About us

About us

The word Cemit is derived from the Latin word “semita” meaning track or path, expressing both our strong background within the rail industry and our goal to lead the way into the future. We were founded in 2018 based on what we see as an enormous potential for the rail industry to influence the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by contributing to make Rail Transport the preferred choice of transport.

Through our combined business skills, acquired from different companies, representing different areas of the industry, we have become a strong team that challenge each other and create new and exciting opportunities and solutions. We have a deep respect for new knowledge, we embrace new skills and expertise, and thereby create jobs and opportunities that will contribute to a sustainable industry.

Interdisciplinary teams and skill-sets are crucial to attain flexible and scalable solutions to your challenges. Our team has in-depth knowledge of the entire railway value chain. We help you address the core issues and opportunities present, teaming up with well-established partners and suppliers to find the best solutions.

Key Drivers


The digital revolution is NOW, and stakeholders are embracing new technologies and competencies. The monopoly structure is set to end and investing in new technology will secure this process. Big Data and IoT will provide solutions for the future, ensuring stakeholders that the knowledge base is stored and readily accessible.


Investments made in projects related to “the Green Shift” policy ensures longevity and commitment. The sustainable business market in the Nordic countries is therefore growing rapidly, and there is increased demand for «external» competence. Cemit can supply an experienced local workforce to facilitate entry to the market for new sustainable and technological solutions.


Market positioning is key! Having the right team and partners with the ability to follow through is essential. Our matrix organizational structure means we are capable of managing varied and complex projects.


Our strength lies in the combination of our knowledge of, and skill sets within business development, partner focus, train capacity, train operations, track layout, automation, IT and cyber security combined with a constant pursuit of new partners, employees and opportunities.


Portrait of Are Sandersen
Are Sandersen
Managing Director

Are is a highly skilled professional with great knowledge in the Nordic Railway market. He has more than 20 years of experience within this industry covering different roles within railway construction projects. In addition he has been heavily involved in building several Norwegian railway corporations and has been a co-founder in 2 of them.

Portrait of Arve Stavrum-Tång
Arve Stavrum-Tång
Chairman of Board/ Director Commercials

Arve is a very experienced manager and successful du to his involvement, trust and ability to achieve stretch goals. He is highly skilled in new business creation and to create strong organic growth, from strategy making to hand over.

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Atle Larsen
Managing Director - Products

Atle is all about picking up challenges as well as opportunities to create success, preferably in strong partnerships with focus on long term business views. With 8 years of experience within the railway market in different roles and companies, his key focus has always been development and growth. As a result he has been involved in building a Norwegian railway company, and started a local business in Norway for a foreign railway company.

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Tom Halfdansen
Managing Director - Consulting

Tom is a high skilled professional with international experience and high stamina, seeking to achieve impact in his work. He has 32 years of experience from the rail industry in different roles covering train operation, traffic management, regulations, capacity planning, signaling, ERTMS, railway investigations, technical management, design & development, bid management and business development.

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Geir Danielsen
Senior Rail Consultant

Geir has a strong experience and broad competence within the railway system from many different roles and positions, primarily at Norwegian National Rail Administration (Bane NOR). This includes project management and leadership, quality management, audit management and railway investigation.

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Sigurd Aanesen
Senior Consultant

Sigurd has a broad IT experience: system development, application management, team management, technical project and delivery management, IT security and service development are areas covered. Sigurd is a specialist within system integration, service orientation and web-based solutions. Years before the cloud became a well known term – he worked with application operation as service, hosting of web- and middleware solutions and virtual hosting for multi national companies based in Norway such as Telenor and Hydro

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Tor Arne Dalbakk
Senior Consultant

Tor Arne has broad experience in how railway systems works in Norway and Europe in relation to: Traffic management and train operations, contingency and emergency planning, requirement management and design of infrastructure and IT-systems, capacity planning and allocation, all levels of project councils, concept selection studies, requirement specifications with regards to functionality, design, procurement and commissioning of rail infrastructure and systems.

The core team of Cemit in their office