Erna Solberg, The Norwegian Prime Minister, held a speech at Agderkonferansen January 24 in Kristiansand. She talked mainly about the challanges Norwegian Oil and Gas industry is facing, and that R&D must be a tool for the industry to meet these challenges. The SFI Offshore Mechatronics project is handling these issues, and the reseach done in the center will hopefully contribute to this development.
Agder is one of the regions in Norway that suffers the most of declining oil prices and lack of order reserves. This is one of the main reason for the Center to speed up and get results back to the partners as soon as possible.