Norway: Aker Solutions to Open Technology Experience Center
In April 2012 Aker Solutions opens the doors to the company’s new 2 000 square metre technology experience centre in Oslo, Norway. The centre aims to demonstrate the art of engineering at its best, and show how science subjects contribute towards development of technology and what this means to society as a whole.
The technology experience centre, with the current working title of Engineering Expo, is part of a new large scale construction project at Fornebu outside Oslo. At the K2 lot, close to Aker Solutions’ headquarters, new offices for Aker Solutions is currently being built, with Engineering Expo and a new hotel and conference centre by Nordic Choice Hotels – called Quality Hotel Expo – part of the same complex.
A unique collaboration is planned between the hotel and Engineering Expo. The partnership is the first of its kind in Norway, where a technology experience centre and a hotel plus conference centre are cooperating closely. This offers many exciting opportunities.
“When we started planning the new building complex, we identified an opportunity to tell a story about engineering and technology development to a broad audience,” says EVP Communications in Aker Solutions, Geir Arne Drangeid(photo), who adds that the centre will accommodate all age groups.
Source: Aker Solutions, March 24, 2011;