An experienced engineer laid off in the oil price downturn came up with the idea of Flex2power – a new type of base for wind turbines which also derives energy simultaneously from waves and sun.
A ship’s crane which can double up as a sail when not being used for lifting is being developed by Kristiansand-based Nekkar. That will provide additional propulsion for the vessel and reduce fuel consumption.
Beluga Subsea wanted to do something about the eternal challenge of lifting under water without cranes or gasbags, and came up with a completely new way of approaching the problem.
Health and medicine
Solutions developed for diving are being applied by NUI AS to help post-stroke rehabilitation, cancer patients and people with damage to tissues and the central nervous system.
A machinery monitoring system which allows shipowners to achieve substantial reductions in their maintenance costs has been industrialised by Machine Prognostics.