“Creating streams” in the energy and maritime industry

The first Norway-Philippines conference on sea and energy will be held Create streams at the Manila Peninsula Hotel in October, celebrating strong business relationships in the maritime and energy sectors.

More than 45 speakers and experts from Norway and the Philippines tackle the most pressing issues of our time. The conference aims to promote sustainability and innovation in both sectors.

“Norway is a long-standing partner of the Philippines. Our maritime cooperation spans over 100 years. We are bringing a century-old Norwegian tall ship to celebrate our shared maritime history,” said Norwegian Ambassador-designate to the Philippines Christian Halaas Lyster.

“We are also looking to extend these strong ties to new industries, such as renewable energy, where Norwegian companies have a lot to offer,” he added.

The conference will coincide with the arrival of the 108-year-old Norwegian ship Statsraad Lemkuhl in Manila. The ship is currently on a global voyage around the world under A Ocean dispatch, a global campaign that shares knowledge about the importance of the ocean in achieving sustainable development for the future. Stratsraad Lemkuhl serves as a floating academic/training vessel for students, scientists and professionals worldwide and arrives in Manila from Ishigaki, Japan.


Shipping Conference | October 13, 2022

Today, more than 25,000 Filipinos work on Norwegian-controlled and Norwegian-owned ships. In addition, more than 50 companies with Norwegian shipping interests are established in the Philippines.

Norway is the fourth largest maritime country in the world in terms of value, and one of the leading countries in maritime technology and zero-emission solutions for the maritime sector. The goal is ambitious: by 2050, the entire Norwegian fleet will be carbon neutral.

The conference will present solutions and technologies for the current transition period and for the carbon neutral near future. Solutions and technologies involving hydrogen, ammonia, bioenergy and offshore wind – to name but a few.

These rapid changes in the industry along with global socio-economic uncertainties will require agility from ship owners and managers to attract, retain and recruit for the future. Skills enhancement and skill development become even more important. With world-class Filipino talent, the partnership of Norway and

The Philippines will continue to go from strength to strength.


Energy Conference | October 14, 2022

Norway is a global leader in renewable energy and ready to support the Philippines in its goal to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix by 30% by 2030.

“Norwegian companies and investors can play a crucial role in providing renewable energy solutions to the Philippines. This includes for example the development of offshore wind and floating solar, in addition to LNG as a transition energy source,” says

Ambassador designate of Norway to the Philippines Christian Halaas Lyster.

Norway is not a newcomer to the Philippine energy market. Norwegian company Scatec owns and operates four hydropower players with Aboitiz Energy. Their joint venture, SN Aboitiz Power, also installed floating solar technology on the Magat Dam in 2019. The technology was provided by Ocean Sun, another Norwegian company. Others are also planning to deploy innovative solutions for floating solar in the Philippines.

Regarding liquefied natural gas (LNG), BW, based in Oslo, is a partner of the local company FirstGen LNG in the development of LNG capacities for the country. The BW FSRU facility and the BW Batangas vessel, an LNG processing facility, is the first project of the five-year LNG partnership.

Norway also welcomes the introduction of new renewable energy technologies, where the Philippines has a competitive advantage. A recent World Bank report showed that the country has the potential to develop up to 178 GW of offshore wind power. Norwegian companies are eager to explore these opportunities with local partners in the Philippines.

The two-day conference is organized by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila, the Norwegian Training Center (NTC), the Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA) and the Philippines and Norway Business Council (PNBC). For more information on the conference, please visit: Norway-Philippines ConferenceMaritime & Energy | Create streams together