Klinge Corporation traveled to Norway to attend Offshore North Seas (ONS), one of the world’s leading events for the international energy industry.
The focus of this year’s event was on changes, as the ONS website said: "Energy requirements and consumption has increased, and continues to do so dramatically. The climate is changing, which in turn spurs change and action from the global community. Access to resources is also shifting its centre of gravity and affects the markets, such as how shale gas has done.
"We know that everything changes, so the question is what is around the next corner. Which natural resources will be most in demand? Which will we stop turning into energy? Will renewable forms of energy become commercial enough to create an explosion in innovation and business development such as that in the oil and gas industry? It is the combined global technology industry that drives the world forward. The oil and gas industry is a natural component of this high-tech wheel."
Held from 25-28 August 2014, ONS comprised an exhibition, conference and festival. The event brought more than 91,000 people to the city of Stavanger, which is home to Scandinavia’s largest oil company, Statoil.
The festival was held each night on the harbour and centred around 14 regional pavilions for the purpose of sharing local culture and gastronomy. Throughout the festival, numerous musicians and bands performed, including Ylvis, singers of the YouTube phenomenon "What does the fox say." The festival culminated with a fireworks display.
Klinge Corporation vice-president Allan Klinge presented the company’s offshore refrigerated containers to oil executives and government officials. The equipment is specially designed for harsh conditions of offshore environments. Klinge Corporation’s offshore refrigerated containers are rated for Hazardous Zone 1 & 2 European ATEX and US NEC Div. 1 and 2.