Building giant radomes is not child's play. But 3000 polar bears aren't going to stop Reidar Norheim from having fun at work.
Ove Ronny HaraldsenGroup Communication Manager
POLAR BEAR: There are more Polar bears than people on the island of Spitsbergen. One time, Reidar had to frighten away a Polar bear which was trying to gain entry to the cabin where his family was sleeping.
THE ENGINEER: Reidar Norheim is at his happiest when he is allowed to build something. These foundations are his very own design and construction. “It’s a lot quicker to assemble than using concrete,” he explains.
Reidar Norheim and his department have built 20 radomes on Spitsbergen and 5 in the Antarctic. At the South Pole, storms can reach such strengths that they tear apart containers as if they were cardboard boxes.
POLAR COMMUTER: For a period of time, Reidar Norheim commuted between Spitsbergen and the South Pole. Kongsberg Satellite Services is the only company in the world to have stations at both poles.