Gassco, a leading gas transporter in Europe, has become a partner in the NCE Subsea cluster.
Published: 3 September 2015
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Kollsnes processing plant in Øygarden
- It is a pleasure to welcome Gassco as a new partner in the NCE Subsea Cluster, says Owe Hagesæther, CEO NCE Subsea.
Gassco is the operator for the integrated system for transporting gas from the Norwegian continental shelf to other European countries. Oil and gas companies are responsible for the production and sale of Norwegian gas, while Gassco is responsible for transporting the volumes sold.
- Gassco is joining NCE Subsea because we see a need for all actors in the subsea industry to work together to develop cost-effective solutions for design and operation of subsea equipment, says David Rodrigues de Miranda, Asset Manager Gassco.
- We believe that NCE Subsea will prove to be a useful forum for exchange of ideas, and also create opportunities for leverage of research funding, de Miranda concludes.
NCE Subsea Partners
NCE Subsea has more than 25 partners within industry, R&D, Academia and public offices. - The partners of the NCE Subsea cluster are the leading force, and the backbone of our cluster, Hagesæther says.
- At the same time, our partners gain access to an arena where they meet potential customers and partners, and where a lot of knowledge, and know-how is shared and transferred within the cluster’s over 130 members and partners, he continues.
- In June this year NCE Subsea was awarded GCE status, and we are excited to have Gassco with us to increase the cluster’s competitiveness, and implement our new GCE strategies and objectives for the subsea cluster in 2016, along with our other partners and members onwards, Hagesæther concludes.
who can become a partner or member
All organisations established in Norway that deliver products or services in or to the subsea industry, or intend to do so, can become members of NCE Subsea.
Companies that are seen as particularly important for the development of the cluster and educational and government institutions can be accepted as partners.
International research shows that business clusters lead to higher employment, greater economic growth and improved productivity. Innovation in terms of new technology, new products and services more often takes place inside an industry cluster than outside.