Maritime CleanTech Innovation Workshop 2023 at Sola Strand Hotel.
Meeting the EU and IMO targets demands green maritime innovation and new international standards. What technology barriers are most urgent, and how can we overcome the hurdles? May 30-31st we gather and challenge partners from across the industry!


The proportion of low- and zero-emission technologies on vessels built in Norwegian shipyards is higher than in all other shipbuilding nations, but ambitious climate goals set by the IMO combined with new ETS regulations from the EU means we must speed up the transition. This year’s Innovation Workshop is all about addressing the tech barriers – segment by segment:

  • Ammonia has been pointed at as a feasible solution for the offshore fleet for years, but what needs to be in place to get the ammonia value chain running?
  • What are the most urgent barriers when it comes to increasing energy efficiency or moving over to green fuels for the deep-sea fleet?
  • Norway has already revolutionized large parts of the ferry fleet, but what’s preventing passenger and tourist transport from reaching the next and upscaled level?
  • The aquaculture industry is expecting increasingly more demanding environmental requirements from 2024. How can they get a head start with future fuels?
  • Energy optimization and retrofit solutions have been hot topics for the short-sea fleet for years. Which challenges need to be addressed most urgently to meet new regulations?
  • New value chains for future fuels, offshore wind and new maritime technology will bring new demands for ports along the Norwegian Coast. We’re talking bunkering, charging,  standardisation, safety  and general logistics.  Join our excursion to Risavika, to find out how one of Norway’s largest ports are gearing for a new, green era!

“The Maritime CleanTech community is a great arena for discussing the barriers slowing down the development of green technology solutions. Joining forces helps us get over those hurdles, and secure both technology validation and market preparation. We look forward to gathering tech pioneers at Sola”, Ada Martine Jakobsen, CEO of Maritime CleanTech says.



11.00 Lunch

12:00 Innovation Workshop Kick Off

  • Securing a Fleet for the Future Morten Sundt, Manager Marine, Equinor
  • International Push for Sustainable Shipping Sveinung Oftedal, Specialist Director, Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment/IMO
  • Funding the Rising Value Chains Elin Ulstad Stokland, Senior Adviser, Enova
  • Offshore Wind and New Green Maritime Possibilities TBA  Ventyr/Norsea

Future Fuels Talk: 

  • Tomas Tronstad Programme Director Maritime Group R&D, DNV
  • Morten Sundt Manager Marine, Equinor
  • Marie E. Launes VP Sustainability, Eidesvik Offshore 
  • Erlend Hovland Chief Technical Officer, Norled
  • Jon Tarjei Kråkenes, Head of Orcelle Accelerator, Wallenius Wilhelmsen
  • Thor Magnus Rovik Country Manager, Fortescue Future Industries
  • 14:30 Workshops in Groups:

Ammonia Value Chain for the Offshore Fleet

Energy Efficiency and Future Fuels for Deep Sea

Green Passenger and Tourist Transport

Future Fuels for Aquaculture Vessels

Energy Optimization and Retrofit Solutions for the Short Sea Fleet

19:00 Summer BBQ Party




07:00 Morning swim for early risers

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Excursion to Risavika Port, featuring speakers:

  • Fitting ports for future fuels Eivind Hornes, Business Developer & Åsta Vaaland Veen, Technical Manager, Port of Stavanger
  • Offshore Wind Forecast Gunnar Birkeland, CEO, Source Galileo
  • Availability of Green and Blue Ammonia in 2030 to 2050 Hendrik Briks, Pricipal Researcher, DNV
  • Ammonia Bunkering at Offshore Bases and Industrial Ports André Risholm, CEO, Amon Maritime

10:00 Guided tour of Risavika Port

12.30 Lunch at Sola Strand Hotel

13.30 Finish

This is a not-to-miss opportunity for all Maritime CleanTech partners!


Last year’s Innovation Workshop at Sola Strand Hotel: