SeaTwirl appoints new Chief

In: Windfarms
11/05/2020

SeaTwirl's Board of Directors has appointed Peter Laurits as its new CEO. Laurits leaves his post and role as Vice Chairman. He takes over from interim CEO Peter Schou, effective immediately.

Peter Laurits worked for more than two years on SeaTwirl’s Board of Directors, both during the time when Roger Cederberg was chairman, and with Jens Tommerup. Laurits has a long experience of international sales of Swedish innovations to more than 20 countries. He has been working within various commercial roles and as a CEO of several high-tech companies. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electronics from Chalmers, supplemented with management and economics studies from the Stockholm Business School of Economics and American education institutions.


“I see it as a great honour to have the opportunity and the confidence from the Board to work with such an innovative and exciting concept as SeaTwirl’s and to be able to offer the world better and more efficient energy. I also look forward to join the strong and constantly growing SeaTwirl team on an operational level to jointly bring SeaTwirl’s products to the world market and take the company to a new level.”
said Peter Laurits.


He will take over as CEO immediately, and will work in parallel with outgoing interim CEO Peter Schou during a transition period.


“The Board welcomes Peter Laurits as CEO and at the same time thanks Peter Schou’s for his efforts as interim CEO during the spring. We wish them both the best of luck during the handover period and look forward to Peter Laurits coming in operationally with his strong commercial drive and putting his mark on the company,”
said Klementina Österberg, Chairman of SeaTwirl’s Board.


Swedish headquartered SeaTwirl has secured patents in Sweden, Europe, the USA and China for its divisible wind by turbine design. The patent protects a solution where the wind turbine is divisible above and below the house that holds the generator and bearing, which means that the entire generator and bearing housing can be replaced just above the water surface by boat. SeaTwirl claims that it reduces costs for installation and maintenance, and minimises downtime.


In recent years, the company has gone from prototype to developing a version of a 1 MW "S2" wind turbine. Now, SeaTwirl is in an expansion phase, with a focus on the market and the upscaling of “S2”.


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