SFI BLUES Partners

The centre involves active cooperation between research partners and user partners.

Research Partners

SINTEF Ocean is the host institution for SFI BLUES. SINTEF Ocean is involved in all work packages and is responsible for WP1 Novel concepts and WP2 Digital Fjordlab. SINTEF Ocean contributes to SFI BLUES with expertise in marine hydrodynamics, marine structures and scientific software development. SINTEF Industry is involved in work packages 1, 2 and 3, and manages WP6 Advanced materials technologi. SINTEF Industry contributes to SFI BLUES with expertise in material science.


NTNU Department of marine technology is involved in all work packages and responsible for WP3 Design optimization and WP5 Wave structure interaction. NTNU will host most PhD students, post docs and master students. NTNU contributes to SFI BLUES with expertise in marine hydrodynamics and marine structures.


The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is involved in work packages 1, 2, 3 and 4, and manages WP7 Mooring and anchors. NGI contributes to SFI BLUES with geotechnical expertise.


The Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET) is involved in work packages 1 and 2 and manages WP4 Marine environment. MET contributes to SFI BLUES with metocean expertise.

User Partners

Equinor: End user / operator. Contribution: Floating wind and floating solar.


Statens Vegvesen: End user / operator. Contribution: Floating bridges and submerged tunnels.


Dr Techn. Olav Olsen: Engineering consultants. Contribution: Design and engineering expertise.


Aker Solutions: Engineering consultants. Contribution: Design and engineering expertise with emphasis on floating wind and aquaculture.


Hydro: Technology provider. Contribution: Expertise on aluminum.


Ocean Sun: Technology provider. Contribution: Floating PV.


DNV: Classification society. Contribution: Rules and regulations, engineering
expertise, assurance and risk management, provider
of digital solutions.


APL Norway: Technology provider
Contribution: Expertise on mooring systems


Delmar Systems: Technology provider
Contribution: Expertise on anchor design and mooring systems


Sevan SSP: Engineering consultants. Contribution: Design and engineering expertise.