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OffshoreVäst
OffshoreVäst

Sweden: West Sweden
Pierre Ingmarsson
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Overview

About us

OffshoreVäst is a cooperation project which started in 2013 and can be seen as a platform for interaction and innovation. We bring together some of Sweden’s best in the offshore sector with the goal of developing together. By drawing upon the strong industry of Sweden, we are developing an internationally recognized offshore industry in the Swedish west coast area.

OffshoreVäst’s operative activities are performed within the framework of five working areas referred to as work packages or “wp”. The first four work packages deals with technology development, while the fifth (Offshore Academy) brings together the industry and research institutes. The idea behind the four technology-centered work packages is to create several technology-associated development projects that vary in both aim and scope.

All of our work packages focus on different areas of the offshore sector, mainly because of the difference in the current stages of commercialization, but also because the needs differ depending on the offshore segment. Despite this fact, our goal is to create collaboration between the different WPs and develop the industry by mixing different fields of expertise and experiences. 

WP1 aims to make the suppliers in west Sweden and the surrounding areas a firsthand choice, primarily for the Norwegian and British oil and gas industry

WP2 Sea-based Energy Production - Cost efficiency for competitiveness on a global market. The challenge faced by WP2 is to exploit the sustainable power sources of wind and wave energy, while coping with the enormous forces that the installations are exposed to in the offshore environment.

WP3 aims to promote and develop the Swedish offshore wind power industry while supporting innovations as well as collaborations in the field of offshore wind. 

WP4 aims to develop the markets of bioenergy while providing a fossil free energy source which can be used for many years to come.

WP5 Offshore Academy - Under the leadership of Chalmers University of Technology, WP5 brings together Swedish academic and industrial expertise and facilities. The goal is to join the academic and industrial fields in a variety of collaborations.

Established - 01 January 2013
Staff in the management team - 6-10

Cluster composition

  • 75
    Cluster Members
  • 40
    SME's
  • 2
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 20
    Large Companies
  • 10
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 5
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Below is a list of successful projects that we have either participated in or are responsible for:

  • Strategic Research Agenda for Wind Energy and Energy Grids at Sea – an industrial perspective. The Agenda was finished in 2016 and is based on information from interviews, surveys and forums with the current Swedish actors in the wind industry.
  • Project  – White paper on lightweight vessels and winter conditions
  • Project  – Guidance for regulations concerning the Oil and Gas industry
  • Project  – Guide for consortium collaboration within the Offshore Industry
  • Project  – Surface-based platform
  • Project  – Fire protection in cold weather - a survey
  • Project  – Development of methods for calculating the loads and motions of floating structures – A pilot study
  • Project  – Training for sustainable management of offshore operations

Also worth mentioning is that a former pilot study has led to an international research project regarding fire safety in wind power turbines. We have also been involved in two successful projects in the Ocean Energy Sector: Marinet and RiaSoR

Legal form of the cluster organisation
Public Entity
Languages spoken
English German Swedish
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Cumulated employment of cluster members
1000
Cumulated exports of cluster members
€ 1
Cumulated turnover of cluster members
€ 1

Management team

RI
Pierre Ingmarsson
Other
Anne
Anne Gunnäs
Project Manager
EB
Erik Bunis
Cluster Manager
NS
Nermina Saracevic
ECCP Responsible Person

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C27 Manufacture of electrical equipment - Manufacturing:C28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. - Professional, scientific and technical activities:M72 Scientific research and development
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Manufacture of electrical equipment:C2711 Manufacture of electric motors, generators and transformers
Cross-sectoral industries
Blue Growth Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Hydrogen Ecosystems:Renewable Energy
Technology fields
F\: Mechanical engineering; lighting; heating; weapons; blasting:Machines or engines in general; engine plants in general; steam engines
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Bio fuels & energy efficiency

Services

Support services provided

Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG

Name & description

The VINNVÄXT program, 2013-2015, funded by VINNOVA, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems

Project name

Wave Boost, H2020 - Our task: WP managers for reliability, risk assessment and certification To demonstrate reliability and robustness of the CERS braking module and its PTO system integration according to the sector's requirements.

To supply WP2-WP4 with methodology for risk, robustness and reliability investigations of the CERS braking module, including

  • to identify critical failure modes,
  • to assess robustness and reliability of critical components of the CERS, and to analyse system reliability.

To establish maintenance methodologies relevant for a wider range of devices, especially

  • to design a condition monitoring system, and
  • to develop predictive maintenance strategies.

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Oceanic, Risaor I, Riasor II,  Ocean Era Net

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Brazil
Canada
China
United States
Japan

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Denmark
Finland
Germany
Spain
France

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Upcoming events

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