Fishing fleet

Large scale renewal of Russian fishing fleet

The Russian fishing fleet faces need for renewal.  Norwegian ship technologies are both known and popular in the Russian market, opening a potential large market for Norwegian maritime industry.  The Russian fishing industry generates an annual income of circa 15 billion Roubles for the state in the form of taxes, yet the fishing fleet is… Read More

7 Reasons for Norwegian Companies to Look to the South African market

South Africa is known for its beautiful beaches and landscape. The country is also known for some of the best wines globally. But the country has more to offer. There is plenty of market opportunities waiting to be grasped. (Photo: Andreas Selter) A gateway to Africa Looking to the South African market, opportunities are not… Read More

Marine Waste – Team Norway in South Africa pushing for solutions through local partnerships

Marine waste is reaching pandemic proportions. Combining private and public resources are essential to reverse this trend, creating new business opportunities for all aspects of waste management in the process. South Africa is taking a leading role for Africa – and for the seven seas. (Illustration: Stephanie Martin / African Marine Waste Network) Norway earlier this… Read More

Turn trash into cash in South Africa

Waste challenges in South Africa brings opportunities for Norwegian companies. South Africa’s growing urban population is putting pressure on the environment in terms of waste management. Norwegian companies might have the technology to solve South Africa’s waste management problems. The waste industry in South Africa consists mainly of waste collection and landfilling. According to Green… Read More

Report points to ocean space for business opportunities

The South African economy is the linchpin of the Sub Saharan Africa region. Its government encourages foreign investment in both the public and private sectors. The Ocean Space is a strategic priority for both Norway and South Africa. South Africa has jurisdiction over one of the largest marine Exclusive Economic Zones in the world, and… Read More

Maritime opportunities in South Africa – a market in a strategic position

South Africa is one of the most active maritime nations in the world. Its ports, ship building and inspection services provide opportunities for Norwegian companies with expertise in a number of fields. South Africa is one of the largest and the most diversified free market economies on the African continent. It is home to over… Read More

Fish or plastic for dinner in 2050?

Plastics in the ocean is a growing problem. In South Africa there are projects within “Marine Waste Management” to facilitate opportunities for innovation. Research published by World Economic Forum shows that we are likely to have more plastics than fish in the oceans 30 years from now. Already mammals, birds and fish are including plastics… Read More

South Africa’s Oceans to be the country’s new gold – this creates genuine opportunities for Norwegian industry

Innovation Norway in South Africa is launching a new Global Growth program tailor made for the Norwegian maritime industry with the ambition and capacity to access tender and other opportunities in this market.  The African continent is the Land of Opportunity, with 20% of the Earth’s landmass, 17% of its population (1,25 billion), the fastest… Read More

Waste challenges in Indonesia

Norwegian clean energy solutions, marine and maritime technology can help Indonesia with their challenges and help the country reach their energy production targets. A country half way across the globe with more than 260 million people, making Indonesia the world’s 4th most populous country in the world behind China, India and the US, but only… Read More

Sustainable use of the Ocean – The Norway – South Africa Science week 2017

For the second time Team Norway and South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology are hosting Norway – South Africa Science week in Pretoria, South Africa. Following up on last year’s success, this year’s focus will be on green maritime – sustainable use of the ocean. The objective is to explore opportunities for cooperation between… Read More