Our Team

The Miko Marine organisation is a sleek team of experts from different corners of the marine industry. Together, our knowledge and experience covers the financial, engineering-related, operational and PR-related aspects of the business. With access to a large network of consultants and external experts, the organisation can be quickly expanded for particularly demanding projects.


Key Personnel
Nicolai Nicolai Michelsen
Managing Director

Nicolai graduated as a Naval Architect (BSc Hons) from Strathclyde University in 1989 and established Miko Marine in 1996. He has more than 25 years of practical and theoretical experience within different segments in the marine and offshore industry.

+47 911 70 452
claus Claus Christian Apneseth
Project Manager – Special Projects

Claus holds a Ph.D in Naval Architecture from University of Strathclyde. He was project manager for the EU-funded ShipArrestor project 2007-2011. Claus has a variety and valuable experience from subsea contracting, including 5 years with Subsea7 and 2 years with Technip.

+47 932 83 472
Lars Lars Lind 
Project Manager

Lars holds an MSc in Naval Architecture from Chalmers University of Technology and focuses on underwater blanking solutions and other maritime projects. He is also responsible for the Quality Assurance system of the company and compliance with ISO 9001.

+47 941 44 473
Espen Espen W. Lepperød 
Project Engineer 

Espen graduated from HIBV in 2014 as a mechanical engineer. He specializes in product design and mainly works with construction, 3D modeling and development of new products.

+47 930 14 497
Duncan Duncan Cunningham
Sales Executive

Duncan began his association with Miko Marine in January 2007 as the UK agent. Following his success in the UK, his engagement has increased to include larger projects and international sales and marketing. Duncan is a Chartered Marine Engineer and holds an MSc in Design and Production Management.

 +44 14 13 38 67 68
Per Johansson Per Johansson
Special Projects

Per graduated as a Naval Architect (M.Sc) from Chalmers University of Technology in 1984. He has 30 years of experience within the offshore and shipping industry. Key qualifications are the development of methodologies for transport, installation and removal of offshore structures and execution of projects.

+47 917 43 860
Jack Vilas III Jack Vilas III
General Manager, Miko Marine US, Llc

Jack began his cooperation with Miko Marine during the salvage operation of Highland Faith in the New York Harbour in 2000. Since then, he has been representing Miko Marine in the US market and is managing the US subsidiary since late 2014. He has more than 30 years of experience with diving and subsea operations.

+1 (985)-519-0993
Paul Paul Eastaugh 
PR Manager

Paul is the primary contact person for journalists and editors. He provides relevant news and feature material for the press about Miko Marine and is a member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

+44 (0) 118 934 1101
Nina Nina D. Tufte 
Accounting Executive

Nina manages the general ledger (GL), accounts payable (AP) and accounts receivable (AR) for Miko Marine. She is an employee of Buksér og Berging since 25 years and has been working for Miko Marine since 2003.

+47 96 50 40 00