Meeting with the Mayor of Kristiansand, Norway

05 June 2020 - Published by Stig Marthinsen

Periscope partner GCE NODE continued with the project role of informing and interacting with policymakers last month at a meeting with the Mayor of Kristiansand. The topics discussed were floating wind, offshore aquaculture and subsea mining.

Mayor Jan Oddvar Skisland, Deputy Mayor Erik Rostoft and Head of Business Region Kristiansand Geir Haugum organised the digital meeting with top industry leaders in the Kristiansand region.

Part of a continuous series of meetings between the political and business side of the municipality, the meeting provided valuable input for policy makers.

We appreciate the initiative and are happy to contribute with updated information about the supplier industry in Agder,” says Høye Høyesen, CEO of GCE NODE.

He addressed three key issues:

  • A pre-study for offshore wind. GCE NODE has strongly advocated a substantial effort to accelerate the development of floating wind power generation.
  • Issuing of more development licenses for offshore fish farms.
  • Governmental support for subsea mining.

We also encourage all efforts to push operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to do upgrades and maintenance work to keep business going. Without any new orders, the second half of 2020 could prove more challenging than the first,” says Høyesen.

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