3 JUNE 2019


Bringing green energy to the ships of tomorrow

The marine sector stands on the threshold of rapid transformation, driven in part by the emerging technologies that have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and operate and most certainly owing to the mounting pressure to cost-effectively meet environmental compliance in line with consumer-driven need for change.

The IMO is challenging the industry to strive for carbon-neutrality as soon as the development of new fuels and propulsion systems will allow it.

Co-operation and transparency between partners are key as we form a smarter, cleaner maritime ecosystem and a sustainable bunkering infrastructure for the ships of tomorrow.

This event is a gathering of sharp minds to workshop ideas and to discuss the tools and technologies that will be needed to shape our future.



09.30   Registration and coffee      
10.30   Conference begins – Welcome by Wärtsilä Norway   Hans-Petter Nesse, Managing Director Wärtsilä Norway, and  Director, Services Unit Nordics & Baltic
10.40    Heading for the Century for the Oceans – governance and collaboration towards a greener maritime industry   Bill Hemmings, Director, Aviation and Shipping, Transport and Environment
11.00   Why does the Smart Marine Ecosystem need collaboration and knowledge sharing?   Tamara de Gruyter, Vice President, Marine Business, Area Europe & Africa, Wärtsilä
11.20   "Bringing green energy to the ships of tomorrow" –  Introduction to a new collaboration project
  On stage together: 
• Karen Liseth, Advisor Tender and Study Management, Aker Solutions
• Sif Lundsberg, Project Manager, Innovation and Technology, DFDS
• Margaret Mistry, Strategy & Innovation Manager, Equinor 
• Vidar Lundberg, Chief Business Development Officer, Grieg Star 
• Kenneth Simonsen, SVP M&A and Business Development, Kværner
• Egil Hystad, General Manager Concept Development, Wärtsilä 
11.45-12.45    Lunch break     
13.00   Young Techno – “Bringing green energy to the ships of tomorrow”

School students pitching how to bring green energy to shipping
  Intro - Jane Jünger, Communication & Marketing Manager, Wärtsilä

The students have been given the Clean Energy Hub task and have together with guiding from teachers and experts from Wärtsilä explored the problem, discussed and trained on pitching.
13.10   Panel discussion: "How collaboration can disrupt marine infrastructure and ecosystem"
  • Astrid S. Onsum, Head of Offshore Wind Power, Aker Solutions
• Waldemar Warburg, VP Group Transformation Officer, DFDS
• Silje Malmstrøm, Project Manager Climate Roadmap Implementation, Equinor
• Matt Duke, Chief Business Process Officer, Grieg Star
• Kenneth Simonsen, SVP Strategy and M&A, Kværner
• Tamara de Gruyter, Vice President Marine, Europe & Africa, Wärtsilä
• Andrea Morgante, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Wärtsilä
• Hege Økland, CEO NCE Maritime Clean Tech
• Moderator: Julian Bray – Editor Trade winds
13.40   Panel discussion: "A green energy distribution infrastructure for future shipping"

  • Thina Saltvedt, Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance, Nordea
• Atle Hamar, State Secretary, Head of “Norwegian Sea map for Green shipping”
• Bill Hemmings, Director, Aviation and Shipping, Transport and Environment
• Anders Valland, SINTEF
• Jan Kjetil Paulsen, Senior adviser, Bellona and member of the board, Clean Shipping Initiative
• Moderator: Julian Bray – Editor Trade winds
14.20-14.40   Closing remarks / Introduction of workshops   Cato Esperø, Head of Sales SU Nordic & Baltic, Wärtsilä 
15.00-18.30   Future Innovation Day – Horizons workshops
Note! Workshops can be chosen when registering to the event
19.00-   Dinner and pitching from the Workshop sessions
  Entertainment – Heine Totland  




• Director, Aviation and Shipping, Transport and Environment



Vice President, Marine Business, Area Europe & Africa, Wärtsilä 



• Facilitator of the Future Innovation Day
• Tradewinds Editor-in-Chief



Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance, Nordea



• State Secretary
• Head of “Norwegian Sea map for Green shipping”



CEO, NCE Maritime Clean Tech



Research Manager, SINTEF



Norwegian artist



1. Can smart marine solutions help preserve living standards in port cities?

Read more A proliferating world population means increased demands on natural resources, increased pressure on city infrastructure and increased shipping activities. Life in port cities will be challenged by the intensifying need for clean energy, clean air, safe environment and living areas. By connecting smart vessels to smart ports, how can we create an optimized logistics chain and clean energy solutions that can better serve the citizens of marine cities?

