Arena Offshore support vessel - offshore technology and operations
Unique deep water offshore expertise
Advanced technology within offshore operations is the core expertise of the offshore cluster in Haugaland and Sunnhordaland. The cluster aims be an international leader within complex offshore operations both on board and from ships.
Photo: DeepOcean AS
Future oil prospecting and drilling in the Arctic and the northern regions provide new challenges with regards to deeper water, tougher climatic conditions and operations that are more remote from the mainland. This especially applies to activities from the ship to the seabed. Haugaland and Sunnhordland are regions with strong knowledge environments, the majority of Norway’s shipping companies, shipyards and suppliers all closely integrated with the oil and gas value chain. The new challenges provide the cluster with a unique opportunity developing technology, products and the industry .
The cluster currently comprises 120 companies developing technology and operational solutions for the performance of complex operations on board and from offshore vessels. The aim of the project is to provide increased competitive power and value creation within this maritime cluster.
To improve recruitment and competence development, the cluster has entered into collaboration with Stord/Haugesund University College. Closer cooperation between the cluster participants, the maritime industry and other R&D environments is also emphasised.