Carl Erik has a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering at the university in Trondheim from 1987. He has worked with different types of high voltage projects and from mid-1990 been involved in many underground cable projects and submarine cable projects. For more than 25 years he has been working with project engineering, specifications, tendering, follow up manufacturing/testing as well as installation and repair engineering including follow up activities. Has the last nine years been in the management of the cable department in Statnett (Norwegian TSO). Statnett has a large portfolio of submarine cable projects, both AC cables and HVDC cables. The largest HVDC submarine cable links are four cables between Norway and Denmark and two cables between Norway and the Netherlands. Statnett has many large ongoing submarine cable projects and many projects are under development. The two largest projects are HVDC link to Germany, planned to be in operation in early 2021 and to HVDC link to UK, planned to be in operation late 2021.