working day was April 30th, when a reception was held at the Aarhus office. OSK-ShipTech celebrated a combined retirement/25 year anniversary with Clare at Restaurant Patrice in Aarhus on May 8th 2013.
October 2012 - New appointment at OSK-ShipTech A/S, Aarhus
As of 1st October 2012, Jesper Rosenkrantz Andersen is employed at OSK-ShipTech’s department in Aarhus where he will work primarily with ship stability. Jesper Rosenkrantz Andersen graduated in 2009 from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) with a master’s degree in civil engineering. In 2006, he graduated as mechanical engineer from the Aarhus University School of Engineering. Jesper comes from a position at the Danish Transport Authority’s centre for cars and green transport, a centre which works with projects, recommendations and regulations to promote sustainable transport solutions.
August 2012 - OSK-OFFSHORE A/S has opened a new department in Hamburg at the following address
OSK-Offshore A/S Grosse Elbstrasse 160, 22767 Hamburg Germany Tel.: +49 (0) 40 3251 8104 The head of department is Naval Architect Lars Bjørlig. Lars, who has extensive experience from managing projects at such locations as Chile, USA, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America and Africa, joined OSK-Shiptech as site manager for a ferry new building project in Hamburg and has now been given the task of starting the OSK branch in Hamburg, where the main focus will be on the offshore wind sector. Visit www.osk-offshore.com
May 2012 - New appointment at OSK-ShipTech A/S, Aarhus
As of 1st May 2012, Naval Architect Andreas Sorth is employed at OSK-ShipTech A/S department in Aarhus. Andreas has previously been employed at HCP Engineering A/S in Horsens, where he worked mainly with FEM analytical calculations and documentation of calculations.
May 2012 - Senior Mech. Engineer Peder Nors retires after 31 years with OSK-ShipTech A/S
Peder Nors, who celebrated his 70th birthday on the 20th May 2012, has now retired from OSK-ShipTech, after 31 years as project manager on many and varied projects in Denmark and worldwide. He has however promised to act as consultant on a few projects, which have his particular interest. On the 25th May, the Aarhus Department of OSK-ShipTech A/S marked the occasion with a party at Restaurant Seafood at Marselisborg Harbour, where the company thanked him for his many years of service and in particular for his dedication to projects in developing countries. We send our best wishes to Peder and hope that he will enjoy his retirement.
April 2012 - New appointment at OSK-ShipTech A/S, Copenhagen
As of 1st April 2012, Construction Manager Jakob Ansholm Kløve has been employed at OSK-ShipTech A/S department in Copenhagen Jakob Kløve has previously been employed at FORCE Technology Maritime Division. At OSK-ShipTech A/S he will be responsible for preparation of technical design and documentation for shipbuilding projects.
September 2011 - Naval Architect Jann Ingeberg retires after 38 years with OSK-ShipTech A/S
Naval Architect Jann Ingeberg has decided to take early retirement. His last working day at OSK was the 31st August when a small reception was held with a number of invited guests, all customers who had worked closely with Jann over the years. Both the present owner and Managing Director Anders Ørgård Hansen as well as former managing Director Ole Steen Knudsen thanked Jann for his many years of service to the company.
August 2011 - New Appointment at OSK-ShipTech A/S, Aarhus
As of 1st August 2011, Naval Architect Morten Wedel has been appointed to the OSK-ShipTech A/S office in Aarhus. He comes from a position at Danish Yachts A/S and has previously been employed at Hundested Propeller A/S and Force Technology A/S.
June 2011 - Naval Architect Bent Kjærgaard retires after many years with OSK-ShipTech A/S
At the age of 70, Naval Architect Bent Kjærgaard has decided to retire from his position at OSK-ShipTech A/S Aarhus. On Friday 24th June at a company dinner in Aarhus, managing director Anders Ørgård Hansen thanked Bent for his many years of service to the company. On Thursday the 30th June 2011, a little ceremony was held at OSK-ShipTech A/S Aarhus to mark Bent’s last working day and gifts were presented by Head of the Aarhus Office Kristian Carøe Lind and the staff. Bent was first employed at Ole Steen Knudsen from 1973 to 1983. After a period of employment at Bech Engineering in Horsens, he returned to employment at OSK-ShipTech A/S in 2002 and, apart from a brief period at Aarhus Shipyard, he remained here until his retirement. We send our best wishes to Bent and his wife Else and hope that they both will enjoy their retirement.
