Port of Haugesund is located in the Haugesund region, right between the two largest cities on the Western coastline of Norway, Bergen and Stavanger. The region is a maritime hub with Norwegian Maritime Authority, international shipping companies, a leading subsea cluster, among others, are located here.
Haugesund is also the offshore wind capitol of Norway, led by Norwegian offshore wind cluster and Marin Energy Test Centre, Norway. Utsira Nord is located west of Haugesund and is a 1010 square kilometers large area for developing floating offshore wind projects. It provides opportunities for smaller project from a technological perspective, as well as for large commercial floating wind projects.
Haugesund Cargo Terminals at Husøy is one of the largest traffic ports in Western Norway. The port is already one of the most important hubs in the country, and the port will play an even greater role in the future. The unique combination of being a National Fishery port in combination with a modern container terminal, ro-ro, project and general cargo ads benefits to both industries. Conditions are well facilitated for the development of new commercial areas in the corridor between the traffic and fishing ports at Husøy and Haugesund Airport, Karmøy. In the future, this area will become even more attractive as a result of new road systems, increased scheduled ship traffic and good air connections in the immediate vicinity. Haugesund Cargo Terminals, Husøy, will play an important role in the offshore wind industry in the near future.
At the far end of Haugesund, just at the entrance to the city, is Haugesund Subsea- & Offshorebase, Killingøy. The base consists of companies like Equinor with its PRS pool, Saga Subsea, Deep Ocean and Olufsen Shipservice. These companies are leaders in the industry, which means that there is a lot of innovation going on at Killingøy. World records in operations on ever deeper waters are set, in line with the rapid development. Karmsund Port Authorities owns and develops both buildings and land on Killingøy. We have also set aside areas on Killingøy, dedicated to offshore wind. During the past year there has been a significant development of the base in general. Point quays have been filled, and full quays have been worked up. It has been invested in shore power systems, and the entire base has been given a new lighting system, with led lights and smart control. Today, the base has 5 different quays, with plenty of room for the offshore fleet to access all the services they may need. This is how we as a port and landlord facilitate, so that our tenants can develop further.