• Walter Van der Pennen: EST-Floattech

    Walter Van der Pennen: EST-Floattech


    “When I tried to tell people that electric-hybrid vessels were the future, I kept on hearing ‘Why batteries – what’s wrong with diesel?’ Or ‘Yeah well, maybe climate change doesn’t really exist’,” Walter Van der Pennen of READ more

  • Fabio Buzzi: FB Design (Italy)

    Fabio Buzzi: FB Design (Italy)


    “There’s a continuous fight - you always have to accept a compromise between a beautiful, fast line and efficiency from the engineering point of view,”said Fabio Buzzi, founder and owner of Italian FB Design. “Bring those together and READ more

  • Hervé Lapierre: Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (France)

    Hervé Lapierre: Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (France)


    “We’d had a lot of previous experience with dynamic positioned vessels, both cable layers and seismic research ships… But my real frustration was that the DP operations are basically a disaster in terms of fuel consumption and efficiency,” READ more

  • Cybersecurity to be a featured topic at SMM

    Cybersecurity to be a featured topic at SMM


    The MS&D conference, part of SMM, will take place on 6 and 7 September 2018 in the Hamburg Messe exhibition halls. READ more

  • Tom Eystø: Massterly

    Tom Eystø: Massterly


    Development toward autonomous windfarm support has already started, according to Tom Eystø, MD of Massterly, a new Norwegian joint venture between Kongsberg Maritime and Wilhelm Wilhelmsen. READ more

  • Adrian Scales: Brookes Bell

    Adrian Scales: Brookes Bell


    Innovation, even when it can’t stop a tragedy, can still answer some “very human” concerns says Adrian Scales,Special Casualty Representative for international marine consultancy Brookes Bell. READ more

  • Simon Forrest: Nova Innovation

    Simon Forrest: Nova Innovation


    “The moon-race going on in the tidal energy sector” is more likely to be won by smaller, more dynamic firms according to Simon Forrest of Nova Innovation: “If you want transformation, don’t look toward big, blue-chip companies – they are READ more

  • Rémi Gruet: Ocean Energy Europe

    Rémi Gruet: Ocean Energy Europe


    “Tidal energy doesn’t have ‘issues’ – we only have challenges,” said Rémi Gruet CEO of Brussels-based Ocean Energy Europe. “We’ve managed overcome them with wind and solar energy, now we are going to do that with tidal power.” READ more

  • Entrepreneurship focus for naval sector trade fair

    Entrepreneurship focus for naval sector trade fair


    After the success of its sixth edition, in which Navalia became the first naval trade fair in Spain and Southern Europe, it now intends to become an essential meeting place for the sector, where participating companies can exhibit their latest READ more

  • Kristian Gøbel: Nautisk

    Kristian Gøbel: Nautisk


    According to Kristian Gøbel of Nautisk, onboard software developers should ask ‘what features do you never use?’ as much as 'what do you like?' READ more