Per Arne Haug, Elisabeth Andenæs and Kjersti Kanne

ELOP brings in communication specialist Elisabeth Andenæs to develop ELOPs brand and lead the ESG development

Per Arne Haug, Elisabeth Andenæs and Kjersti Kanne

 

ELOP has hired communications specialist Elisabeth Andenæs to develop ELOP’s brand and take the lead on the companies’ ESG development. Andenæs brings more than ten years of industry experience from companies such as Data Respons and joins the ELOP as Communications and Marketing Lead.

 

ELOP is a truly exciting company as their solutions can contribute to significant reductions in carbon emissions and be one of few companies to achieve so called green growth, says Andenæs. My job is to tell ELOPs story on how these advanced tools and cloud-based systems can make existing infrastructure safer and longer lasting, Andenæs continues.

 

ELOP is in an important phase with industrialisation and deliveries to the market, and in order to achieve that we need an experienced resource like Elisabeth to take responsibility for building and maintaining the brand, says Director of Business Development and Sales, Per Arne Haug.

Technology companies are crucial in taking lead on sustainable development

Andenæs has expanded her education to learn more about green business models and strategy, measurements, and leadership and is in the strong belief that companies such as ELOP can play a unique role in bringing focus to the opportunities that lies within green technologies.

Technology companies can have an important impact on reaching the Paris Agreements goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 Celsius by choosing to develop solutions that make the world safer and more sustainable whilst at the same time achieving financial growth.

CEO of ELOP, Kjersti Kanne agrees and adds;

ELOP has developed a technology solution that will contribute to a greener and safer future, but it is just as important to take responsibility and run our operations in a transparent sustainable manner. Elisabeth is, with her background and experience, a good match for us, and will play an important role developing this area, Kanne says.

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Benedicte Taugbøl and Inder Singh at ELOP

ELOP strengthens its digital solutions team!

Benedicte Taugbøl and Inder Singh at ELOP
ELOP has hired Inder Singh as new project manager

– Certified Scrum Master and experienced Business Analyst, Inder Singh joins ELOPs digital solutions team as Project Manager.

Crucial expertise

Singh has expertise and experience that is crucial to our development as he will take the lead in planning and executing our software projects, enabling ELOP to meet product objectives and strategic goals, says Benedicte Taugbøl, Director Digital Solutions. The number one priority in our product development is to create user friendly solutions, making inspections easy and making information and insight available for everyone - everywhere. That is why we are strengthening our team with Inder Singh who will accelerate the value ELOP brings to our clients, Taugbøl continues.

Singh is an experienced project manager and has seven years of relevant experience from Cognizant and the information technology industry.

During my time at Cognizant I worked on different projects ranging from building workflow products for life science customers to automation solutions for giant Nordic clients. I have gained valuable experience in defining product roadmaps, translating customer need/expectation into business requirements and executing projects in an agile fashion, says Singh.

I believe that ELOP is building a disruptive technology in the inspection market with its innovative and patented ultrasound technology. I am proud to be part of ELOP’s vision to offer innovative solution for a sustainable future with integrity and compliance.

For further information, please contact:

Director Digital Solutions, Benedicte Taugbøl, +47 909 40 051


Our team is growing!

We are excited to welcome Mats Holmqvist to our team as NDT Concrete Engineer.

Mats Holmqvist joins ELOP after recently working for DEKRA as a concrete inspection engineer. He has more than 10 years of experience in the concrete inspection industry in companies such as PEAB and RISE and has recently been Project Manager of an NDT bridge inspection project together with a major asset owner and the University of Luleå.

From the inspection of a wide range of different structures such as bridges, swimming pools, water towers, parking garages, digesters, cisterns, etc. he has gained valuable insight and knowledge in degradation of concrete over time and structural health monitoring of concrete.

