🇳🇴 Martin Hennum joins the team!

April 24, 2023

Press release from Ocean Hyway Cluster

Martin Hennum joins the team! Hennum will play a critical role in developing export opportunities for the Norwegian hydrogen industry.

Ocean Hyway Cluster is excited to announce our new Export Manager: Martin Hennum! Hennum brings an extensive international experience from the Norwegian and French business support systems to the team. The position as Export Manager is shared between Ocean Hyway Cluster and H2Cluster, presenting a unique opportunity for the emerging hydrogen industry in Norway.

Increasing Norway’s export share

The 108 member companies in Ocean Hyway Cluster and H2Cluster contributes to a greener future by developing hydrogen-based solutions. As Export Manager, Hennum will work closely with these members to increase their export share.

“We are thrilled to have Martin Hennum join our team as Export Manager,” says Kristin Svardal, CEO of the Ocean Hyway Cluster. “His experience will be invaluable for us as we continue to develop sustainable shipping solutions that will benefit both the industry and the environment”.

CEO of the Ocean Hyway Cluster, Kristin Svardal, is thrilled to have Martin Hennum as a part in her team.

Martin Hennum’s large network from working at Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs comes in handy when working with export. Hennum himself is excited about joining the team:

“I am looking forward to joining the great team in Ocean Hyway Cluster. I have followed Ocean Hyway Cluster for a few years and I know that they are central in developing the maritime hydrogen value chain”, says Hennum.

“Together with the industry, we take part in creating business solutions that will contribute to developing green business ideas but most importantly more sustainable solutions within a global industry. I am happy that I can join the cluster on this journey!”

Martin Hennum brings an extensive international experience to the team.

Partnering up with H2Cluster

The hydrogen networks Ocean Hyway Cluster and H2Cluster have had close cooperation through 2022. Together with partners, they won a High Potential Opportunities (HPO) tender from Innovation Norway to position the industry in Norway towards export to Germany. Now the clusters are taking their collaboration a step further by signing a partnership agreement and engaging Martin Hennum as a shared Export Manager.

The two clusters’ will in 2023 work closely in particular 3 areas:

  1. Export

  2. Project development and financing

  3. Upscaling the market

The OHC administration looks forward to even closer cooperation with the H2Cluster in the time to come. Welcome on board, Martin!


Feel free to get in touch with Martin Hennum for questions on export and internationalization.

Martin Hennum

Export Manager

Originally published on 24 April.

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