My career in BW Offshore started when joining the Global Summer Internship in 2019. The internship was an amazing experience, where I spent five weeks in the Oslo office and three weeks in the Singapore office.
During my stay in Singapore I also spent time in Keppel Shipyard, where I, along with other interns, performed a condition assessment of the bilge and ballast system on the vessel Berge Helene, as well as a tank inspection. The time spent in the yard was a rewarding experience and a great supplement to the more theoretical angle I got from University.
My tasks during the programme consisted of developing Process Flow Diagrams for certain marine systems onboard Berge Helene, developing a Design Performance Standard for the Bilge and Ballast System, and performing hull strength analyses of the same vessel in Nauticus Hull software. In addition, all the interns participated in a group task, where we got exposed to working in an international multi-disciplinary team.
The experience from the internship provided me with a good insight in the varied tasks I could expect to be part of in the company, while being exposed to the global corporate culture and the opportunities of working internationally, both on- and offshore. All this made it an easy decision to start my career at BW Offshore when I was offered a Graduate position.
Returning to the company in August 2020, I have initially been assigned to the Naval Department, where I am working on the structural aspect of our vessels, involving Finite Element Analysis. I have been given important and interesting tasks as well as major responsibility early on, accompanied by structured guidance and direction from more senior colleagues.
I am confident that BW Offshore will provide me with opportunities to grow my career, and I am proud to work for a company that really invests in the next generation, especially in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, where both the Graduate- and Summer Internship programmes have continued despite the challenging circumstances.Peder Gjestvang, Graduate Engineer