CIAM – Cluster on Industrial Asset Management

The Centre for Industrial Asset Management (CIAM) is a collaborative network comprising various companies and a university focusing on industrial asset management.

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About CIAM

The Centre for Industrial Asset Management (CIAM) is a collaborative network comprising various companies and a university focusing on industrial asset management. While the University of Stavanger (UiS) administers CIAM, the member companies control it via a board.

The main objectives of CIAM are to facilitate technological and competence development within pertinent fields through dialogues between the university and the member companies and inter-company discussions.

CIAM fosters collaboration between companies and universities by keeping them updated about new national and international trends and opportunities. It takes the initiative in establishing and participating in research and development projects within CIAM's scope. A significant role of CIAM is contributing to the education of highly qualified students within its areas of interest and implementing relevant educational initiatives.

The core focus areas of CIAM include Analytics, Innovation, Digitalization, and Industry 4.0. These areas are explored primarily through meeting series within subject areas such as Operation and Maintenance, Safety and Risk, Data Management, Human Capital, Asset Economy, and Engineering.

By encouraging knowledge transfer and experience exchange between companies, research forums, and universities, both nationally and internationally, CIAM strives to advance industrial asset management through its unique collaborative model.


Introduction to Asset Performance Forecasting

Thu. 25.04.2024


Kjølv Egelands hus, UiS Ullandhaug Campus
C-285 (Asset Lab)
News from CIAM Members

EU Sucess Story in Eigersund Municipality

It’s a big pleasure to announce that Eigersund Næring og Havn (ENH)/Eigersund municipality will receive new EU funding from INTERREG program – North sea region.

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EU Funded

EU success story in Eigersund municipality 

There is 48,6 million euros for 14 new projects. ENH is partner of two of these projects: 

  • D4A Data for All. Data-driven Public Service Delivery in the North Sea Region. We’re 19 Partners from seven North Sea states and will develop seven state-of-the-art innovative data-related concepts in a novel approach of national pilot consortia collaborating via four transnational spheres. The overall scientific and practical knowledge will be fed into the D4A roadmap, a digital content platform providing intuitive hands-on support and step by step guide to municipalities and regional authorities from all over Europe. 
  • REDII Ports Renewable Energy Development and Intelligent Implementation in PORTS.  The objective of this project is to determine the conditions for blueprinting a medium-to-long term strategy that enables ports to become springboard for new green energy developments in the said fields.  The results o this project This will allow at least 250 ports/involved external organizations to increase their capacity to take informed decisions on the matter. 

We, from Eigersund, a small municipality in Norway located in the southwest coast of Norway, are so proud to be part (until now) of 6 EU projects. Currently, we have so diversified projects from decarbonizing islands, digitalization, renewables, and low carbon energy. Below you can find more information about other projects that we’re involved. 

Egersund (the main city of Eigersund municipality) will also become a pilot for a project in Wind energy education (T-SHORE) via ERASMUS plus program. For this project the partner is  Energy Innovation. 

Finally, from October we start a project on waste to Energy, CARBIOW – Carbon Negative Biofuels from Organic Waste . This is research and innovation project which received the max score from the Horizon Europe program, excellent. This project will be developed by Svåheia Eiendom AS (SEAS). We’re work package leader on business and exploitation, and this will involve 3 municipalities: Eigersund, Sokndal and Bjerkreim, located in Rogaland region, in Norway. 

We’re small but with great ambitions. You will certainly hear about our success developing EU projects since Egersund is now a Horizon hot spot! 

Thematic Areas

Our ongoing mission is to foster collaboration, continuous innovation, and value creation.


These Thematic areas provide an open environment where our experts and partners interact, discuss challenges, share knowledge, and work toward finding innovative solutions.

Members can address their challenges thru various activities, including thematic seminars, workshops with global experts, study sessions, conferences, and joint-industry projects. This design keeps our partners one step ahead by promoting a knowledge cluster that is both dynamic and productive.

We currently focus on the following thematic areas:

Thematic Areas

CIAM Membership

As a member of CIAM, you join a network of competent people who share the same professional interest as you. You get the opportunity to participate in discussions in the professional knowledge hubs of your interest.

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You also get the opportunity to initiate student projects at your company. This can be at bachelor, master or PhD level.

We offer two kinds of memberships:

  • Company membership, where any number of participants from the company can attend any CIAM event.
  • Individual membership is for those who work in a company which is not a member of CIAM. You can sign up as personal member and get access to areas of interest, exactly like company members.

