Norwegian experts and suppliers to Chile

Oppdatert: juni 17

Norwegian Tunnelling Network in close cooperation with Innovation Norway and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Chile, plan to facilitates and coordinate activities for Norwegian experts and suppliers in offering knowledge, experience, services and products in the Chilean market.



In collaboration with Innovation Norway, we plan to follow up the government's action plan for exports, where the goal is to increase Norwegian exports by making strategic activities and investments in the International market. We see many competitive advantages in the Norwegian tunnelling industry and wish to connect these with investigated opportunities in Chile. We will achieve our goals through a close collaboration between the Norwegian Tunnelling Network, Innovation Norway, professional networks, companies, industry organizations, other policy actors and the foreign services.


We wish to use an instrument called High Potensial Opportunity (HPO), a new demand driven export program where Team Norway at large (public business support institutions, ministries, embassies, business clusters and business organizations) will assist Norwegian companies to increase exports and international investments and help facilitating for knowledge and technology cooperation.


As part of this program, we would like to establish a safe-landing office in Santiago, Chile. Launching a customized Global Growth program for participating organizations and institutions, arranging start-up meetings in Norway and planning meetings and conferences in Chile, starting already in June 2021 in Norway and in Chile in September/October 2021.


Through a dialogue between the Chilean authorities/ stakeholders and the Norwegian Tunnelling Network, the market has proven to have a high potential for Norwegian suppliers. In competition with several other nations, Norwegian expertise, experience and methods are considered very interesting for the Chilean market.


The Norwegian tunnel method is the most cost-effective practice in the world within tunnel construction, and Norwegian suppliers can document excellent quality and a correct focus on cost / benefit. Furthermore, Norway is a world leader in digitalization, and the suppliers are competitive through their efficient use of digital tools and systems in planning, construction and operation.


Our initiative starts with a main focus on tunnels and underground structures. But we see this as a broader investment, promoting:

  • Tunnels and underground structures,

  • Bridge and load-bearing structures,

  • Digital planning and digital implementation in projects,

  • ITS (digital management, regulation and monitoring of infrastructure).

In June 2021, we plan to send out invitations to members, professional networks and other stakeholders in Norway, with more information and an opportunity to be a part of the initiative.


The final approval for the initiative, including budget and fundings from the government, will be taken in June 2021.



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