Founded in 2008.
Great ambitions often require out of the box thinking, and that is why we went really hypothetical, and emptied our minds from all limiting knowledge and started imagining a dream solution where sufficient energy is free and delivered at the site where it is consumed.
Many ideas/technologies have been considered, and slowly an exciting but also challenging concept emerged. Since then, we have solved many critical issues and now see a durable concept based on already known technologies, but arranged in a new constellation
behind the project
Individuals, universities and professionals are now working together on this concept, and we are confident that we can present a solid business case this year, presenting a solution for the industry on how to go zero emissions and ballast free without compromising on costs or transit time.
By October 2017 we established an Advisory Board to mature and realize the Liberty projects.
Brian Boserup has a commercial background within shipping, steel and the automotive industry, and is the founder of: www.multihull.dk, www.secondhandsavinglives.dk, www.fitnesscomfort.dk and www.bluetechnology.dk
Entrepreneurship, out of the box thinking, good understanding and respect of the ocean elements such as wind and waves.
Lars Roug, founder and owner of Roug Design: www.r-design.dk, is an experienced 3D illustrator, modeller, specialised in automotive, bike, motorbike and yacht designs.
Lars has an industrial design degree from Coventry University and the creativity, ability to visualise ideas in many perspectives.
Henrik O. Madsen
Henrik O. Madsen was the President and CEO of DNV and later DNVGL from 2006-2015.
Since retiring from DNVGL he is focusing his efforts on research, innovation and sustainability, not least to develop a sustainable shipping industry. He believes in creating new and radically different concepts, which can inspire to find future proof solutions.
Sofia Fürstenberg has 12 years with the maritime industry, as a senior advisor on green investments with DNVGL in Oslo and in Singapore, and as an innovation professional for AP Moeller-Maersk in Copenhagen. As Business Development Manager for Nor-Shipping, she is currently developing a new conference, the Opening Oceans Conference, exploring new pathways for sustainable growth for the maritime industry and beyond.
As a conference and maritime fair, Nor-Shipping aspires to be the most important international platform for collaborative innovation and improved sustainability of our oceans. Sofia holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering, an MBA in Shipping & Logistics, and an Executive Diploma in Technology Innovation from Haas Business School, UC Berkeley.
Niels Bjørn Mortensen
After 20+ years of dealing with maritime regulations on environment, climate change and safety, Niels Bjørn Mortensen have decided to start for himself, while offering advice on these topics.
Most of his experiences are based on his active participation in IMO meetings and IMO expert groups.
He has, however, also been involved in EU matters as well as topics particular for USA and USCG. A vital part of his work was also writing reports and articles.
His background is Master Mariner and Naval Architect. Since mid-2015 he has also been acting as Expert Judge at the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court (Sø- og Handelsretten) in Copenhagen. Niels joined the advisory board in 2017.
Lars Robert Pedersen
Lars Robert Pedersen is Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO.
He has been actively involved in the policy debates at IMO on climate change regulation for more than a decade. Before joining BIMCO in 2010 he spent 26 years with A. P. Møller – Mærsk at sea and ashore in various positions in the technical organisation. Realising a de-carbonised shipping industry in the second half of the century requires radical changes to the way ships are designed, propelled and fuelled, and Lars Robert is keen to see projects realised which can showcase these changes.
Hans Otto Kristensen
Hans Otto Kristensen has now his own consulting company HOK Marineconsult ApS, where he is involved in different development and consulting projects in naval architecture.
He is active in the work in IMO on environmental issues and he has participated in the technical discussions at IMO on climate change regulation for more than a decade. Until 2016 he has been head of the maritime research activities at The Technical University and has had a position as senior researcher at DTU from 2007. Hans Otto Kristensen has also worked as naval architect and project manager at the Danish Navy and the ferry company Scandlines.
He has also been employed at The Danish Shipowners’ Association where he was also involved in the work in IMO on stability and environmental matters. In the beginning of his career Hans Otto worked as consulting naval architect over a period of 14 years where he gained huge experience in the design om many different ship types.
Søren Vinther Hansen
Soren Vinther Hansen is the COO of Vessel Performance Solutions. He has previously worked with operational performance as Asst. Director in ABS and with A.P. Moller Maersk, Propulsion Dynamics and Principia North. His operational experience has been gained from a long career as a Master Mariner with various Shipping Companies in Denmark.
His is focused on performance optimization on all levels regarding vessel operations and especially with focus on environmental performance through introduction of new technologies.
The ambition of Blue Technology is to develop solutions which eliminate many of today’s challenges and help the maritime industry on to a truly sustainable path.
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