the Yxney peninsula

We chose to name our company Yxney, after a beautiful natural reserve south of Sandefjord, Norway. The Yxney peninsula stretches out making a spearhead in the ocean. We chose this name to inspire us, and hopefully others, to find solutions that are environmentally friendly.

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time and we intend to do our part to tackle it. Our part, and where we can make the largest impact, is to make offshore vessels more efficient in operations and reducing emissions to the atmosphere. 




Gjord Simen Sanna


Simen is an energy and environmental engineer with strategic management from BI Norwegian Business School. He has worked several years for Kongsberg Maritime as a service engineer on offshore vessel positioning systems and coordinator for the department. Simen also has experience as COO and project manager in the renewable fuel industry.


Carl Christoffer Lysdahl

co-Founder & CTO

Christoffer holds a MSc. degree in Marine Cybernetics from NTNU. For his master thesis, Christoffer developed a Dynamic Positioning system for a ROV. Christoffer has previously worked several years for Kongsberg Maritime in R&D and service for positioning systems on offshore vessels.


Sindre Stemshaug Bornstein


Sindre holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Norwegian Business School, BI. He has worked as a Norwegian diplomat in San Francisco/Silicon Valley, California and Guatemala. His experience from international relations also include one year at the Norwegian Prime Minister’s Office. Sindre has worked as a Senior Commercial Analyst with Statoil (now Equinor) on international transactions. He started his career in Hydro as an analyst and business developer on assets and transactions on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.


Wigulf Schjøll

Director Operations

Wigulf started his career in the emerging oil&gas exploration adventure on the Continental Shelf in the 70´s as a diver. He continued his career as divemaster before progressing to take responsibility as project manager for wide range of offshore development projects, as well as replacement and repair projects. Until recently Wigulf has held the position as Project Director with Equinor (previously Statoil).


Kurt ødegård


Mr. Ødegård is engaged as CFO for Yxney Maritime. Kurt is a Business Consultant and Auditor at AccountIT. Kurt has worked several years as an accountant for RSM and as CFO for a group of companies in renewable energy. 


Lars Laugen

Energy Efficiency analyst

Lars holds a Master of Science in Naval Architecture from NTNU. He has worked within energy efficiency in the maritime sector at DNV GL for 5 years. During his time in DNV GL Lars has executed several projects for the offshore and shipping industry to reduce emissions and save cost by data driven analytics.


Jan Richard Finne

Chairman of the board

Mr. Finne has worked in the offshore industry for over 30 years. Jan Richard Founded Technocean and BSA Offshore.


Niklas Sonnenschein

Legal Counsel

Niklas is engaged by Yxney Maritime to assist on legal issues. Niklas holds a German and a Norwegian Law degree. He has extensive experience from the shipping and offshore industry.


Maybe You?

If you are a professional with passion for offshore vessels and have an eager to do your part to tackle climate change by providing solutions that increase efficiency and reduce cost for the customer, we would gladly meet you.