Mats has significant knowledge of the different NDT methods available on the market. Based on the object to be inspected and methods available, he can design inspection processes that offer maximum insight whilst minimising risk in interpretation. Utilising new, advanced NDT equipment is central to his inspection processes and he frequently uses the latest technology for his inspections. “Mats is the Inspector that knows our Cobri 3D concrete scanner best and we are very happy to have him onboard to contribute to the  growth of ELOP” states Per Arne Haug, Business Development Director in ELOP.

Mats will be affiliated with both our Oslo and Hamar-offices. His capabilities are a great addition to our team and we are excited to have Mats on board!


Per Arne Haug, Elisabeth Andenæs and Kjersti Kanne

Our team is growing!

We are excited to welcome Mats Holmqvist to our team as NDT Concrete Engineer.

Mats Holmqvist joins ELOP after recently working for DEKRA as a concrete inspection engineer. He has more than 10 years of experience in the concrete inspection industry in companies such as PEAB and RISE and has recently been Project Manager of an NDT bridge inspection project together with a major asset owner and the University of Luleå.

From the inspection of a wide range of different structures such as bridges, swimming pools, water towers, parking garages, digesters, cisterns, etc. he has gained valuable insight and knowledge in degradation of concrete over time and structural health monitoring of concrete.

Mats has significant knowledge of the different NDT methods available on the market. Based on the object to be inspected and methods available, he can design inspection processes that offer maximum insight whilst minimising risk in interpretation. Utilising new, advanced NDT equipment is central to his inspection processes and he frequently uses the latest technology for his inspections. “Mats is the Inspector that knows our Cobri 3D concrete scanner best and we are very happy to have him onboard to contribute to the  growth of ELOP” states Per Arne Haug, Business Development Director in ELOP.

Mats will be affiliated with both our Oslo and Hamar-offices. His capabilities are a great addition to our team and we are excited to have Mats on board!


ELOP’s 3D scanner has completed its first commercial assignment – confirming the potential of the technology

ELOP has recently completed its first commercial assignment for a large residential project in Oslo. In collaboration with the Swedish company Invator AB, which specialises in inspection of concrete structures, ELOP’s concrete scanner was a central part of assessing the construction quality. 

Real-time 3D visualisation technology gives unique insight into concrete structures
As a part of their quality control process, the contractor wanted to inspect almost 3,000 m2 of internal and external walls to verify the quality. The Cobri scanner was used to identify the condition and internals of the structure in critical areas to ensure that the concrete construction was built in compliance with specifications.

 – It would not have been possible for us to check such a large area, in the given timeframe, without the Cobri scanner. With real-time 3D visualisation of the inside of the concrete structure, Cobri provides us with unique insight that no other instrument that we know of is able to provide, says Björn Täljsten, partner of Invator AB and Professor LTU Building-construction with research in condition assessment and reinforcement of concrete structures.

The assignment demonstrates that Cobri may be used for different applications. Not only does it validate the scanner’s effectiveness for inspection and maintenance of aging infrastructure, it also provides evidence of its value to contractors of new build projects. ELOP is currently utilising a prototype version of the scanner, and the product will be commercially available towards the end of the year.

– By using the Cobri scanner to verify the condition of the concrete structure, we got valuable insight of the asset. Until now it has been difficult to inspect structures this way, without doing major structural interventions. The feedback confirmed that by utilising the scanner, the project avoided potential delays and cost impacts, says ELOP CEO, Kjersti Kanne.

About Invator
Invator is a company performing inspections and structural condition assessments of concrete structures, carries out non-destructive testing, as well as repairs and reinforcement of structures.

For further information, please contact:
CEO Kjersti Kanne, +47 480 31 075
BD & Sales Director Per Arne Haug +47 907 09 570

 


ELOP enters into product development collaboration with Semcon Norge AS

Following its recent listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange Merkur Market, the Norwegian tech company ELOP has signed a product development agreement with Semcon. This forms part of the company’s plans to launch ELOP’s concrete scanner later this year. The cooperation will result in a scanner solution ready for commercial sales.

