Competence partner

Sustainable Energy disseminates knowledge at all stages of an innovation process, from idea development through prototyping and testing to market launch. We connect you with expertise from our own ranks, asset owners and other technology companies, as well as leading Norwegian research environments and business clusters.

Competence partner

Alltec Services AS

Alltec Smart Energy Services provides efficient, high quality services and project implementations in the renewable energy, ocean, aquaculture and various industrial sectors for the local, regional and global markets.

ARENA Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster

The Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster business cluster will be the strongest supply chain for floating offshore wind in the world.

With the starting point of Norway’s only full-scale floating wind turbine test centre, the focus is on more knowledge and more innovation to increase competitiveness in the international market.

Axess AS

Axess works with the leading players in a wide range of industry sectors around the world - oil and power, FPSO, offshore drilling, SURF and renewable industries. With nearly 280 employees worldwide, of which about 130 are professional engineers, Axess has built long-term partnerships and worked with more than 500 partners worldwide.

CFD Marine AS

CFD Marine AS specializes in CFD analysis and simulation for the marine sector. Since 2008, the company has been an expert in virtual testing of lifeboat structures under extreme conditions, but the range of services also includes other floating and fixed marine structures such as ship structures, various types of buoys and platforms, offshore wind turbines, tidal power and aquaculture facilities.

DeepOcean AS

DeepOcean is the leading and globally recognized provider of underwater services.

The company delivers value to four subsea markets: inspection, maintenance and repair, subsea construction, and seabed cabling and intervention. DeepOcean operates an extensive fleet of state-of-the-art vessels with over 50 ROVs and 12 submarine intervention instruments.

Energy Innovation AS

Egersund Energy Hub is a center for companies and organizations working with renewable energy, environmental technology and related activities.

The centre will consist of companies that carry out operations, maintenance and commercial training and certification activities in wind power, and will host energy operator training in Dalane. The centre will also be facilitated in close collaboration with actors in research, development and innovation.

Future Energy Solutions AS

Future Energy Solutions is a technology and service provider offering green solutions for the maritime and industrial sectors.

The company supports clients in the development and implementation of projects that improve operational efficiency and reduce emissions.

Haugaland Kraft AS

Haugaland Kraft supplies electricity to a strong and attractive region through the production, transmission and sale of electricity and the expansion and operation of fiber optic networks.

Haugaland Kraft supplies electricity to a strong and attractive region through the production, transmission and sale of electricity as well as the expansion and operation of fibre optic networks.

Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)

Since 1948, IFE has been an international leader in energy research and has contributed to the development of state-of-the-art cancer medicine, new renewable energy solutions, more energy-efficient industrial processes, zero-emission transportation solutions, and future-oriented energy systems.

Knutsen OAS Shipping

With a fleet of around 50 vessels, Haugesund-based shipping company Knutsen Group is the world's second largest operator of shuttle tankers and a major operator of LNG carriers.

Matre Maskin AS

Matre is a recognized supplier of products, systems and services to the global offshore and marine industries, with a focus on firefighting solutions that protect people and property. The company is a major player in deck integrated firefighting systems (DIFFS), foam manifolds and specialized firefighting nozzles, among others.

NCE Maritime CleanTech

The NCE Maritime CleanTech business cluster represents one of the most complete maritime trade centers in the world, using Norwegian maritime know-how built up over generations as a springboard for the development of new energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technologies.

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre

Norled AS is one of the largest ferry and speedboat companies in the country.

With environments in ten Norwegian cities, NORCE delivers research and innovation in energy, health, climate, environment, society and technology. The department’s solutions respond to key societal challenges and contribute to local, national and global value creation.

Norled AS

Norled AS is one of the largest ferry and speedboat companies in the country.

The company has over 80 vessels and operates ferry and speedboat services from the Oslo Fjord to Troms. Norled has invested heavily in new types of vessels and environmentally friendly technologies, developing solutions that make the company unique in the world.

Norwegian Marine & Energy Complex (NMEC)

The Norwegian Marine & Energy Complex business cluster supports member companies in making visible what they can deliver in terms of products and services as a whole, facilitating collaboration in specific development projects, and enabling future-oriented jobs in a very active and dynamically growing industry cluster.

Prototech AS

Prototech, a NORCE company, is a provider of engineering solutions, prototype and product development, production and testing services covering applications from space to the seabed.


SINTEF Ocean conducts research and innovation related to ocean space for national and international industry.

Transport, food and power generation are the backbone of the offshore industry and core areas for SINTEF Ocean. They also focus on environmental technology and have one of the world’s leading marine environmental technology environments.

Solstad Offshore ASA

Solstad Offshore is a global company with more than 50 years of experience in various shipping segments.

Solstad is today the leading supplier of specialised offshore tonnage to the energy industry.

The School Ship Gann

The School Ship Gann is a state-approved upper secondary school under independent sponsorship, consisting of the MS "Gann" and a school facility on land.

The school trains 135 students a year in VG1 Engineering and Industrial Production, VG1 Electrical Engineering and VG2 Maritime subjects. All students live on board the ship and participate in sailing at home and abroad.

The Switch Marine Drives Norway AS

The Switch focuses on electrifying the world with optimal efficiency through innovative electric drivetrain products and solutions.

Today, the company has supplied over 16 GW of megawatt environmental technology to leading energy pioneers worldwide.

Unitech Energy Group AS

For more than 30 years, Unitech has helped the oil and gas industry improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of subsea intervention and distribution systems.

The company currently has the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of subsea connectivity systems, including control cables and taps, and is now also investing heavily in renewable energy systems.

University of Bergen (UiB)

UiB is Norway's largest marine university and conducts world-leading research on climate change and renewable forms of energy.

UiB focuses in particular on global societal challenges, marine research, climate and energy change.

Westcon Olvondo AS

Westcon Olvondo continues a 110-year history of industrial manufacturing in Rubbestadneset, providing complete mechanical manufacturing solutions for the marine, oil and gas, research and renewable industries.

The company handles everything from individual services and turnkey components to complete project assemblies, and deliveries can include project management, engineering, purchasing, machining, welding, tube bending, assembly and testing.

Westcon Power and Automation AS

Westcon Power & Automation develops innovative products and systems in the field of electrics and automation for aquaculture, industry, offshore and the marine market.

Westcon Power & amp; Automation AS focuses largely on environmental technology and energy efficiency in all segments and is today one of the world’s leading providers of system integration and electric drive solutions. The company was founded in Norway in 1988 and is today 100% owned by Westcon Group AS. With over 30 years of experience, the family-run Westcon Group has positioned itself as one of the leading overall providers of safe, efficient and innovative solutions, services and products in the offshore, energy and maritime industries.

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) is one of the largest educational institutions in the country with approximately 17,000 students.

HVL has a strong and innovative professional environment in health and social sciences, engineering and maritime education, teachers, culture and sports, natural and social sciences, and business and management.

Western Norway’s Innovation Enterprise (VIS)

Researchers, entrepreneurs and established companies come to VIS with challenges and ideas that are jointly developed.

The company’s business developers and consultants provide advice, connections to different environments, skills sharing and project implementation.