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Project: Infrastructure in Northern Norway
Year: 2013
Client: The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry
Description: The project report is part of the basis for “compilation of knowledge – creating values in the north”, aiming at compilation of knowledge regarding direct and circumstantial effects of increased commitment towards creating values within trades like tourism and fishery in North Norway. This accumulated knowledge is to be part of the future updating of the Management Plan for The Barents Sea – Lofoten. The compilation of knowledge covers trades like, fishery, fish farming and new marine activities, tourism, renewable energy, minerals and other trades. The project has been carried out by the University of Bodø, Nordland Research Institute and Transportutvikling AS.


Project: The shipyard industry in Norway
Year: 2013
Client: Maritime Forum
Description: There are more than 30 shipyards in Nordland, Troms and Finnmark counties, for which their main activities are related to the marine segment, either regarding maintenance/service of vessels, shipbuilding/ship repair, or as a combination of these activities. There are, in addition, other mechanical industrial companies and smaller businesses which, to a certain extent, are focusing on marine activities. There is at present a significant focus on activities related to the oil and gas segment in the northern areas, and how and how much yards and businesses in the northern counties will/can benefit from participating in these activities, f.i. as regards shipyard services and maintenance. The main goal of this project has been to map existing yards and mechanical industries in Northern Norway, in order to assess possible activities related to future activities f.i.  within the oil- and gas segment in the north. The shipyard issue has been emphasized in this project.