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CMA Shipping
38th Annual Expo & Conference
March 21-23, 2023Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

Jan-Erik Rasanen
CTO at Foreship


Jan-Erik Räsänen is CTO at Foreship Ltd. Based in Helsinki, his responsibilities include oversight of the company’s global technology team, managing experts in seven Foreship office locations.

A well-known authority on ship power, Mr Räsänen specializes in managing/reducing energy consumption on board and in solutions which minimize and even eradicate emissions from shipboard plant. He supports and advises shipowners on their energy efficiency and decarbonization options, also taking responsibility for the specification and implementation phases of project management.

In addition to his experience in evaluating Energy Saving Devices, Mr Räsänen has accumulated extensive knowledge of the requirements, use and performance of alternative fuels onboard ships, especially where energy-efficient hybrid, battery and fuel-cell technologies are concerned. Widely consulted on the potential and practicalities of integrating lower carbon fuels and zero emission systems into ship power and propulsion, Mr Räsänen provided technical leadership in the project to install the highest powered battery ever onboard a ship, and will also oversee the project to install the largest ever shipboard fuel cell system in power terms.

During a 20-year period with ABB, Mr Räsänen gained extensive managerial experience in both newbuilding and retrofits, in roles which culminated in his appointment as Head of New Technologies for the group’s Marine service business. He played a leading role in advancing energy management and decision support through software and the adoption of battery technologies on working vessels. In 2013, Mr Räsänen compiled and edited the industry-acknowledged reference work ‘Energy Efficiency – The other alternative fuel’.

Agenda Sessions

  • The Regulations Roundup: CII and EU ETS – navigating compliance and mitigating risk