Bernt Inge Øhrn leaves a global position at NOV to become the first CEO of Mechatronics Innovation Lab.
MacGregor will deliver high-pressure hydraulically-operated deck machinery based on Pusnes designs to a new series of very large ore carriers.
“Design is an integrated part of innovation and creation of user-friendly, hi-tech products”, says Senior Advisor Ellen Saltermark at Innovation Norway.
With 35 offices around the world, Innovation Norway actively promotes and supports Norwegian small and medium sized enterprises abroad.
Center for Offshore Mechatronics is an 8-year long research program aimed to develop autonomous operation and condition monitoring of topside drilling systems.
The Mechatronics Innovation Lab fills a void in the Norwegian innovation system. There is a need for more pilot-testing, not only in the oil and gas industry.
Several industry clusters in Agder are familiar with robots. Increased use of robots and automation could see more jobs, previously outsourced to low-cost countries, return to Norway.