The Norwegian maritime cluster has a world-leading position within electrification, implementation of new energy carriers and technology that reduces emissions. These solutions are now being exported to the rest of the world. 

Singapore has one of the owrld’s largest ports.

Singapore is a country that offers great potential for companies within maritime environmental technology. The country has one of the world’s largest ports and the authorities has ambitious plans for green and smart development of their port operations.

 –   In the efforts of transforming the maritime sector, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has launched the programme “MPA Living Lab” to help firms adopt technology to improve business processes. One of the key areas within the programme is Environment & Energy, and our cluster members have a leading position within these areas, says CEO in NCE Maritime CleanTech, Hege Økland.

Opportunities within green Technology
Several of the cluster partners in NCE Maritime CleanTehc (MCT) are already present in Singapore and many of them are considering setting up business there. Based on this, Innovation Norway established the internationalization programme «Global Ocean Growth Singapore». This specific programme is tailor-made cluster companies in MCT and companies from other ocean industries.

–   The program offers the companies guidance in their internationalisation work, matchmaking meetings with Singapore industry leaders and expert insight into the market, says Økland.

As part of the programme MCT and Innovation Norway arranged a trip to Singapore in November, where four of the cluster companies got to present green solutions to key actors; Selfa Arctic, Westcon Power & Automation, Servogear and Multi Solutions.

Cluster partner Dalseide Shipping Services also visited Singapore at the time of the trip.

–   As Singapore is one of the world’s largest maritime hub Dalseide Shipping Services has established a large office there. I see Singapore as a country with much potential for companies in MCT, as their maritime industry is currently very focused on environmental technology and reducing emissions, says CEO and owner, Tore Dalseide.

Many potential collaborators
During an intensive week the cluster partners visited amongst Sembcorp Shipyard which recently was awarded a 4 Billion NOK contract by Statoil for engineering, procurement and construction of newbuild FPSO hull and living quarters of the Johan Castberg field Development

–   We met with the yard’s purchasers and they all showed great interest in the Norwegian companies’ solutions, says Økland.

Innovation Norway Singapore also arranged a digitalization seminar that attracted several potential partners for the companies in NCE MCT.

About Global Growth programmes

Norwegian Companies within the ocean industries met with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore who has ambisious plans for the port.

Global Growth is a series of export programmes delivered by Innovation Norway to help industry companies to grow in international markets. Participation will increase speed and reduce risk when pursuing new, international business opportunities.

Through the programme the participants get to develop tailor-made internationalisation strategies that meets product/market fit developed in close cooperation between the companies and the programme.  This covers mentoring, individually and in the group, pitch training and presentation exercises. Workshops, business modelling, and matchmaking meetings are also covered by the programmes.