Green Ship of the Future elects MAN Diesel & Turbo and DFDS chair and vice-chair of the network


In Green Ship of the Future, the 48 members from across the maritime industry have recently elected the members of the network’s steering committee.

Green Ship of the Future (GSF) explores and demonstrates green technology in ambitious projects with the overall vision of making shipping and the maritime industry more innovative, energy efficient and sustainable. An important part of this is to strengthen the collaboration across the maritime supply chain. To emphasize their focus on cross industry collaboration, the newly elected steering committee in GSF have appointed Kjartan Ross, Head of Retrofit & Upgrade, Propeller & Aft Ship from MAN Diesel & Turbo as chair and Poul Woodall, Sustainability Director in DFDS as vice-chair of the network. Anders Ørgård-Vinding, Chief Commercial Officer in OSK ShipTech and Thomas Bruun Clausen, Business Development Manager in Alfa Laval Aalborg were also elected for the steering committee. In addition to the industry representatives, the steering committee includes three ex-officio members: Mogens Schrøder Bech, Director Maritime R&D in Danish Maritime Authority, Valdemar Ehlers, Technical Director in Danish Maritime and Per Winther Christensen, Head of Technical Affairs in Danish Shipping.

The collaboration between ship owners and suppliers is an important driver for a green development of the maritime industry. Accordingly, it is essential that all stakeholders are represented in Green Ship of the Future. In Danish Shipping, we are very pleased to see that the cross industry focus is also reflected in both steering committee and chairmanship of GSF” says Per Winther Christensen, Head of Technical Affairs in Danish Shipping.

Earlier this spring, the members in GSF also agreed on a new vision for the network. Accordingly, GSF will work towards emission free maritime transport, – be ambitious in the exploration and use of new technologies and, as mentioned above, enable innovation across maritime value chains. In accordance with the vision, the network will continue to promote increased appliance of the available green technology, while at the same time, explore the potential of new technologies. At present, the network has 48 members from across the maritime industry.

“Over the past 2 years, GSF has created an attractive framework, for the facilitation of green project development across the maritime value chain. The primary cause of this is the wide range of maritime stakeholders present in the network, from ship owners and suppliers to class, authorities and research institutions. With the other members of the steering committee, I look forward to take active part in the further development of the network” – says Kjartan Ross, chairman of GSF.

The steering committee is elected by the members of GSF for a period of 2 years. In collaboration with the members, they set the direction and framework for the network, while the members alone identify, develop and manage the projects in Green Ship of the Future.

SOURCE: Green Ship of the Future