A maritime adventure
The maritime cluster on the west coast of Norway consists of 12 design companies, 17 ship owning companies, 13 shipyards and 161 equipment suppliers. The cluster is complete and covers all the elements of the value chain, with several companies in each segment, which compete with each other. And all this - within a small geographical area.
Photo: NCE Maritime
World leading position
The maritime industry on the west coast of Norway is a world leader in designing, building, equipping and operating the world’s most advanced vessels for the global oil industry. This is no exaggeration. Today, the cluster’s position is unchallenged. Behind this incredible statement are 21,000 people working for companies with a turnover of NOK 41.5 billion (2007). The com-panies in the maritime cluster of Møre are the global leader in design, development and operation of specialised offshore vessels used for advanced marine operations all over the world. These companies, and the people who work there, create the most innovative maritime solutions for the future.
How did the cluster get there?
There are many explanations. Norway’s harsh climate and challenging nature have built people with stamina, courage, the will to take risks and an instinct for competition, who have learnt to live from and with the sea. Proximity to the elements and the tough climate have gradually forced the maritime industry to develop better solutions. Through generations the people and the companies of the cluster have refined their expertise.
Demanding clients have forced the industry to constantly adapt and develop more advanced vessels. First for the fishing fleet, and gradually for the oil indu-stry which required larger and more technologically advanced vessels. Geographical proximity, good collaboration and communication between all links of the value chain – between ship owners, design companies, equipment suppliers and shipyards all play a role. The result is the world’s leading maritime industry.
All of these explanations can be summed up in two words: Breaking Waves. For the maritime industry, Breaking Waves means creating an industrial breakthrough.Breaking Waves symbolises what the Norwegian maritime cluster is best at: Being a pioneer in creating advanced marine operations for the future. Breaking Waves is about taking the offensive, getting results and being in the lead. It has its roots in the industry’s history and in the country’s geography. Breaking Waves is about strength, courage, teamwork, experience and knowledge. Breaking Waves is also a daily reminder of the industry’s goals – and how to achieve them.
A maritime adventure.
Larsgårdsveien 4 • NO-6009 Ålesund, Norway
Servicebox 9 • NO-6025 Ålesund, Norway
Project Manager: Mr. Per Erik Dalen
Tel: +47 92 06 03 70