Introducing the Next Energy

Meet the 11 most promising Norwegian companies that focus on clean energy technology, offshore renewables, new energy solutions and more environmental friendly production of oil and gas at ONS 2018.

Next Energy is an initiative by Innovation Norway and tailored to companies that focus on UN’s Sustainability Developments Goal #7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all and for companies who focus on more environmental friendly solutions for the oil and gas sector.

11 companies have been selected by Innovation Norway to join them at the ONS Clean Energy Park in hall 9. The companies consist of both young startup companies as well as more mature companies and were selected based on their clean energy solutions.

In preparation for ONS, the companies have gone through a competence session organised and implemented by Innovation Norway’s partner Accel. Some of the topics addressed were:

·     Sales and marketing expertise
·     Presentation skills training
·     Development marketing material for ONS (web pages, printed material, video)

Let’s take a closer look at some of the companies participating

Green Entrans

Jørn Haugvaldstad and Ane Haugvaldstad of Green Entrans

Green Entrans has developed a new and cost-effective foundation and installation concept for oil platforms and offshore windfarm structures called MC-7. The MC-7 foundations are applied in all Green Entrans product solutions for both offshore wellhead platforms, windturbine and power substations.

The foundation enables assembly, pre-commissioning testing onshore followed by transport and offshore installation of the complete unit. The structures will be delivered installed offshore, thus eliminating the use of a crane vessel. The MC-7 solution has the potential of a 30-50% cost reduction over todays marked.

“We see great interest from the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Equinor and Ocean Installer are supporting the technology qualification testing. The University of Stavanger is our research partner for the testing. The development has received funding from Innovation Norway, VRI Rogaland and the Regional Research Council” says CEO of Green Entrans, Jørn Haugvaldstad.

Green Entrans’ technology has been developed over a period of two years, and the founder Jørn Haugvaldstad is planning for a commercial launch towards the end of 2018.

“We are looking forward to participating at ONS, expanding our network, especially within the offshore wind sector,” says Haugvaldstad. Come and meet us at the Innovation Norway stand -Hall 9 booth 9445


Kalkulo, a technology company that provides software solutions for the energy sector has developed Torch, a windfarm asset management software tool developed with support from Statkraft.

Christian Tarrou and Dalia Dargyte of Kalkulo

“Statkraft searched the market without finding a good enough product providing them with the level of insight and control needed to maximise the short and long-term profit,” explains Christian Tarrou, Project Director at Kalkulo. “Statkraft therefore asked us to develop a pilot that would meet their asset management needs.”

With the help of Torch, wind turbine data from fleet scale down to individual turbines are combined into business-critical information key to important decision making. Statkraft has been using the software since 2017.

“Our technology is ready for market and we are now looking to meet customers and potential sales partners. ONS is a unique opportunity to reach a global audience and engage with the energy community,” says Tarrou.


European Mud Company

European Mud Company (EMC) has developed a new generation of environmentally friendly drilling fluid products for better and more cost-effective drilling.

Tore Grelland, Karl Ronny Klungtvedt og Jan Kristian Vasshus of EMC

The EMC smart fluid technology consists of speciality products for improving wellbore integrity and eliminating fluid losses. The products can be used in any drilling fluid system. EMC’s portfolio also contains a new water-based drilling fluid system, designed to replace oil-based drilling fluids in a range of applications.

“A typical North-Sea well drilled with oil-based mud would generate around 1000 tons of contaminated cuttings, which alone would cost around 1 million Euro to dispose of. This product is environmentally friendly and enables less usage of oil-based mud,” says Karl Ronny Klungtvedt, CEO at EMC.

EMC recently did a successful pilot in the Middle-East and is experiencing a growing interest from companies in the Middle East region.

«ONS is an important international arena for us to meet with new customers and potential partners. As a start-up we are looking forward to showing the international energy industry what our company has to offer,” Klungtvedt says.                                                                                                

Pitching for Next Energy

The 11 companies will pitch their solutions to potential investors at the ONS Centre Court Monday 27 August, hosted by Innovation Norway CEO Anita Krohn Traaseth. Join us and hear more from some of the most promising Norwegian energy solutions companies.