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Marine Water Production

MWP’s mission is to convert sea water to potable, industrial and agricultural water through a Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (“SWRO”) process on Floating Desalination Vessels and sell the fresh water in bulk in selected markets worldwide on long term contracts.

Message from the Executive Chairman

The fresh water challenge

Well over half the world’s population experiences some form of water scarcity, and it is increasing at an alarming rate. By 2030 the world may face a 40% shortfall in water supply. The good news is that proven technology exists to develop additional desalination plants to ensure there is capacity to match supply with the demand even in the most water constrained areas.

The role of desalination

Desalination of sea water to fresh water is a proven and straight forward technology and is an attractive and affordable option for an increasing number of locations.

Floating desalination solutions

A floating desalination solution represents a quick, environmentally friendly and easy way to provide fresh water from sea water compared to a traditional land-based desalination solution.

Marine Water Production

Together with our industrial partners we will initiate, develop, finance, implement, and manage Floating Independent Water Producer projects, and arrange the ownership and technical operation and maintenance of the individual Floating Desalination Vessels in separate special purpose companies.


We aim to develop floating desalination projects in countries facing the most significant water constraints and believe these countries will offer attractive returns and that the risks can be well managed at all stages of the life cycle of the projects. Our design is based on proven technology and with world class suppliers across the whole value chain.


With a clear commitment to conduct business with the highest standard of ethical compliance, I am confident MWP will successfully fulfill its vision to deliver superior floating desalination solutions in response to the world´s water scarcity challenge. Certainly, good for the world as well.

R. Rasmus Sunde

R. Rasmus Sunde

Executive Chairman

Management Team

R. Rasmus Sunde

Executive Chairman
& Co-Founder

MBA in Finance, UoW, Madison, USA. Executive Education at the London Business School, UK

Experienced and result oriented leader with more than 30 years tenure from a variety of global executive and Chairman Positions including President and CEO of Aibel Group Ltd., Head of FMC Technologies´ Subsea business in the Eastern Region (Africa, Europe, Caspian, Russia), CEO of Forsys Subsea Ltd (FMC-Technip JV) as well as Chairman of Sintef.
Predominantly background from Oil, Gas and Power be it emerging or mature markets, JV´s, M&A/Restructurings and/or Private Equity – worked for Aibel/Vetco/ABB (~ 20 years) and TechnipFMC (FMC ~ 10 years). Involved in the floating desalination concept for the past year.

Terje Gresslien

CFO, Business Development
& Co-Founder

MBA in Finance,
UoW, Madison, USA

Last 9 years developing Independent Power Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to that he was fourteen years as Partner in Management & Finance AS and ten years with ABB Norway. Held executive positions within the finance area in both the parent company and the subsidiaries. CFO of Oil and Gas subsidiary. Managing Director of finance company. Extensive experience with business development, project management, sales support project and export financing, project risk assessment, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions as well as the establishment of companies abroad. Involved in the floating desalination concept for the past two years.

Bastian Johansen

Business Development, Project Finance
& Co-Founder


Partner at Manfin Consult AS, a company majority owned by Clarksons Platou. Prior to that he was Partner in Management & Finance for fourteen years. And seven years with the ABB Group, mostly within project financing and financial risk mitigation.

Has structured financing and risk coverage for large projects all over the world, as an integrated part of the sales and project development team. Specializes in developing solutions for complex sales support project financing, as well as arranging export credit facilities. Involved in the floating desalination concept for the past two years.


Asle Solheim

Chief Operating Officer
& Co Founder

BSME UoW, Madison, USA

Project, Technology and Management experience from several companies predominantly in upstream oil and gas business as CEO of Bergen Group ASA, Maracc ASA, and SVP in ABB.

Heavily involved in Technology Development Projects and Large Floater Projects, including a semisubmersible drilling rig (Island Innovator) built at Cosco, China and several Offshore vessels built in Norway. Significant experience from all aspects of subsea oil and gas projects from Vetco Gray, FMC and Island Offshore. Involved in 4 start-up companies.


Dr. Manuel Latorre

Founder/CEO Desalia Water sl
Chief Technology Advisor to MWP
Dr. Engineer

Valencia Polytechnic University,Spain

With more than 25 years of experience in water treatment and desalination by Reverse Osmosis, Dr Manuel Latorre has worked in different positions in design, construction, commissioning and operation of projects up from 1,000 to 280,000 m³/d with some of the most important companies in the desalination industry like Dupont, Acuamed or Acciona. His expertise in international projects in Spain, Qatar, Iran, China, UAE, Egypt, Oman, India and Cape Verde among others, brings an added value to MWP with the purpose to optimize the most advanced design based on the latest technologies and the field experiences.