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Conference on Maritime Hydrogen and Marine Energy

21 - 22. September 2022

Florø, Norway

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Welcome to beautiful Florø for the latest developments from the hydrogen and offshore wind industry.

This year the themes are all about connecting the value chains needed to develop the hydrogen industry onshore and offshore.

Why you should attend:

  • Meet business idols and innovative newcomers from the hydrogen and offshore wind industry face-to-face
  • Broaden your insights on the latest developments within the hydrogen and offshore wind market
  • Visit Norway’s largest supply base and learn about their plans in hydrogen production and offshore wind (limited seats)
  • Networking, learning and fun in a single package!


21. September

12:00 - 12:30 Registration

12:30 - 12:35 Welcome
Maria Brandsøy, Ocean Hyway Cluster & Kai Stoltz, GCE Ocean Technology

12:40 – 12:55  Let’s get to know each other!
The Hydrogen Value Chain

13:00 - 13:30 Discussion: Challenging the “established truths” - are we heading in the right direction?

  •  Is small scale hydrogen production financially sound?
  • Should hydrogen be produced and used locally?
  • How do we distribute hydrogen?
  • Is liquid hydrogen no longer in the Norwegian picture?
  • Are market expectations realistic, how do we match infrastructure development with the market demand dynamics?

Moderator: Maria Brandsøy, Ocean Hyway Cluster

  • Paal Utvik, Vice President Shipping and Logistics, Gen2 Energy
  • Knut Førland, Head of Business Development and Sales, Hydrogen Solutions (HYDS)
  • Siying Huang, Senior Business Development Manager, Hydrogenious
  • Jonathan Köhler, The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research
  • Peter Gerstl, Director of Hydrogen Sales, Chart Industries

13.35 - 13.45 Public Acceptance of Hydrogen Production from Onshore Wind in Norway,
Presentation of master’s thesis by Sunniva Petersen Jikiun, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen

13:50 – 14:25 Bunkering – the missing link

  • Presentation by Azane Fuel Solutions, CTO, Steinar Kostøl
  • Presentation by Hyon, CEO, Jørn Lindtvedt

14:30 – 14:45  Break

14:45 – 15:15 Q&A Maritime Technology
Where are we and where are we headed?

  • PEM Fuel Cells, Johan Burgren, Business Manager, Powercell Sweden AB
  • SOFC Fuel Cells, Ivar Singstad, Head of Business Development, Alma Clean Power
  • H2 Combustion Engines, TBA
  • NH3 Combustion Engines, Egil Hystad, General Manager Market Innovation, Wärtsilä

15:20 – 15:50 Panel discussion: Searching for the sweet spot between flexibility and complexity
The transition to zero emissions is not straightforward, yet we cannot wait for all the pieces of the puzzle to be firmly in place. The possibility to use multiple types of fuels is therefore essential – but also drives cost and complexity. In this session, we try to find the sweet spot between flexibility and complexity.

Moderator: Gunnar Malm Gamlem, Project Manager, SINTEF Ocean

  • Kristian Osnes, CEO, Hav Hydrogen
  • Henrik Burvang, Research and Innovation Manager, Vard
  • Marie Launes, Commercial Environmental Manager, Eidesvik
  • Thor Humerfelt, Senior Vice President Product Architect, Corvus Energy
  • Jörgen Johnsson, CEO, Ektank

15:50 – 16:00: Coffee / snack break (wraps will be served)

16:00 - 17:00 (limited seats, soon fully booked - 13 seats available) Field trip! Learn how Norway’s largest supply base is becoming more sustainable.

10 minutes from the conference venue, we find Fjord Base, Norway’s largest supply base. They are developing activities that focus on the energies of the future. We visit the base to learn more about their activities in hydrogen production (incl. LOHC), circular economy and offshore wind. Limited seats, sign up when registering for the conference. P.S: Florø was one of the five hubs Enova chose to support in the establishment of production plants for renewable hydrogen.

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Departure for Knutholmen by boat

About Knutholmen
About as far west in Norway as it is possible to go, on an island facing the Atlantic Ocean - this is where you find Knutholmen. A family-run hotel with historic sea houses in stunning surroundings, and a restaurant known for its excellent seafood. We will be served a three course meal.

Return from Kalvåg to Florø

22. September

Offshore Renewable Energy

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome
Kai Stoltz, GCE Ocean Technology & Maria Brandsøy, Ocean Hyway Cluster

09:10 - 09:25 Sustainable Ocean Development – Norway’s next frontier
Presentation by Gerd Petra Haugom, Principal Engineer Energy Storage, Aker Offshore Wind

09:30 - 09:45 Offshore wind and hydrogen production
Presentation by Are Opstad Sæbø, Green Hydrogen Project Manager, Greenstat

09:50 - 10:05 Transition from subsea into renewable industry

TechnipFMC is growing its contribution to Net Zero as a key architect and integrator for the offshore renewables industry through the establishment of New Energy Ventures. Leveraging its subsea and surface expertise and technologies, this establishment includes activities in wind, wave and tidal technology and hydrogen.

Presentation by Anders Lundquist, Business Development Power-to-X, TechnipFMC

10:10 - 10:25 Delivering power offshore,

Stillstrom is an offshore charging buoy concept developed by Maersk Supply Service, designed to eliminate offshore idle vessel emissions and facilitate clean offshore charging across multiple maritime sectors.

Presentation by Kristian Borum Jørgensen, CEO, Stillstrom

10:25 - 10:40 Coffee break

10:40 - 10:55 Stepwise approach to zero emission ship operations

Presentation by Ann Katrin Barstad, Manager Design, Ulstein Design & Solutions AS

11:00 - 11:30 Discussion
Moderator: Kai Stoltz, GCE Ocean Technology

We invite all the speakers in the Offshore Renewable Energy Session to a discussion.

11:40 - 12:45 Mini Hackathon Horizon Europe, working in groups and dicussing how to solve spesific challenges in the industry. 1-2 Upcoming Topics/Challenges from Horizon Europe will be selected in advance. Several National Contact Points for Horizon Europe in The Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway and the regional EU-network Horizon Vestland will be present to facilitate. Maybe a new consortium is born?

Presentation by Marianne Haavardsholm Aandahl, NCP Energy, The Research Council of Norway.

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

We end the conference back at the venue for lunch.

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Read about last year's event where more than 400 participants from different parts of the world attended to learn more about the world's first energy hub, infrastructure and markets for green energy and much more.