Mayor of Kristiansand Jan Oddvar Skisland is working the government to have a competence center for offshore wind established in Kristiansand.

“We are doing all we can to have a competence center for offshore wind established in Kristiansand,” says Mayor of Kristiansand Jan Oddvar Skisland.

At a meeting at the Kristiansand Chamber of Commerce Friday morning, Skisland described the competence center as “an important part of what we are now building”.

The mayor’s call echoes the message from the regional project Fremtidens Havvind.

“There is no more obvious location than Kristiansand for a national competence center for offshore wind. We would also like to see an industry center in Farsund/Lyngdal and Lindesnes, and an operation center in Farsund, Lindesnes or Kristiansand,” said Rune Klausen, Project Manager of Fremtidens Havvind.

Sales and Marketing Director Rune Reinertsen at Origo Solutions gave an up-to-date presentation of the development of both bottom-fixed and floating technology for offshore wind. Origo Solutions is among the companies that has been successful in transferring competence and technology from the oil and gas industry to offshore wind. This is, of course, a path taken by several more GCE NODE companies in recent years.

More than 50 people attended the meeting, which was also addressed by County Mayor Arne Thomassen.

Rune Klausen, Project Manager at Fremtiden Havvind, and Isabelle-Louise Aabel, Project Manager at GCE NODE highlighted the advantages of establishing offshore wind centers in Agder.
Sales and Marketing Director Rune Reinertsen at Origo Solutions.
Arne Thomassen, Mayor of Agder County.

September 24th 2022

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