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Tekstboks: Curriculum Vitae

Education & Courses:



Work Experience:

Tekstboks: 1990
Tekstboks: Completed final examinations at Inverurie Academy, Scotland
Carpenter and Lumber course in Sarpsborg, Norway
40 Hours heavy machine course for diggers and bulldozers
Elektro Thermit rail welding course
Maintenance and repair welding course
Heavy goods vehicle. CE
Course for heat related work
Safety certification with Jernbaneverket
Certified for railwelding in Sweden, with PLA and SkV
40 hours work environment course
Certified trackbuilder
Safety certification for work on electrified lines as 2.person
Safety certification for work with earth on electrified lines
BI education for work on board of directors
First two modules of project leader school with Metier

As well as this i am updated yearly with a safety and first help course that is mandatory when working on electrified lines.
Tekstboks: 1992-1995
Tekstboks: Worked with NSB/Jernbaneverket 
Martin Østby AS
Baneservice AS
Balfour Beatty Rail
Rail Weld Nordic

I have work experience from all over Scandinavia that is based on track maintenance, building of new tracks and work with heavy machines as well as being a rail welder. My recent job was site manager for the rail welding section of Baneservice.


Some key projects:

1993-Rebuild of Filipstad Station in Oslo

1996-Rebuild of Fåvang Station

1997-Responsibility for all welding between Såstad-Haug

1998-Rebuild of parts of Alnabru with tracks and switches

1999-Rail changing through the valley of Gulbrandsdalen

2000-Refurbishment of tracks at Taulov in Denmark

2001-Rebuild of Stockholm South (Station)

2002-Work on the Ofotbanen, iron ore line between Kiruna and Narvik

2004-Sandvika Station, rebuild in preparation for 4 tracks

2005-Rebuild of Asker Station

2006-Maintenance work in Oslo

2007-Railwelding at Lysaker Station

2008-Oslo Metrolines refurbishment

2008-South Varanger Mines in Kirkenes, refurbishment and maintenance

2009-Lysaker Station

2010-Stabekk Station


This is a short list of many of the projects that i have taken part in, giving me valuable experience to take into the future.


When it comes to other work experience i have sat on the board of directors at Baneservice as a representative for the employees for 5 years, this has given me valuable experience for working with strategy, budgets and restructuring.


I have also been Union leader for the largest workers union ( BFF )at Baneservice for 5 years, this also gives ample experience in working with people, cases, payrises and all other challenges that come with restructuring.


This has also given me the opportunity to work with the Norwegian Railway Association ( NJF )

Tekstboks: Latest news:
Tekstboks: Thermite welding (railwelding) description
Tekstboks: Thermite is a pyrotechnic composition of a metal powder and a metal oxide, which produces an aluminothermic reaction known as a thermite reaction. It is not explosive, but can create short bursts of extremely high temperatures focused on a very small area for a short period of time.
Thermites can be a diverse class of compositions. The fuels are often aluminium, magnesium, calcium, titanium, zinc, silicon, and boron. The oxidizers can be boron(III) oxide, silicon(IV) oxide, chromium(III) oxide, manganese(IV) oxide, iron(III) oxide, iron(II,III) oxide, copper(II) oxide, and lead(II,II,IV) oxide. [1]
The most common thermite is aluminium-iron(III) oxide.
The aluminium reduces the oxide of another metal, most commonly iron oxide, because aluminium is highly combustible:
Fe2O3 + 2Al -> 2Fe + Al2O3 + Heat 

The products are aluminium oxide, free elemental iron, and a large amount of heat. The reactants are commonly powdered and mixed with a binder to keep the material solid and prevent separation.
The reaction is used for thermite welding, often used to join rail tracks. Other metal oxides can be used, such as chromium oxide, to generate elementary metal. Copper thermite, using copper oxide, is used for creating electric joints in a process called cadwelding:
3CuO + 2Al -> 3Cu + Al2O3 + Heat 

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Time for a change...when coming to a crossroad and not having any idea which way to go, i have taken a chance to follow my heart. My enthusiasm for the railway and my joy for the work i do has led me into starting my own company, its a once in a lifetime possibility and i am taking the only road or track in my mind that feels right.


I would like to thank all the people that have supported me along the way with my choice and i hope i do not dissapoint you, the track ahead needs dedication and i will without a doubt face problems along the way but this is a challenge i shall take on.


Welcome to Rail Weld Nordic and Rail Weld Institute


Rail Weld Nordic will be supplying the Scandinavian market with competent crews in track building, rail welding and safety.


Rail Weld Institute is a school for the Railway sector training and certifying people in rail welding and other relevant safety courses.