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Jan-Erik Räsänen
Head of new Technologies at Foreship Ltd


Jan-Erik Räsänen is Head of New Technologies at Foreship Ltd. He is a well-known ship energy expert, focusing on reducing energy consumption onboard ships, and as such enabling to minimize the emissions from the power plant of a ship.

Based in Helsinki, Mr Räsänen is focusing on helping owners implement energy-saving measures already developed by Foreship, such as air lubrication system design. He offers expertise on the application of energy efficiency, 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.

During a 20-year period with ABB that included extensive managerial experience in both newbuilding and retrofits, Mr Räsänen ultimately became 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 widely-cited book ‘Energy Efficiency – The other alternative fuel’.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Debate: Alternatives to traditional fuels – what ARE the alternatives?

  • Case Study: Battery Electrification: How far can we take this by 2030-2050?