Owe Hagesæter and Willie Wågen.

New collaboration: We´re expanding our network

Publisert: oktober 5, 2023

Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre and GCE Ocean Technology have entered a strategic agreement.

– Through this agreement, SE will provide a shorter route from idea to market for our partners and member companies, says the CEO of GCE Ocean Technology, Owe Hagesæther.

The new deal secures all member companies of GCE Ocean Technology unique access to Sustainable Energy´s knowledge and test facilities.

– We aim to be a national driving force within the green transition for new and sustainable energy solutions. This new collaboration will strengthen our position and bring more groundbreaking innovations to the market, says Willie Wågen, the CEO of Sustainable Energy Catapult Center.


Win-win situation

The cluster GCE Ocean Technology was established in 2006 and have been dedicated to promoting the green transition and sustained growth of the ocean industries ever since.

Their over 130 partners will bring new innovation projects through the catapult center´s test facilities.

– This is a win-win for everybody! We´re looking forward to collaborating with Sustainable Energy on projects of common interest and looking at new possibilities. The catapult center will also join our resource group for renewable energy, says Owe Hagesæther.


World-leading infrastructure

– GCE Ocean Technology has many partners within the offshore wind market. Giving them the chance to test new technology on our floating wind turbine, Zephyros, can help Norway´s position in this huge up-and-coming market, says Willie Wågen.

Wågen also underlines the importance of Energy House – the world-leading test center on Stord.

– Energy House is a crucial player in the green transition. The shipping industry needs to implement the use of future fuels to meet fast-approaching climate goals. Having a complete “ship on land” gives our clients a safe way to test and validate their new solutions before putting them into operation, Wågen says.

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