Contribute to the discussion - join the workshop!



2. Does affordable clean energy lie offshore?

Read more Activities in shipping are set to increase and this trajectory is not necessarily compatible with global efforts to mitigate climate change. A key solution lies in the replacement of fossil fuels with renewables… this we know… but we need a smarter means for distributing clean energy. Could offshore refuelling and distribution hubs be the viable option - owing to their close proximity to renewable energy sources and major shipping routes?

If you want to learn more about these game changing topics: join the workshop!



3. How to maximise energy-efficiency of future vessels?

Read more Fine-tuning an engine will only get you so far – the value to harness through connectivity and data-sharing is vast. New emerging AI-based technologies are beginning to change the game, by enabling a vessel to better connect all the power and process systems on board. Real-time and predictive energy consumption services and data-driven voyage optimization solutions are revolutionising the way vessels are operated.

Join this workshop to discover new ways to save energy.



4. How to accelerate the uptake of renewable fuels?

Read more As renewables gradually attain cost parity with conventional energy generation, how best to adopt green energy in shipping? What are the best options? What’s the best fuel strategy for long-term compliance and future-proofed profitability? What kind of infrastructure do we need? How do we overcome supply anxiety? As our options grow, so do the questions.

Join this workshop to explore the future fuels for shipping.



5. How to remain profitable in green shipping ?

Read more Connectivity and digitalisation promises to take ship operations to far greater efficiency levels than was thought even conceivable just a few years ago. We’re on course to create a pathway to zero-emissions shipping… and we have a potential win-win situation here. What’s good for business can also be good for the environment. But how do we prove this? It will take significant investment to roll out. Do we have the full understanding on how this works? And do politicians and financiers have the full overview of the new technologies that can be applied? How can legislation play a part in incentivising change?

Join this workshop if you believe change is needed.



6. How consumer behaviour influences shipping?

Read more Today more than 90% of world goods are transported by shipping, and this is in direct response to rising consumer demand. This workshop will explore the effects of consumerism and globalization on shipping. How can we better educate and reconnect the consumer to shipping so that they will be willing to pay for better, safer and more sustainable shipping? Recently consumer companies like Heineken, Shell and Cargill have indicated their need to make transportation more sustainable. What is driving these companies?

Join this workshop to develop a sustainable, transparent transportation chain.



7. How to grow and harvest sustainable seafood ?

Read more Can food supply keep pace with population growth? Many think not. The provision of clean water and sustainable food production is an ever-growing challenge as our communities continue to swell. For example, salmon farms today are predominantly reliant on fossil fuels to keep business going. How can we develop a sustainable seafood chain? Does Norway hold the answers?

Join this workshop to join the conversation.



Watch the video to learn more about the Future Innovation day - Horizons conference and workshops in Oslo.



Holmenkollen hotel conference centre

 Kongeveien 26, 0787 Oslo, Norway
You can reach the conference centre by tube or taxi from Oslo city centre.


Holmenkollen hotel is built in 1894, and is characterized by its historic atmosphere. Hotel Scandic Holmenkollen Park offers 221 rooms and you can book your room by following this link: https://www.scandichotels.no/hotell/norge/oslo/scandic-holmenkollen-park



Event contact:
Cato Esperø
Head of Sales, SU Nordic and Baltic,
+47 90103145
Media contact:
Jane Jünger
Communication & Marketing Manager
Wärtsilä in Norway
+47 41255893

FUTURE INNOVATION DAY - HORIZONS is a series of events tailored to enable dialogue and collaboration across the political, scientific, business, and industry worlds.

Inspired by Wärtsilä to bridge the gap between the present day and a desirable, sustainable future, these sessions deliver an experience and promise attendees the opportunity to come together to co-create tangible solutions, which will transform our industries and help us secure a future we can all be proud of. We believe that together we can stimulate and accelerate change.

The Future Innovation Day – Horizon, is arranged in cooperation with Nor-Shipping, which is one of the leading global maritime events weeks, and a key meeting arena for companies from across the entire value chain.

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