Energy saving appointment

07 Mar 2017

Jan-Erik Räsänen as its Head of New Technology

Jan-Erik Räsänen, Head of New Technology, Foreship

Finnish naval architecture and engineering company Foreship has appointed well-known ship energy expert Jan-Erik Räsänen as its Head of New Technology with effect from March 1, 2017.

The new role expands Foreship’s energy-saving consulting
services at a time when the cruise industry is considering the best way of
harnessing fast-emerging hybrid, battery and fuel cell technologies.

Based in Helsinki, Mr Räsänen will focus on helping owners
implement energy-saving measures already developed by Foreship. He will also
offer expertise on the application of digitalization, hybrid, battery and fuel
cell technologies in shipping, for which he is widely known in the maritime
sector, drawing on a career in energy efficiency and retrofits.

In a 20-year period with ABB that included extensive
managerial experience in both newbuilding and retrofits, Mr Räsänen ultimately
became Head of New Technologies for the group’s Marine business. He played a
leading role in advancing energy management and decision support through
software and the adoption of battery technologies on working vessels, with
landmark projects including the retrofit of the complete power and propulsion
systems for two of the world´s largest emission-free electric ferries. In 2013,
Mr Räsänen compiled and edited the widely-cited book ‘Energy Efficiency – The
other alternative fuel’.

By Jake Frith

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