Thaule to manage corporate communications and social responsibility (CSR)

Jørgen Thaule (51) has been hired as the Manager of Corporate Communications and Social Responsibility (CSR) for the Infratek Group.

Thaule to manage corporate communications and social responsibility (CSR)

- This is a new senior management role at the Infratek Group. We wish to enhance our visibility in the market and to the population in general in Norway, Sweden and Finland. Our emphasis on corporate social responsibility and successfully fulfilling it is becoming increasingly important. Jørgen possesses a solid professional background that suits us extremely well. He will be an important contributor in our development of the group, says CEO Lars Bangen.

Jørgen Thaule will have the overall responsibility for external and internal information, execution of corporate social responsibility efforts, branding and reputation management. Thaule has previously been Director of Communications and Social Responsibility (CSR) for Telenor Broadcast Holding and Director of Information for Canal Digital, and as Head of Information for Norges Televisjon he was responsible for the national public relations and information campaign for the transition from analogue to digital TV in Norway.

Thaule also has an extensive press background, including from the newspaper Verdens Gang where he was a Managing Editor, Desk Editor and Reporter.

- Infratek plays an important role in modern Nordic societies. The company already has a solid position, but it also wants to increase its growth and development. This is an exciting journey that I want to be part of, says Jørgen Thaule, who is a graduate of the Norwegian School of Journalism.

Jørgen Thaule will start work at Infratek on 1 March as the Manager of Corporate Communications and Social Responsibility (CSR) and will report directly to Group Managing Director Lars Bangen.

Petäjäskoski 400/220 kV substation

Petäjäskoski 400/220 kV substation

Bård Mikkelsen new Chairman of the Board of Infratek Group

Bård Mikkelsen is new Chairman of the Board of Infratek Group. Mikkelsen succeeds Lars-Ove Håkansson who will continue as a board member.


Bård Mikkelsen new Chairman of the Board of Infratek Group

- Bård has long, extensive leadership and board experience. He also has deep insight within the energy industry, says Lars-Ove Håkansson.

Bård Mikkelsen currently serves as Chairman of Havyard ASA and Clean Energy Invest. His long, industrial career includes serving as the CEO for Statkraft 2001–2010.

- I look forward to taking on the role as Chairman of the Board of Infratek. Over the past years, Infratek has had an impressing growth while doubling its profit. I will work to ensure the company continues on this successful path. We thank Lars-Ove for his contributions as Chairman in making Infratek an industry leader in its niche, says Bård Mikkelsen.

Infratek won Statnett contract

Infratek has signed a contract with Statnett SF concerning rehabilitation of Hamang substation located near Sandvika in Bærum, outside Oslo.

Infratek won Statnett contract

The contract includes groundwork, concrete work and installation work, and has a total value of 40-50 million NOK.

Large project for future electricity grid
Project Hamang is part of “Nettplan Stor-Oslo”. This is an overall plan for the renewal and strengthening of the central electricity grid in and around Oslo. The contract that Statnett and Infratek now has signed is one of five contracts in the Hamang project, in which Infratek is the main business partner. Infratek will coordinate all the other contracts that will be a part of the Hamang project.

- We are very happy with this contract. Statnett has considered Infratek being good on working interdisciplinary and in health, safety, environment and quality, which are areas being very important to Infratek, says manager for regional grid Infratek Østfold Lars-Erik Sundell.

The project is extensive, and many departments in Infratek will be part of the work.

- The Hamang project includes deliveries from Regional grid line, regional grid station, regional grid cable, reserve power, mechanical, construction and distribution. This will be a great arena for us to show our overall delivery strength, says Sundell.

Groundwork, concrete work and installation work
Some of the work Infratek will perform is setting up areas for all contractors, demolition of existing reactor coils, ground and concrete work, building of transformer shaft, foundations, cable channels, cable trenches and ducts. In addition to this work, Infratek will also stretch lines of 300 kV and 45 kV, install a 145 kV cable to a new GIS system, providing 400 V supply station, emergency generator and station transformer etc.

