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Oil and Gas Cluster Helgeland

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 1 January, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Nord-Norge
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Other Label: 
Arena program 2016-2018
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
Petro Arctic
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Thomas
Borgen
Cluster Manager
+4795144172
tb@kph.no
Male
Bjørn Audun
Risøy
Project Manager
+4797713231
bar@kph.no
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Norwegian
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Oil and Gas Production and Transportation
Transportation and Logistics
Technology fields: 
Logistics
Land and Sea Disposal
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Logistical Services
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Mechanical Fabrication, Offshore M&M, Waste Management and Logistics
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
45
Number of SME members: 
30
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
10
Number of larger company members: 
12
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
3
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Organisation/Facility NameOrganisation/Facility TypeWebsite
Kunnskapsparken Helgeland
Incubator
VÆXT Helgeland
Co-working Space
Name and link of major players: 
NameType
Aker Solutions
Larger Company
Sintef Helgeland
Research Organisation
Sintef Molab
Technology Center
Grotnes Steel
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Strengthen the cluster's innovation capability and global competitiveness by:

- Developing strong and lasting collaboration between companies, research institutions, government branches and internal and external partners - Positioning Oil and Gas Cluster Helgeland as one of Norway's leading supplier clusters - Systematic interaction between companies and educational institutions, develop business-oriented education services and ensure access to relevant expertise. - Establishing the cluster as a leading innovation arena for the supplier industry

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Support of knowledge transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
Brazil
China
Malaysia
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
European Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation in Europe: 
Denmark
Germany
Netherlands
Sweden
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following activities in Europe to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
ACT - Arctic Cluster Team
Petro Arctic
Mo Industripark
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Oil and gas cluster Helgeland represents 48 supplier companies, research and educational actors in Helgeland, with a total of about 2000 employees and a total annual turnover of approximately 6 billion NOK.

Our partners represent the best of the industry and are constantly developing and implementing new technology to meet an ever more demanding market.

We have close cooperation with research institutions, the market, policymakers and funding agencies, which enables us to be one step ahead with our innovation and research activities.