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DISRUPTIVE SUSTAINABILITY tives of how digitalization and energy well as to ‘customer onshore operations tem availability. arti? cal intelligence, enabling autonomy storage technology were shaping cur- centers’ that provided technical support, in products, systems and vessels. Ben- rent developments, noting that there was maintenance planning, and energy and e? ts of these disrupters included connec- an increasing variety of energy sources, voyage advisory services to clients. tivity in all layers and the acquisition of Future Visions carriers and fuel solutions entering the These technological changes, be- Big Data in maintenance, operation and market for maritime transportation, in- sides improving operational ef? ciency, The theme of the presentation given by control, enabling new services to be cre- cluding LNG, batteries, and fuel cells. would help drive the shift towards zero Willie Wågen, Director Market Innova- ated.

Regarding digitalization, he observed emission solutions, argued Braastad. In tion at marine solutions provider com- Finally, he quoted the example of how connectivity and digital technology addition to the use of new propulsion pany Wärtsilä Norway AS was ‘Disrup- Wärtsilä’s EXERGO project, in which was allowing the control and execution methods, energy storage systems are tions attacking the marine industry?’ in available energy is maximised through of an increasing number of processes providing backup for running gensets as which he presented a vision of the future energy storage and connectivity.

remotely. The availability, quality and well as meaning that fewer engines are in which energy transformation, the use “These disrupters are leading to the affordability of sensors was support- needed online due to improved fuel ef- of autonomy and robotic systems, and adoption of new business models and the ing increasing adoption of sensors that ? ciency, an added bonus being reduced competition from non-marine competi- ‘sharing economy’, in which transparent generate digital information that would engine running hours. Other bene? ts in- tors could be seen as the marine industry information is always available to every- enable companies to deal with increased clude the production of power at peak ef- coming under disruptive attack. Other body. Asset-sharing and usage leads to political, social and regulatory pressure ? ciency, enhanced dynamic support with issues to be considered included green the elimination of the middleman,” Wå- towards lower emissions and increased instant power in support of the running taxes on emissions; changes in people’s gen concluded.

ef? ciency to better protect the environ- of gensets, the use of ‘slower’ engines, opinions and behavior; taxes on CO2 ment. the adoption of LNG/DualFuel engines emissions to accomplish COP21 goals;

He then described how ABB Integrat- and fuel cells, as well as zero emissions and new political framework conditions Antifoulants ed Operations was “turning Big Data in harbor and a quiet engine room. En- or paradigms. into small data” through the integration ergy storage solutions can also result in Like Braastad, Wågen cited new ener- Stein Kjølberg, Global Sales Director, of technical support, alarm monitoring, UPS-like functionality for all or portions gy sources and energy storage as major Hull Performance Solutions at Norway- energy advisory services, and remote of the power system, giving new ways ‘disrupters’, and the second major dis- headquartered paints and coatings spe- diagnostics providing information to en- of achieving high enhanced ridethrough rupter of the marine industry, in Wågen’s cialist Jotun, demonstrated how a ship’s gine control rooms and ships’ bridges, as numbers (ERNs) and higher power sys- view, was increased use of robotics and hull and propeller performance could be

Meet the Speakers

The speaker/panel lineup for the IMMEDIASEA Disruptive Sustainability debate held in London in February this year (left to right): Kirsi Tikka, ABS;

Rune Braastad, ABB; Willie Wågen, Wärtsila; and Stein Kjølberg, Jotun.

(Photo: ©SusanneHakuba)

Birgit Marie Liodden, Director of Nor-Shipping industry’s technical needs and requirements. She Willie Wagen, Director, Market Innovation, and chairperson for the IMMEDIASEA holds a Doctorate in Naval Architecture and Off- Wärtsilä Marine Solutions

Disruptive Sustainability debate shore Engineering from the University of California, Willie Wågen is head of the Market Innovation

Birgit Marie Liodden was appointed as Nor-Ship- Berkeley, and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical department of Wärtsilä, where he works on future ping Director in 2015, and has overall responsibility Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Uni- perspectives and trends in the marine industry. He for all of Nor-Shipping’s activities. Her background versity of Technology in Helsinki, Finland. joined Wärtsilä in 2006, and prior to that was with includes being the founder and ? rst Secretary-Gen- Aker Solutions. He has a Master of Science Degree eral of YoungShip International, as well as posi- Rune Braastad, Vice President Marine Services in the ? eld of power electronics from Narvik Uni- tions at Norwegian maritime industry group Wilh O&G Segment, ABB versity College.

Wilhelmsen and Nigeria-based Sea Trucks. She has Rune Braastad, has 15 years of management and also had a consultancy role for the OECD and holds hands-on experience in the maritime industry. Stein Kjølberg, Global Sales Director, numerous board positions. Previous positions held by Braastad at ABB include Hull Performance Solutions, Jotun

Vice President, Global Marine & Port Services; Stein Kjølberg has been working for Jotun for more

Kirsi Tikka, Executive Vice President, Vice President, LNG Projects; Operations Manager; than 26 years, with experience in sales, marketing

Global Marine, ABS and Teamleader, Commissioning; having joined the and general management. He is a naval architect

As the Global Marine lead for ABS, Kirsi Tikka’s company as a Service Engineer. His early career and holds a Master of Science degree from the role is to align ABS strategic planning, client devel- includes service with Statoil and in the Norwegian Norwegian University of Science and Technology opment, and product and service offerings with the Army. (NTNU). 68 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • APRIL 2016

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