On Friday 9th of August Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster arranged a successful offshore wind seminar in Haugesund together with Aker Solutions, informing regional businesses and politicians about the business opportunities already exciting in the global marked, and in special the extended possibilities if we are able to set up a home marked. The Mayor of Haugesund Mr. Arne-Christian Mohn, Mr. Knut Vassbotn, Head of Business Development Offshore wind at Aker Solutions was together with the other presenters, Mr. Håkon Vevang from Østensjø, Mr. Magne Bjelland from Kværner, Mr. Tormod Karlsen from Haugaland Business Development and Mr. Arvid Nesse, Managing Director from Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster clear on the crucial need for governmental support to develop a home marked for offshore wind, to be able to build a strong Norwegian Supply Chain for floating offshore wind, taking a considerable share of the fast growing global marked. The same was done for the development of Oil & Gas in Norway, and for Onshore wind in Denmark – and will be needed for Floating Offshore Wind, keeping Norway in the fore front of this technology development.