It was the second participation at the Nor Shipping trade fair for Bretagne Pole Naval
If the area of shipbuilding hard hit by the crisis in 2009, the year 2010 has brought 2 billion order for 25 shipyards in Norway.
Several Norwegian companies are in contact with French companies and have also been received at the Maison de France with exhibitors of the pavilion organized by Ubifrance, including Bretagne Pole Naval. The opportunity for Brigitte Collet, Ambassador of France in Oslo to introduce the new CEO of ALSTOM Norway, a major player in the Norwegian energy and environment business.
This show is for the cluster Bretagne Pole Naval, an opportunity to make new contacts with ship owners, agents and manufacturers. This is the opportunity to present the offer of companies in the shipbuilding and repair in French Britanny, but also skills in the field of marine renewable energy.
Of the 22 national pavilions presented at Nor Shipping, one of France that included a dozen of stands was visited by Harald V King of Norway, a beautiful tribute to the skill of our naval industry.It is also emphasized that the new electric powered ferry STX Lorient shipyard will build for France has aroused great interest among Norwegian shipowners. The fifth in the world merchant fleet has an extensive network of passengers ferries for domestic shipping routes. The aging fleet needs to be renewed and many ferries to be built soon. Norway is rich in oil and gas has opted for a long time in the LNG propulsion, but the need to reduce carbon emissions leads them to opt for clean energy ... like the all-electric.
No doubt Bretagne Pole Naval will attend the next edition of Nor Shipping Oslo in 2013.