Green Stories: Edvin Wibetoe (Oslo Havn)

With a background in Mechanical Engineering, Edvin Wibetoe has always been interested in using new technology to streamline operations and work efficiently. As the Chief Engineer of Oslo Havn, Wibetoe is eager to find solutions to existing problems within the ocean industry while creating products that combat these challenges. Wibetoe explains his approach, “I keep a high focus on marine pollution and finding new ways of working to get a grip of the problem.”

When asked about how he engages in helping Oslo to be more environmentally sustainable, he believes action is the way forward. “As they say: ‘There ain’t no planet B!’ It is time to stop the talking and add a lot more action in order to combat these problems,” he says enthusiastically.

Wibetoe has been busy helping Oslo become a  greener city: from joining a circular cleanup project, purchasing electric vehicles, to developing projects within the industry to make better products for marine waste handling. He does this while trying to keep up with the latest technology, “We at Oslo Havn have been cooperating with multiple organisations to clean the seabed and have a joint understanding to do this as a yearly event.”

What are your personal climate goals for 2019?

To give more people an  understanding that everything helps and if everyone does a little more then we can achieve major results. Everyone counts!

Who is you role model? Elon Musk

Photo: Geir Anders Ørslien

About Green Stories: Oslo Business Region is leading the business program during Oslo European Green Capital (EGC). The European Commission awarded Oslo the prestigious European Green Capital title for 2019. Being the European Green Capital in 2019 is a great recognition and an opportunity to showcase Oslo as a truly Green City linked to innovation, both in the international context and to Oslo’s population.  In 2019 we will invite the world to Oslo – to share and to learn. Read more about EGC here and about the Industry Challenges here.


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Posted on: June 11. 2019
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