Søren Eg Hansen
B.Sc., mechanical eng., Director, Projects Department
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“Søren Eg Hansen is Department Director for the Projects Department in Esbjerg, Denmark. Søren is a highly experienced project manager whose project portfolio counts some of the largest offshore projects ever carried out from the Esbjerg office
Søren's daily work involves close contact to key clients as well as deep involvement in project planning and execution. Multidiscipline projects are his speciality, and here he plays a central role in securing that activities are coordinated and interdependencies established in due time to optimize project execution and avoid delays.
A locally bred specialist
Søren was born in the Danish offshore capital, Esbjerg, and also chose to study Mechanical Engineering in his native city. Although Esbjerg is located in the geographical outskirts of Denmark, Søren decided to stay put as the opportunity for professional and personal development are present in Ramboll.
Since Søren joined Ramboll Oil & Gas, he has gone from Mechanical Engineer to Senior Project Manager specialised in running projects for Maersk Oil, who is the main operator in the Danish North Sea and one of Ramboll's key clients. Today Søren's high level project expertise is applied as department director for the Projects Department.
Personal and professional development on the job
Søren sees himself in Ramboll also in the years to come 'I've been here since 1996 and I feel comfortable in the company. It is a large place to work with offices in numerous countries. The sheer size of Ramboll makes it an attractive place to be as opportunities for professional and personal development abound'.
Ramboll offers continuing education via the Ramboll Academy. Søren has attended several project management courses and is happy that his company has a strategy for continuing education both for keeping employees abreast of the latest technical developments but also to ensure employee satisfaction.
Challenging projects – extreme environment
'The oil and gas offshore industry is a challenging place to be,' Søren adds. The extremely specialised industry demands precision and innovative thinking as solutions must be tailored to the harsh environment offshore. This goes both for designs, choice of materials and installation procedures.
Add to this the fact that offshore installation is easily four times the price of traditional onshore construction jobs, which is another driver for coming up with exacting solutions that will save time and money. 'To my mind there are few engineering fields as rich in challenges as the offshore oil and gas industry' Søren ends.
Substation design for Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm
In the summer of 2011 Ramboll won the detailed design of the offshore substation for DONG Energy's Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm in the UK. The wind farm is estimated to make a significant contribution to the UK government goal of installing 33GW of wind production by 2020. The contract with DONG Energy included the conceptual and detailed design of the entire substation, covering both jacket and complete topside design.
Three jacket designs for the Culzean ultra-HP/HT field
The Culzean field was discovered in 2008 and is one of the largest fields in the British North Sea. Ramboll is providing detailed design of three jacket structures for the field, which has the potential to meet around 5 per cent of the UK’s gas demand in 2020/21.