GCE NODE welcomed 18 new cluster participants in 2023, including world-leading advisory firms.

“With more than 120 participants, GCE NODE remains a vibrant and relevant cluster, with world-leading competence and technology in ocean-based industries. Our strong position is a tribute to the international success of our participating companies,” says Tom Fidjeland, CEO of GCE NODE.

The total number of cluster participants increased by 11 in 2023 – reaching 123 at year-end. Newcomers are:

Aker Solutions. Delivering complex energy projects pow- ered by digital technology, strategic partnerships,
and a strong culture of solving problems.

BDO. An international advisory and auditing firm with a strong foothold in Norwegian society and business.

Deloitte. Global accounting, consulting, and legal firm with 45 employees in Agder.

Earth, Wind & Power. Start-up company harnessing excess energy to provide computing power.

Ernst & Young. Global consulting and accounting firm with 36 employees in Kristiansand.

Knowit Sør. Supports customers in the digital transformation and simplifies people’s everyday lives.

KPMG. Making a world of difference with experts who help organizations implement the right technology.

Ocean Drone Technologies. Developing technology for underwater drones.

OceanEnvi. A start-up within marine current power, under- water operations related to marine minerals, and more.

OneCo Ocean. A shipyard offering dry docks for ships, and service and maintenance of maritime and offshore-related equipment.

Onsagers. A top-tier, full-service firm with 30 patent attorneys and attorneys at law.

PwC. Global accounting, consulting, and legal firm with 120 employees in Agder.

Qualified Professionals. Recruitment and staffing services within renewables, oil & gas, and energy & resources.

Seafront Group. Transport, logistics, shipping, and port terminal services.

Slåttland Technology. A fabricator for the oil and gas industry and marine and industry markets.

Stationmar. A technology development company for offshore wind turbines.

StrateGaia. Enabling leaders to design enterprises that are viable in the 21st century.

WSP Norge. Strategic advisory, engineering and design services to clients in various industries.