Emilie Dorgeville and Runar Bjørkvik Mæland bring their energy and expertise to Maritime CleanTech’s administration as they prepare to launch new green initiatives.

Emilie Dorgeville joins Maritime CleanTech as Project Manager. She has 20 years of experience from the maritime industry, where she’s been working with innovative solutions, strategy development and implementation, project management and business development. Dorgeville holds a Master of Marine Engineering and a Master of Advanced Sciences in Physical and Coastal Oceanography.

– I am very pleased to have joined the Maritime CleanTech team, and I am eager to play an active role in the decarbonization of the industry. I look forward to providing my engagement and dedication to support the development and implementation of new and innovative solutions. The technologies represented by our partners are really exciting and I look forward to being part of their voyage to success for a greener planet, she says.

Runar Bjørkvik Mæland joins Maritime CleanTech as Communication Advisor. He has seven years of work experience in journalism, communications, and PR. Most recently he worked at the Institute of Marine Research, where he helped disseminate the Institute’s contributions to the IPCC, the UN Ocean Decade, and offshore wind research, among other things. Mæland holds a master’s degree in philosophy and has also been active in politics, NGOs, and student affairs.

– 2050 is just an average ship’s lifespan away. We can’t reach our climate targets by then without rapid innovation in the whole maritime sector, including technology, finance, policy, and regulation. Maritime CleanTech’s partners represent many of the solutions that are needed, and I’m delighted to join the organization to help move the transition forward, he says.

Mæland and Dorgeville will both work mainly from Maritime CleanTech’s office in Bergen.

The new hires come as Maritime CleanTech expands its activities to develop and demonstrate climate-friendly solutions in close collaboration with partners in Norway and abroad. More news on these activities is underway following on the recent launch of the new EU-funded project Orcelle:

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– We’re delighted to welcome Emilie and Runar onboard. Emilie has deep knowledge of the maritime industry, and Runar knows the social and political landscape we’re operating in. They are creative and energetic persons who will strengthen the team in key strategic areas for our partners, says Håvard Tvedte, interim CEO for Maritime CleanTech.