For more information about CIAM  membership, contact us at

Company membership

To develop networks between companies and between the company and the university is essential for a company which wants to develop well. The different professional environments within the company needs to connect to different partners to be relevant for the daily work. CIAM offers a unique opportunity to achieve this. Through the different thematic areas, the company can develop networks on several levels where different people connect to the relevant partners. As company member, there are no limitations on the number of employees participating on any of the arrangements at CIAM. The membership is also a good opportunity to run student projects at the company on any level (bachelor, master or Ph.D). This also represents a possibility for the company to recruit and check out possible future employees. The student projects will be a cooperation between the student, the company, and the supervisor from the university. Since the university is an active member of CIAM, the company membership also implies a possibility for the company to influence the direction in which the university should develop. The company will have a saying in what skills the university should develop and teach to educate future employees who will be relevant to the industry. The membership fee is dependent on the revenue of the company. For the smallest companies, the fee is 15.000 NOK, while it is 49.000 NOK for the biggest. Do not hesitate to contact us at to discuss membership for your company.

Individual membership

As a network of competence, we want to include companies, professional environments, and individuals who fucus on operation and maintenance of critical equipment or assets. Through our activities we want all the individuals participating to develop their competence to be better contributors to increased value creation at the companies where they are employed. We know there are a lot of individuals in companies who possess a deep competence or interest in asseet management, but where the company itself is not a CIAM member. Thus we have opened up for individual membership. As individual member you have the same rights as employees assosiated with a company membership. This means you can sign up to any arrangement in the CIAM network. You can sign up for any of the arrangements and develop your network. For a company membership, the company can sign up any and how many they want of their employees to all arrangements within CIAM. The individual membership is personal and can therefore not be transferred to other persons in your company. In addition, also company members influence the network most, since they are the only ones eligible to vote in the yearly general assembly meeting. The yearly fee for the individual membership is 3000 NOK. For more information about CIAM  membership, contact us at

Cluster Lead

Professor Jan Frick UiS Business School E-mail:

Our goal:

"Increased value creation and reduced risk exposure for our industrial partners"

Jan Frick

It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen

Bill Aulet , MIT

Previous CIAM Events

Past arrangements, events and Lunch Seminars under the auspices of CIAM:

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  • Sustainable Energy Solutions for Offshore Oil and Gas: An AI-Powered Microgrid Optimization Approach, Reyhaneh Banihabib, UiS, 18.01.2024
  • Addressing Asset Integrity Management Challenges in Closely Spaced Welds Fabrication, Dr. R.M. Chandima Ratnayake, UiS, 10.01.2024


  • Sustainable Asset Management, Jan Fric (CIAM), Jawad Raza (Moreld Apply), Henrik Degler (Metroselskabet I/S), Saurabh Kumar (Aker BP), Oddbjørn Johnsen (Ptil), Oddvar Kaarmo (Vegvesenet), Trevor Moar (Moreld Ocean Wind), Eivind Aune (DNV), 27.10.2023
  • Can application of the ISO 55000 series, Asset Management, contribute to increased value creation and competitiveness?, Eivind Aune, DNV, 21.09.2023
  • Advanced Production Planning and Requirements for Sustainability, Kenn Steger-Jensen, Universitetet I Ålborg, 31.08.2024
  • Working with logistics improvements. Examples from the Norwegian Continental Shelf, Arne-Kjetil Nilsen, Wintershall, 24.08.2023
  • Advanced Testing and Digital Twinning of Large-scale Composite Structures, Xiao Chen, DTU, 30.05.2023
  • A system of connected and assured digital twins – one of the key solutions to resolve the energy trilemma, Ove Heitmann Hansen, DNV, 11.05.2023
  • Offshore Wind: Turbine Concepts and software development, Muk Chen Ong, UiS, 16.03.2023
  • Corrosion Under Insulation - One of the largest integrity challenges in Norwegian Oil & Gas industry, Frode Wiggen, DNV, 08.03.2023
  • Innovative Usage of Open Address Data for Generating B2B Leads, Michael Brogaard Jensen, Vimento, 09.02.2023


