POWER Cluster


As a direct successor of NSR Interreg IIIB’s POWER project, POWER CLUSTER is centred on the development of a strong Offshore Wind Industry (OWI) cluster in the NSR.


1 – Building on our Capacity for Innovation

Area of Intervention

1.2 Building the transnational dimension of clusters and research and innovation networks

Core activities include a strengthened stakeholder and business-to-business network, leading to knowledge transfer and bringing together complementary expertise to create more innovation in the sector, energy grid reinforcement across the NSR, developed skills training courses (including higher education and addressing unemployment) to create benefits for restructuring regions, and raise acceptance among the wider public as a basis for wider roll-out of wind energy installations.

Expected Outcomes

– Offshore Wind Energy (OWE) industry classification system, interactive OW cluster map for the NSR,

– Common curricula for OWE business management programmes / qualification at Bachelors and Masters levels for the NSR,

– On-line innovation platform to match-make research & business sectors in the NSR,

– Transnational update on the NSR State of the Art of the industry: Exploring NSR’s origins of different supply chain components,

– Report about workforce transformations to tackle workforce shortages in OWI.

Norsk prosjekteier

Greater Stavanger Economic Development AS


01.07.2008 - 30.06.2011


Total: 4 998 942 €

Andre partnere

BIS Bremerhavener Gesellschaft für Investitionsförderung und Stadtentwicklung mbH
Senator für Umwelt, Bau, Verkehr und Europa des Landes Bremen (SUBVE)
Hochschule Bremerhaven (HS BHV)
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (UNI OL)
Stiftung Offshore Windenergie (SOW)
Landesregierung Schleswig- Holstein, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Verkehr (WIMI SH)
Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (WAK)
Suffolk County Council Environment & Transport (SCC)
East of England Energy Group (EEEGr)
Northumberland College (NC)
South Denmark European Office (SDEO)
Offshore Center Danmark (OCD)
Aalborg Universiteit Department of Civil Engineering (AAU)
Technische Universiteit Delft, Section Wind Energy, Faculty LR (TUD)
Greater Stavanger (GS)
Chalmers University of Technology, Dept. of Energy + Environment, Div. of Electric Power Eng. (CHA)
Öckerö kommun (ÖCK)