March 2011 - New Appointment at OSK-ShipTech A/S, Aarhus
As of 1st March 2011, Naval Architect M.Sc. Høgni Hammer has been appointed to the OSK-ShipTech A/S office in Aarhus, where he will be working on tasks related to hull structure and engine installation. Høgni comes from a position as research and development / production engine at Injector Vanes, who supply equipment to the seismic industry. Prior to embarking on his academic career, Høgni trained as a steel ship builder at Tórshavns Skibsværft P/F in the Faroe Islands.
March 2011 - New Appointment at OSK-ShipTech A/S, Copenhagen
As of 24th January 2011, Jan Werther has been appointed as Technical Designer at OSK-ShipTech office in Copenhagen. He comes from a position at Force Technology.
January 2011 - New Appointment at OSK-ShipTech A/S, Copenhagen
As of 1st March 2011, Naval Architect B.Sc. Steen Hasholt has been appointed to the OSK-ShipTech A/S office in Copenhagen, where he will be working on tasks related to ship design and structure, and project management. Steen Hasholt comes from a position as Senior Surveyor with Lloyd's Register EMEA.
November 2010 - New Appointment at OSK-ShipTech A/S, Copenhagen
As of 1st November 2010, Naval Architect B.Sc. Carsten Fauner has been appointed to the OSK-ShipTech A/S office in Copenhagen, where he will be resonsible for management of major projects. Carsten Fauner comes from a position as Senior Surveyor in Charge at Lloyds Register Copenhagen.
August 2010 - Karin Kruse Jensen retires after 42 years with OSK-ShipTech A/S
On Tuesday the 31st August, a little ceremony was held OSK-ShipTech A/S Aarhus where staff said goodbye to Karin Kruse who has decided to take early retirement after 42 years with the company. Managing Director Anders Oergaard Hansen thanked Karin for her many years of service and gifts from the company and staff were presented. Kristian Caroe Lind, manager of the Aarhus office, presented the Royal Medal for longtime service with one company, which is given to persons who have worked for 40 years or more with a single company. The former director Ole Steen Knudsen and his wife Else Knudsen were also present at the ceremony.
April 2008 - New Appointment at OSK-ShipTech A/S, Aarhus
Naval Architect Michael Paulsen has been appointed to OSK-ShipTech A/S office in Aarhus with effect from 1st April 2008 Michael Paulsen graduated from Helsingør Technical College in 1987. He comes from a position at Promecon as. Michael Paulsen has previously worked for Aarhus Flydedok A/S and Monberg & Thorsen Aalborg.
February 2007 - New Appointment at OSK-ShipTech
Naval Architect Kristian Holten Møller has been appointed Department Manager at Ole Steen Knudsen A/S and will be responsible for the daily running of OSK-ShipTech office in Copenhagen with effect from 1st February 2007. Kristian Holten Møller graduated from Helsingør Technical College in 1987. He comes from a position at the Royal Danish Navy Materiél Command, where over the past 7 years he has contributed to work on renewal of the navy fleet with flexible support vessels, inspection vessels and small standard vessels. Kristian Holten Møller has previously been employed as naval architect at ShipTech and Dwinger Marineconsult / Carl Bro.
October 2006 - New Appointment at OSK
Naval Architect Kristian Carøe Lind has been appointed as of 1st October 2006 as Department Manager for OSK A/S and will be responsible for the daily running of the office in Risskov. Kristian Carøe Lind graduated from the Engineering College of Elsinore in 1994. He comes from a position at Aarhus Dockyard Ltd., and has previously worked at Knud E. Hansen A/S, Århus Flydedok A/S, School of Architecture in Aarhus, Burmeister & Wain, and Cantiere Naval Ferrari, La Spezia Italy.