To strengthen the cluster we have established nine working groups. If your organization is a member of the cluster, you can show your interest by registrer for one or more working groups. If you have input for further groups, please notify us. If you have requests regarding a specific working group, feel free to contact the leader of the group, or the cluster administration. The working Groups are arranging meetings, workshops and other activities.


  1. Home market (Leader: Knut Vassbotn, Deep Wind Offshore)
  2. Market Irland/Scotland (Leader: Alfred Risan, MRC Global Norway)
  3. Market Spain/Portugal (Leader: Einar Tollaksvik, Saga Subsea)
  4. Contracts  (Leader: Jørn Uggerud, Advokatfirmaet Hjort)
  5. Education, courses, certification & HSE (Leader: Frank Emil Moen, Energy Innovation)
  6. R&D (Leader: Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa, Universitetet i Stavanger)
  7. Financing (Leader: Ivar Slengesol, Eksportkreditt)
  8. Maritime Operations, Installation, O & M  (Leader: Joacim Buch Andreassen,  Aker Solutions)
  9. Simulation and Digitalization (Leader: Magne Berg, Head of Assurance Solutions in PAS)
  10. Market France (Leader: Tore Hafte Staalelsen, Managing director RTS)

It is possible to registrer for more than one working group.

Knut Vassbotn

Working Group Leader - Home market

mobile: +47 959 39 400

Knut is CEO of the company Deep Wind Offshore. Knut is member of the steering committee in Norwegian Offshore Wind.

Alfred Risan

Working Group Leader - Market Ireland / Scotland

mobile: +47 977 49 760

Alfred has a position as Business Development Manager at MRC Global Norway.

Einar Tollaksvik

Working Group Leader - Market Spain / Portugal

mobile: +47 906 94 490

Einar is Managing Director at Saga Subsea in Haugesund and member of the steering committee in Norwegian Offshore Wind.

Jørn Uggerud

Working Group Leader - Contracts

mobile: +47 975 40 185

Jørn A. Uggerud is a lawyer and partner in the law firm Hjort DA in Oslo, and has three decades of experience with contract law, company law and transaction-related assistance to clients in Norway and abroad, both privately owned companies and publicly owned companies and agencies.

Frank Emil Moen

Working Group Leader - Education, certification & HSE

mobile: +47 915 91 714

Frank Emil is Managing Director at Energy Innovation in Egersund, and Development Manager and member of the steering committee at Norwegian Offshore Wind.

Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa

Working Group Leader - R&D

mobile: +47 480 22 045

Kristin is Energy Director at the University in Bergen, and she is also member of the steering committee at Norwegian Offshore Wind. 

Ivar Slengesol

Working Group Leader - Financing

mobile: +47 991 14 110

Ivar is VP New Energy Solutions - Eastern Hemisphere at TGS, and he is also member of the steering committee of Norwegian Offshore Wind.

Joacim Buch Andreassen

Working Group Leader - Maritime operations, installation, operations & maintenance

mobile: +47 907 90 443

Marine Operation Manager at Aker Solutions. He has a long experience in marine operations also from positions as Operational Director Subsea at Solstad Offshore and Master on Construction Vessels.

Magne Berg

Working Group Leader - Simulation & Digitalization

mobile: +47 913 04 702

Magne Berg is Head of Assurance Solutions in PAS (Performance and Assurance Solutions)

Tore Hafte Staalelsen

Working Group Leader - Market France

mobile: +47 928 65 656

Tore has a position as Managing Director at RTS.

About us

Our goal is to increase profits by cooperating on innovation and market opportunities in offshore wind.

Come explore offshore wind in the Canary Islands

Spain has high ambitions for offshore wind. Here is Haizea manufacuring offshore wind towers in Bilbao. PHOTO: Arne Vatnøy/Norwegian Offshore WindWe are organizing a study trip for Norwegian companies who want to learn more about the offshore wind market and coming...

We are launching an export program for Japan

PHOTO: Arne Vatnøy/Norwegian Offshore WindTogether with our partners Innovation Norway and NORWEP we invite 15 companies to join the program Global Growth Offshore Wind Japan.Japan is an emerging market for offshore wind. In October last year, the “Sixth Strategic...

We are ready for Arendalsuka!

PHOTO: Arne Vatnøy/Norwegian Offshore WindDuring Norway´s biggest political workshop, we invite you to exciting discussions with leading politicians and experts on export, co-existence, entrepreneurship and industry building. Read more about our program here (In...