The maritime cluster shows great adaptability
New contracts are signed and new concepts are presented. The innovation power of the cluster is strong.
The maritime cluster in Møre is experiencing turbulent times and tough adjustments in the wake of the oil and gas industry downturn. It is a challenging situation for many companies, but it is positive to see that several companies now are winning contracts for delivering cruise vessels, advanced fishing vessels, offshore wind vessels, car ferries and seafood farming vessels. Especially the shipyards have shown an impressive ability to adapt to new markets. In January 2015, offshore vessels amounted for 82 percent of the yards' total order book. In September 2016, the percentage dropped to 42 percent.
Despite the tough years, the maritime cluster in Møre has a turnover of 50-60 billion NOK, employs 16,000 people and has an value creation close to 20 billion NOK. These figures shows how important the maritime cluster is for Norway and for the region.
Some stories from the last two weeks (Norwegian only)
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Read chronicle ("Havet vil gi Sunnmøre en gyllen framtid")
Ulstein med nytt offshorevind-design
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Olympic i mål
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Island Offshore tar permitterte tilbake
Sintef Ålesund med store ambisjoner
Ulmatec Handling leverer utstyr til Hurtigruten.
Scana Volda har fulle ordrebøker