- We are looking forward to start working with this project. We will ensure that this becomes a delivery of high quality, which consolidates our position as a leading builder of critical infrastructure, says Sundell.

The startup of the project is already on 13th of March 2017, and it will run until autumn 2018.

Presence - Job satisfaction - Movement

Our business philosophy is; We build, operate and maintain critical infrastructure. This video, recorded in Hvaler municipality December 23rd last year, reflects in a good way our core values - Presence, Job satisfaction and Movement.

Presence - Job satisfaction - Movement

The values shapes the culture and define the nature of our company. They provide guidance in how to behave and how to make decisions:

At Infratek, we work hard every day to ensure that we are present for and visible to our customers and colleagues. In other words, we are committed, focused and determined in everything we do.

Job satisfaction
As a work and skills-intensive company, we place great emphasis on job satisfaction. Our employees are our most important resource. We respect one another, encourage one another and have a great sense of humour. Our goal is to inspire our staff to achieve our shared objectives and to cultivate the unique.

In order to remain a competitive and efficient organisation, we have to be flexible, and our willingness to adapt and to embrace change must always be clearly visible.

Test 2 = None

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Reference projects

Click the pictures below to read about some of our reference projects

Hafslund Nett
Sørum, Norway
Work done:
Building of overhead lines

Infratek has built overhead lines for Hafslund Nett in Sørum municipality. The lines are 22kV and stretches for 7.5 kilometers. 

- The lines we build is in total 7.5 km, says Erik Olsen-Ruud of Infratek.

Together with his colleagues Peter Haugland, Hågen Jellum and Arnfinn Bredesen he is bulding lines to give Sørum municipality a better power supply with the 22 kV distribution grid lines.

- In the project we have transported new poles, stones forfoundations, power lines and other materials on the special vehicle we use for such jobs. There was a lot of mud when we worked in the fall, but it was a little easier when it got colder at night, says Olsen-Ruud.

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Oslo - Svinesund, Norge
Work done:
Fast chargers for electrical vehicles

On commission from Ishavskraft and the Ishavsveien project, Infratek built the first full service charging stations in the world by the E6 motorway between Oslo and Svinesund in Norway. 

The solution involves several types of quick chargers at every charging point so that it is possible to charge all electric cars – irrespective of make.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Work done:
Operations and mainenance of the railway installations for Arlanda Express

Since 1999 we have worked with operation and maintenance at the railroad for Arlanda Express, the high speed train between Stockholm Central and Arlanda airport. 

- In this contract, we have the total responsibility, and this means high demands for service, availability and quality, says Leif Andersson, business developer for railways at Infratek.

The agreement was extended in 2012 and lasts until 2016.

Operation and maintenance contract with functional responsibility for engineering structures, tracks, electrical/aerial lines, signals and telecommunications. Telecommunications also covers passenger information systems (PIS), alarm supervision (SCADA), branch exchanges (PABX), closed-circuit television (CCTV), etc.

- We have had a long standing and close cooperation with Infratek, and we have had a common goal of being Sweden’s most accurate train operator. Arlanda Express has now kept this position for 10 years, says Per Thorstenson, CEO at A-train.


Work done:
Construction of connections

Framework agreement with Stokab concerning the construction of 170,000 connections. 

On commission from Stokab, we were involved in the construction of the largest open fibre network in Europe. The assignment involved contacting property owners to offer connection, project planning the network structure, and performing the actual channelisation and fibre work. 

Fortum Distribution
Work done:
Operation and maintenance of 20,000 transformer gauges and measuring systems

The assignment applies to all Fortum licenses in Sweden and includes building, repairs, accredited inspections and modifications of measurement systems that do not meet the requirements for measurement accuracy.

About us

Infratek employs around 1,350 people and is the leading total supplier in the Nordic region within building, operating and maintaining critical infrastructure. Our head office is in Oslo, and we have several offices across Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Infratek plays an important role in society by ensuring that the fundamental infrastructure functions appropriately. As an estimate, more than two million people in the Nordic region are dependent on the work we do for our customers every day. We deliver a broad range of services in the fields of power supply, railway systems and lighting.