Representatives from GCE NODE met online with Members of Parliament from Agder. Top row left-right: Ingunn Foss (Conservative Party), Bjørn Saltermark (GCE NODE), Kjell O. Johannessen (Green Energy Network). Bottom row left-right: Høye Høyesen (GCE NODE), Svein Harberg (Conservative Party), Tellef Inge Mørland (Labour Party).

Members of Parliament from the Agder region invited GCE NODE to an online meeting to learn more about the challenges facing the industry.

“We are deeply concerned for the third and fourth quarter. Currently, there are close to no order intake for several of our companies. If there is no new business in the coming months, the consequences for our region will be severe,” warned Høye Høyesen, CEO of GCE NODE.

Members of Parliament from all parties listened to his concerns and to his call for promoting the Agder region for an offshore wind pilot project, which could build on the offshore technology and competence in the GCE NODE cluster.

“The Agder region is world-leading within mooring, floating structures and control systems – which all are essential to being successful in floating offshore wind. We also have a premier education within mechatronics and a national lab facility, which supports this industry,” said Høyesen.