This website highlights some of Norway’s leading examples where technology from the Norwegian oil and gas sector has been applied in other industries.
It is a collaboration between the GCE Node, GCE Ocean Technology, NCE Energy Valley, GCE Blue Maritime, Norwegian Energy Solutions and Energi i Nord (Far North Energy) clusters as well as Norwegian Oil and Gas and Innovation Norway.
By financing projects and enhancing the expertise of entrepreneurs and established enterprises, Innovation Norway helps to create tomorrow’s jobs. It offers services in financing, expertise, networks and promotion. Offices in all Norway’s counties and roughly 30 countries.
Offshore Norge is an interest and employer organisation for oil and supplier companies related to petroleum activities on the Norwegian continental shelf. It works to promote the continued progress of a competitive oil and gas industry in Norway, and also develops guidelines for this sector.
The global centre of expertise (GCE) Node is a cluster of 100 companies in southern Norway which deliver world-leading technology, products and services to the energy and maritime industries worldwide. Its focus is on building expertise and R&D collaboration with national and international partners.
Goals include ensuring competitiveness, strengthening the development of new products and services, and transferring knowledge and technology to new markets in a sustainable manner. GCE Node is part of the Norwegian innovation clusters programme.
GCE Ocean Technology
Established in 2006, this Bergen-based global centre of expertise (GCE) is an industry-run initiative in ocean technology with more than 120 partners and members.
The cluster develops and delivers innovative solutions for a broad range of marine applications, including subsea oil and gas production, renewable energy generation, food production, and prospecting for seabed mineral resources. It forms part of the Norwegian innovation clusters programme.
NCE Energy Valley
Energy Valley is a technology cluster and Norwegian centre of expertise (NCE) with a centre of gravity in the region around Norway’s capital and more than 200 institutions and companies as members. By offering infrastructure for collaboration, knowledge transfer and new insights, Energy Valley helps its membership to adapt to, benefit from and contribute to a changing energy sector. It forms part of the Norwegian innovation clusters programme.
GCE Blue Maritime
The maritime cluster at Møre is a powerhouse for the design, construction and operation of advanced vessels for the ocean industries globally. It comprises 220 companies with 13 500 employees, and has the status of a global centre of expertise (GCE) in Norway because of its unique world-spanning market position and important contribution to Norwegian value creation. The main job of the GCE Blue Maritime cluster is to facilitate collaboration-based development activities and to help strengthen the innovativeness and competitiveness of the individual companies.
Norwegian Energy Solutions
Norwegian Energy Solutions (NES) is an energy cluster comprising more than 100 players. It is intended to lead transformation processes in the development of low-emission and renewable energy solutions. The core of the cluster’s activity is to initiate innovative industrial energy projects. Its ambition is to bring world-leading expertise and technology communities together in order to speed up the pace of innovation in the energy transition. NES is an Arena cluster in the Norwegian Innovation Clusters programme.
Far North Energy
Energi i Nord [Far North Energy] is an Arena cluster primarily covering the Nordland, Troms and Finnmark counties. Its roughly 60 members include power generators, oil and gas companies, hydrogen and ammonia producers, technology suppliers, logistics players, R&D institutions, the three county councils and a number of local authorities. The cluster’s ambition is to help accelerate the energy transition and create business opportunities for its members. It works along the whole energy value chain and has four main priority areas – hydrogen hubs, green aviation, intelligent energy systems and infrastructure for energy-intensive industry.