Unique technology, unique user experiences
We are extremely pleased with our agreement and excited to work with Semcon. Their deep domain expertise in product development and industrialisation will assist ELOP in developing the Cobri scanner into a robust and user-friendly solution. This project will include user-based development of the present solution, and optimalisation for efficient operation and production prior to initiation of commercial sales, says ELOP CEO Kjersti Kanne.

The collaboration with Semcon also encompasses digital product information to simplify the use and service of the scanner. Semcon’s wide expertise across many industries, will enable ELOP to provide relevant and easily accessible information to its users.

In parallel with product design work on the scanner, ELOP will continue to develop the digital inspection solution which will be a central part of the first version to be launched in the market.

The planned solution is based on our unique and patented technology solving industry wide challenges in critical areas of quality assurance and monitoring. We provide vital information about the sub-surface condition of critical infrastructure to support asset owners in their decision-making process. Our technology reveals structure and defects in concrete, and these insights can help users and owners make informed decisions to ensure safe and viable operations - from a commercial, social and environmental perspective. Our aim is to drive better and more sustainable outcomes and to do so in collaboration with suppliers and partners who share our view on this” says Kanne. 

About Semcon
The technology company Semcon Norge AS is part of the international company Semcon which has more than 2,200 employees and 30 offices across eight different countries. It is engaged in the business of providing engineering services and product information aimed at the energy, automotive, telecom and life science sectors. One of the Scandinavian leaders in its field of expertise, the company today works for companies such as Volvo, Jotun, Husqvarna and ESAB. Semcon helps customers to transform technology into excellent user experiences by uniting premium physical and digital solutions. With headquarters in Gothenburg, it is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Semcon Norge AS is located in Kongsberg.

For further information, please contact:
BD & Sales Director Per Arne Haug +47 907 09 570


Welcome to Benedicte Taugbøl

New team member – head of digital development – Benedicte Taugbøl – Director Digital Solutions

Before joining ELOP, Benedicte worked for Cognizant Consulting, responsible for the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) program. In ELOP, Benedicte will head the development of Digital Solutions. She has 15 years of experience from the IT industry, in companies such as Tieto, Atkins and Itera. She has held international leadership roles and has strategic and operational experience in product development, management consulting services, sales and business development. She has many years of experience from demanding strategy and technology projects across various industries.

Benedicte is passionate about technology, and as leader for Digital Solutions she will drive strategy and build team and solutions to transform our inspection data into insight and knowledge, and create value for customers, users, stakeholders and society.

Benedicte will be based in our Oslo office. ELOP are very grateful that Benedicte is on board and the strengthening she represents to the team.


Our team is growing!

Our team is growing! We are so happy to welcome Per Arne Haug as our Director for Business Development & Sales.

Per Arne joins Elop after recently working for Rapp Bomek as head of sales, marketing and services. He is an experienced sales and business leader, with more than 25 years from the Norwegian and international civil, offshore and maritime industry. Per Arne has held various senior and executive management positions in companies such as Kongsberg Maritime Engineering, Wood Group and Roxar. He has a master degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota with a thesis on composite materials.

Per Arne will be based on our Oslo-office. His capabilities are a great addition to our team and we are excited to have Per Arne on board!


Hard meeting with concrete scanner

Hard meeting with concrete scanner

Erik Langaker (left) has thrown himself over a new investment. He joins with NOK 20 million in ELOP, where Kjersti Kanne is CEO and Øivind Horpestad is chairman of the board. PHOTO: ANDREAS KLEMSDAL

Erik Langaker has thrown himself over the growth company Elop. He takes a seat in the board and buys shares for NOK 20 million.

Elop will revolutionise the market for concrete inspection. Their concrete scanner is the first in the world to use ultrasound to create 3D images, using a machine that rolls over the concrete.

You can read the full article (Only in Norwegian) (.PDF) published in Finansavisen on Monday 27 January 2020 here: