Build on the belief, that we can do things better

Global Wind Service A/S (GWS) was established in January 2008 by Lars Bo Petersen and Michael Nielsen, both of whom had many years of experience in the wind industry – in the field and in the management of installation and service projects.

They had a strong belief, that things could be done in a different way - in a better way. And with the courage to grow and develop together with clients and partners. Since the very beginning, we have focused on being flexible - finding solutions for our clients and helping them lower the cost of energy.

When we founded Global Wind Service we wanted to build a company that could do things better, more flexible and faster for our clients, while keeping focus in the individual technician

Lars Bo Petersen, Co-founder 




Global Wind Service was founded and the Polish business unit opens later the same year


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Fred. Olsen acquire majority holding in Global Wind Service A/S and business units open in UK, Benelux and Turkey


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Global Wind Service A/S and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS establishes Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S


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Business units open in Romania, Germany and South Africa


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Global Wind Service and DELPRO form joint venture company DELPRO Wind


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News business units open in U.S., Australia, and Serbia


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Global Wind Service acquire all offshore and blade activities from Total Wind A/S bankrupty estate


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Michael Høj Olsen appointed new CEO of Global Wind Service



Taiwan branch opens and Fred. Olsen increase their share in Global Wind Service



Global Wind Service Academy opens in Poland and a new unit in Spain is established

Fred.Olsen HQ Oslo

Shipping empire dating back to 1848

Today, Fred. Olsen Ocean holds majority share of Global Wind Service 

Fred. Olsen Ocean is part of is a Norwegian family-owned conglomerate with a long and proud shipping heritage. Today, the family puts great focus to renewables and invests in a sustainable future. 

The origins of Fred. Olsen & Co. date back to 1848 when the Fred. Olsen family first entered the ship owning business. Over the years, companies related to the family have diversified into other activities, from aviation to shipbuilding, oil and gas exploration and development services, and have today wide international interests. The Fred. Olsen related interests comprise both private and publicly quoted companies.

The public interests are centred around the two quoted Norwegian shipping companies Ganger Rolf ASA and Bonheur ASA, established in the 1890ies. The two companies co-operate closely on a 50/50 basis.  Mr. Fred. Olsen is currently chairman of the two shipping companies and his daughter Anette S. Olsen is the Managing Director of same. The firm Fred. Olsen & Co., which is owned by Anette S. Olsen, provides administrative services to Ganger Rolf and Bonheur.

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