It is a pleasure to welcome Aker BP as a new industry partner in the GCE Subsea Cluster.
Published: 16 April 2018
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– Aker BP is one of the most innovative, capable and competent oil and gas companies operating in Norway. They will strengthen the technical subsea competence in the cluster, and it is our great pleasure, to announce our partnership, says Owe Hagesæther, CEO of GCE Subsea.
– Aker BP values the clusters national and international network and their driving role in the industry driven R&D and Innovation processes, says Tove Ormevik, Offshore Installation Manager, Skarv FPSO at Aker BP.
– We also focus on building relations with the Oceans Industries Incubator and the Startup and ScaleUp programmes and companies in GCE Subsea, and we believe this will prove to be a useful arena for innovation relevant to our value chain, Ormevik concludes.
GCE Subsea Partners
GCE Subsea has 23 partners within industry, R&D, academia and public offices. The partners of the GCE Subsea cluster are the leading force, and the backbone of our cluster. In return, our partners gain access to an arena where they meet potential customers and partners, and where valuable knowledge, and know-how is shared and transferred within the cluster’s 115 partners and members.
GCE Subsea is one of Norway’s three Global Centres of Expertise representing our most professional and important industry. – We are excited to have Aker BP onboard as a partner. This will strengthen the cluster significantly, and add force to our efforts in implementing our strategy for the Norwegian subsea industry, says Owe Hagesæther, CEO in GCE Subsea.
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 GCE Subsea.
Companies that are viewed as particularly important for the development of the cluster and educational and government institutions, can be accepted as partners. Read more about GCE Subsea membership.
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.