World’s best industrial mechanics millwright

Martin Østnor, industrial mechanics millwright at the Nidar factory, has won a gold medal in the Worldskills São Paulo 2015 competition in Brazil.


“I can’t quite grasp it. It hasn’t really sunk in yet. But it’s amazing! I never thought that I would be the one to win the gold medal. I worked hard and made the most of the time I had at my disposal in the competition. I was efficient and focused on quality. Just think, I got the gold medal!” exclaims Martin Østnor to

One of the tasks that he was given in Brazil was to make a conveyor belt that uses a hydraulic generator.

Norway did extremely well in the Worldskills 2015 competition in Brazil and was rewarded with two gold and as many as twelve other medals of excellence. A total of 19 young Norwegians competed for a medal in their fields of skills.


Read more about the Worldskills São Paulo 2015 competition at