70th NTHS Norway
The "Nordiske Tekniska Högskolas Skibbsbyggare" (NTHS) congress is a major event in the Nul-Kryds year. This years NTHS was held in Norway in Ålesund and Trondheim.
Although Sweden has experienced a reduction in heavy industry much like Denmark, the hosts still managed to put together an excellent program with loads of different company visits and opportunities for socializing and networking.
The Swedish maritime industry is particularly known for small-craft and specialized vessels, this was well reflected in the program, which offered interesting presentations and visits to a variety of different companies dealing with all sorts of things from yacht design, lightweight materials and innovative propulsion systems to specialized naval vessels and autonomous underwater vehicles.
Along with the technical program, the participants could enjoy each other’s company and meet friends from previous years as well as form new relationships with new participants. NTHS Stockholm also welcomed several ‘old-timers’ on the last days, these are participants who went to NTHS as students but have since graduated. NTHS Stockholm was concluded with a banquet where all participants and old timers had the chance to reminisce about the good times had at this year’s and past NTHS congresses.
The NTHS report can be downloaded here