Innovative cooperation at deep sea
Since the early eighties the subsea industry in the Bergen area, Norway, has grown to become one of the world’s most complete environments for subsea technology. The regional cluster consists of some hundred companies and organizations with subsea as their only or main business area. NCE Subsea is an initiative by the subsea industry in the Bergen area for the strengthening and internationalization of business, R&D and education.
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NCE Subsea was established in order to contribute to the further development of one of the world’s most complete subsea environ-ments – the subsea industry in the Bergen area.The cluster’s main focus is on the markets for maintenance, modification and op-eration of subsea installations. The environment includes a great number of suppliers of services and high-tech products. Over time a close collaboration has been established among industrial actors, R&D institutions, schools and authorities in the region.
Focus on technology
The subsea industry is technology intensive. As the operating time of the installations is prolonged, the distance to shore increases and operations take place on increasing water depths , the demands for main-tenance, modifications and operations change. NCE Subsea initiates and organizes joint industry projects and services in order to strengthen innovation, technology development, competitiveness and improve value creation.
Development of the international subsea market is promising, and it will offer great technological and competence demand-ing challenges for a long time ahead. Most participants in NCE Subsea supply goods and services in the international market. Many of them are established in the most central markets with their own companies or through agents. NCE Subsea
contributes to the companies’ internationalization processes, among other things by initiating and executing joint marketing measures.
The key to continued development is the competence that the organizations possess in the shape of staff and network. NCE Subsea initiates and arranges courses, education and projects on subsea technology, collaboration and innovation. NCE Subsea works to improve the access to a qualified workforce for members of the cluster. National and international information work will help attracting experts from the entire world to the region. Challenging jobs in combination with a rich cultural life, magnificent nature and a Scandinavian working environment makes more and more people choose to move to and settle in the Bergen area.
PO Box 27 • NO-5347 Kystbasen Ågotnes, Norway
Tel: +47 48 10 88 64 • Fax: +47 56 32 30 22
General Manager: Mr. Trond Olsen