  • VALUE-BASED AND INTELLIGENT ASSET MANAGEMENT THROUGH DIGITAL SERVICES, Alberto Polenghi, Alessandro Ruberti, Iren Roda, Marco Macchi, Politecnico di Milano, 14.12.2022
  • A FRAMEWORK FOR ASSET CENTERED SERVITIZATION BASED ON MICRO-SERVICES, Alessandro Ruberti, Politecnico di Milano, 14.12.2022
  • CIAM Digital Twin Day, Students, Idriss El-Thalji, Gaute Terning and Eric Christian Brun from UiS, Jawad Elomari from Sintef, 17.11.2022
  • Digital Tunnel – Ready before it’s built, Michael Geck, Siemens, 26.10.2022
  • The new standard for Corrosion Management, Martin Ejlskov Hansen, Semco Maritime, 15.09.2022
  • CIAM/LIAM Industrial day - potential Master Thesis presentations, Idriss El-Tahlji, UiS, 07.09.2022
  • How can companies benefit from the master thesis projects? Idriss El-Tahlji, UiS, 24.08.2022
  • Reliability Analysis of CO2 Removal Units in the Natural Gas Industry, Johannes Heller(Oceaneering, 24.06.2022
  • Technology Trends at Hannover Messe 2022, Idriss El-Thalji+Students(UiS, 22.06.2022
  • University Innovation Hubs as Central Actors in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems, Utku Ali Riza Alpaydin, UiS, 30.05.2022
  • Carbon capture – challenges with CO2 from a safety perspective, Terje Egeberg, ORS Consulting, 23.05.2022
  • Company visit to Oceaneering arranged by CIAM, Casey Glenn, Harald Rødseth, Christopher Lyon, Oceaneering, 19.05.2022
  • CIAM Hub møte: Besøk hos Haugstad Møbel, Steinar Gulaker, Haugstad Møbel, 10.05.2022
  • Experience with safety work in Industrial projects in relation to Offshore projects, Terje Egeberg, ORS Consulting, 21.04.2022
  • Smartproduksjon: Digitalisering -Sirkulærøkonomi - Samfunnsansvar, Steinar Gulaker, Haugstad Møbel, 30.03.2022
  • Risk Management – Lesson learned from Swedish industry,  Jan Nählinder, ORS Consulting, 11.03.2022
  • Alternative use of offshore assets, Benedicte Härding Søreide, Moreld Apply, 23.02.2022
  • Cross-industry Comparison of Asset Management Practices: Takeaway for New Industries, Syed Taha and Trevor Moar, Moreld Apply, 17.02.2022
  • Later life in workplace, Reidar J. Mykletun, UiS, 20.01.2022
  • Cyber Security in Industry 4.0, Sokratis Katsikas, NORCICS/NTNU, 13.01.2022


  • How well do we know the national renewable energy test facilities? Anouk-Letizia Firle, Sustainable Energy, 16.12.2021
  • Digital transformation and better decisions. Is it related? Thorvald Gundersen, Rambase, 01.12.2021
  • Digital Twins in Shell, World Class Technology – Made in Norway, Mariann Forsberg og Endre Nisja, Shell, 30.11.2021
  • Hybrid workspace: Straight forward and a simple way of organizing work? Espen Olsen, UiS, 24.11.2021
  • Digitalisering og Lean hos R.Stahl Tranberg, Kjell Are Berg-Hagen, R.Stahl Tranberg, 07.10.2021
  • Den digitale jernbanen – muligheter og utfordringer, Sverre Kjenne, Bane NOR, 23.09.2021
  • Mixed Reality Applications for Safety Trainings in Wind Energy Sector: A Case Study, Sharath Chandar Joghee, UiS, 09.09.2021
  • AI eller maskinlæring - Hva kan det brukes til? Tom Ryen, UiS, 01.09.2021
  • Use of predictive maintenance in cloud service system for offshore vessels, Master student Oscar Holmås, UiS, 18.06.2021
  • Identifisering av relevante kostnader – en forutsetning for å kunne ta gode beslutninger, Ola Barkved, UiS, 09.06.2021
  • Are Norsok and ISO methodology applicable to the wind power industry? Master students Carina Berstad and Markus Bratten Gjøvåg, UiS, 04.06.2021
  • Applying Industry 4.0: Work processes and Techniques– A new course at UiS, Idriss El-Thalij, UiS, 03.06.2021
  • Meeting Asset optimization targets: Processes, methods and solutions: Case studies and best practices, Ove Hansen and Syed Taha, Apply, 06.05.2021
  • Evidence-based evaluation of growth opportunities - Making use of insights from relatedness and complexity research, Tom Brökel, UiS, 05.05.2021
  • Organizing for Innovation: B2B Projects, Task Configuration, and Outcomes, Elham Ghazimatin, UiS, 22.04.2021
  • Developing Employees and Competency-based Recruitment at NOV, Kathrine Borsheim, NOV, 15.04.2021
  • Risk engineering in the insurance business, Ruben Pedersen, ORS, 13.04.2021
  • Risk-based asset management, Christian Juel Adamsen, ORS, 24.03.2021
  • The Operator 4.0 Vision for a Collaborative and Augmented Workforce, David Romero Diaz, Tekniske Universitetet Monterrey, 18.03.2021
  • Upskilling is urgent - how can we meet this challenge? Anne-Lene Festervoll, PwC, 11.03.2021
  • Key principles within process safety, Thomas Fylking, ORS, 03.03.2021
  • Will the promised impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning become reality also for the Norwegian Oil & Gas industry?  Hans Petter Ellingsen, DNV GL, 25.02.2021
  • Framtida for Olje og Gass, Thom Fosselie, Ptil, 11.02.2021