The Team

The Team

The SeaTwirl team is small, ambitious and highly motivated with extensive technological expertise and entrepreneurial experience. The team provides a strong base for the key technology development of the floating wind turbines.

SeaTwirl’s engineers represent a wide range of backgrounds that cover the key technology areas for SeaTwirl’s products, such as design, simulation, hydrodynamics, testing and mechanical construction.

Peter Laurits, CEO

CEO since 2020. Peter has a degree in M.Sc. Electronic Engineering from Chalmers, 1995. Peter spent 15 years in various positions at Saab Training Systems, among others VP and Head of Sales. Between 2008-2013, Peter was CEO and part owner of Corroventa Avfuktning and from 2014 to 2018 Peter was CEO and part owner of Concept Träningsredskap AB.

Number of shares in SeaTwirl: 2,412
Number of Board LTIP: 10,000

Mats Hult, CFO

Mats is CFO since 2020 and has over the years held a number of senior positions as CFO, CEO and Production Manager. The roles have also included organization / personnel issues, purchasing and various project assignments. Mats has solid experience from several different industries and companies. He has experience from international environments, producing companies and development companies and the latest assignment within an innovation company.

Number of shares in SeaTwirl: 4,824

Jonas Boström, CTO

Jonas is a Naval Architect graduated from Chalmers University of Technology and have experience from previous employment within class society and mechanical design for offshore equipment. Jonas contributes with a keen eye for design and interfaces of mechanical systems, especially in the harsh ocean environment. Jonas is a solution and result orientated team player that stirs around to get forward and beyond.

Number of shares in SeaTwirl: 801
Number of Board LTIP: 1,310

Andreas Börjesson, Lead Engineer

Andreas has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of technology. He joined SeaTwirl in 2014 and has extensive knowledge about the SeaTwirl design. He brings his mechanical engineering skills and a positive attitude to the team.

Julia Skälegård, R&D Project Engineer

Julia graduated from Chalmers University with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. Julia have been working on SeaTwirl since 2015. Her strong drive ensures that projects are finished on time as we strive to create a sustainable society.

Martin Rosander, Sr. Structural Engineer

Martin has a background in calculations and project management with a special focus on composites for the offshore industry. As a aeronautical engineer from KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Martin contributes constructively to the team. Martin also has a long experience in manufacturing for the offshore industry, giving him a large network of contacts. The specialisation in fatigue calculations is also valuable in the work on SeaTwirl S2.

Jon Jonsson, System Engineer

Jon has more than 20 years project management experience related to turnkey system deliveries for the marine and offshore segments, as well as design for the offshore industry. He is a trained machinery engineer that has sailed the seven seas with the Swedish Navy and contributes to SeaTwirl with his expertise in systems, functions, and documentation.

Mehdi Garmabi, Structural Engineer

Mehdi holds a MSc in Computational Engineering from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany. He has experience from the analysis wind turbine rotor blades from his time in Germany and have expertise in finite element analysis, structural analysis, computer programming and fiber composite materials. He has also experience from manufacturing and certification of blades for the HWAT industry.

Erik Aronsson, Lead Engineer/Project Manager

Erik holds a MSc in Naval Architecture from Chalmers University of Technology. From his previous roles at classification societies and marine suppliers, he has gained experience and expertise in marine operations, certification, third-party verification, and product development. He is driven, ambitious and has a big interest in technology.

Laín Nieto, Sr. Loads Engineer

Laín is a senior loads engineer with extensive experience from the wind power industry. He has done load calculation for VAWTs in Germany and worked with the University of the Basque Country on floating wind turbines. He has also worked in R&D at Siemens Gamesa, developed multi-MW wind turbines for Nordex and designed aeroelastic code at Vestas. At SeaTwirl he focuses on developing aeroelastic models, loops of loads and a controller for multi-MW VAWTs.

Elsa Gejrot Mellstig, Communication Manager

Elsa has a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from Lund University and has been working as Communication Manager at SeaTwirl since the autumn of 2020. She has experience within project management and contributes with a positive attitude and a strong drive to achieve goals.

Peter Petrov, Head of Mechanical Design

Peter has a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He has experience as a senior design engineer and engineering manager at a company that manufactures custom deck machinery for the marine towing and escort industry as well as equipment for oceanographic research.

Andreas Oscarsson, Lead Engineer

Andreas has a MSc in Naval Architecture from Chalmers University of Technology. He has experience in developing marine equipment from an early design to finished product, both as a designer and as a project coordinator. He has worked in close cooperation with suppliers to get the best result.

Johan Östberg, Lead Engineer

Johans academic background is an Msc in mechanical engineering from Linköpings Technical University. In his previous experience as a systems engineer and technical leader he gathered experience from various technical projects, from concept to verified and delivered products. In addition to systems engineering Johan has lead projects in the form of technical purchase and contracting, developing and serializing sub systems in coordination with external company’s in the global market.

John Salquist, 3D artist

John is a graduated 3D artist from Computer Graphics Design at YRGO and also holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Valand Academy. He has a strong interest within visualization with experience from technology projects as well as art projects.

Roger Cederberg, Senior Advisor

Roger served as board chair of SeaTwirl during 2012-2019 and has since been senior advisor. He holds a MSc in Engineering, a PhD in Computer Science and a MBA. He has experience from an array of leading positions, including CEO of Teragon Systems, Marketing Director of Hasselblad, CEO of IVS and SVP of IFS.

Jens Tommerup, Senior Advisor

Jens joined the SeaTwirl board in 2018 and was chair between 2019-2020, when he left the board to take a more operational role in the company. He holds BSc in Engineering and has attended management programs at Imperial College London and INSEAD. As founding CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind from 2014 until April 2018, he helped build the company into one of the leaders in offshore wind power. Before MHI Vestas he was head of Vestas China and of Vestas Asia/Pacific and China.

“What is now clear is that floating wind power will become a very big market. SeaTwirl is an interesting construction with bright prospects for success.”
Jens Tommerup
Advisor, SeaTwirl

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