CEO Tom Harald Svennevig served a light breakfast to a room full of representatives from GCE NODE companies, before he presented the Umoe Mandal slogan “Strong performance, light materials”.
For more than 30 years, Umoe Mandal has shaped and assembled super-light and super-strong composite structures to build super-fast military vessels, personnel vessels for offshore wind farms, and even blades for wind turbines.
“We are a leading supplier of all-composite high-speed craft, and advanced composite structures for applications in marine, offshore, onshore, defense and aquaculture industries worldwide,” said Svennevig.
Later, he invited the group on a tour of the large production halls to inspect two vessels and a soon-to-be-delivered composite mast for a combat ship contracted by UK Ministry of Defence.
Before that, at the breakfast table, Vidar Mortensen and Alf Erik Andersen from business cluster SINPRO, presented Center for Innovation in Mandal, a joint effort from the Lindesnes region to bring together, strengthen and renew the local business sector.
“SIM will explore new ideas and encourage new establishments and further development of the business community. Our goal is to increase the region’s attractiveness and improve access to a qualified workforce,” says Mortensen.