SFI Smart Maritime Final Conference & FME Maritime Energy Transition workshop

20.Jun.2023 — 21.Jun.2023

Venue: Clarion Hotel Trondheim, Brattørkaia 1, 7010, Trondheim


Tuesday June 20th 2023   10:30 - 16:30

Smart Maritime Final Conference  

8 years of Research and Innovation for Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction from Ships

10:30 - 12:45

10:30 - 11:00   SFI Smart Maritime – where are we now?

  • From 2015 to 2023 – what have we achieved  (Chairman of the Board Jan Øivind Svardal /Grieg Star)
  • Highlights & success stories (Centre Director Trond Johnsen, SINTEF)
  • Review of PhD/Postdoc program and its contribution to the cluster (NTNU)

11:00 - 11:45   Ship design decision support (WP2, WP4)

  • Performance in seaway  (SINTEF)
  • GYMIR simulation platform (SINTEF)
  • Simulation Based design based on multi-disciplinary integration (Kongsberg Maritime)

11:45 - 12:30   Wind-assisted propulsion (WP2)

  • Numerical and model test methods for WASP assessment (SINTEF)
  • Ship design with WASP in the CruiZero project (VARD Design)
  • EcoRouter (Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi & SINTEF)

12:30 – 13:30   


13:30 – 16:30

13:30 - 14:00   Performance monitoring and use of service data (WP2)

  • Performance monitoring (NTNU)
  • Vessel Technical Index for ship performance (DNV)

14:00 - 14:45   Alternative fuels (WP1, WP5)

  • Perspectives on Maritime Fuels and Climate Change Mitigation (NTNU)
  • Well-to-wake comparative analysis of green fuels (SINTEF)
  • Wise use of CCS, DAC, and Renewables to reach Net Zero within Transport by 2050 (SINTEF/SOLVANG)

14:45 - 15:15   Coffee break

15:15 - 16:00   Hybrid power systems (WP3)

  • Hybrid power system development (ABB)
  • Power system simulation and lab (SINTEF)
  • FreeCO2ast pilot project of Havila Kystruten (HAV Group)

16:00 - 16:30   Looking forward

  • Norsk Havteknologisenter (NTNU)
  • Continuation of Smart Maritime (SINTEF)

18:00 - 22:00

Dinner at Munkholmen

(Shuttle ferry: departure 18:00 from Ravnkloa)


Wednesday June 21st 2023   09:00 - 15:00

The Way Forward: Maritime Energy Transition 

Continuation of R&DI cooperation in a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy (FME)

09:00 - 12:30

09:00 - 10:00 Proposal outline for a new R&D Centre “FME Maritime Energy Transition”

10:00 - 12:30 Workshop: Scope, goals and organisation of the FME Centre.

Parallel meetings for brainstorming on main Research Areas:

  • RA1: Energy Efficient Shipping
  • RA2: Onboard Energy Systems
  • RA3/4: Infrastructure for Green Fuels and Green Energy Supply


12:30 – 13:30


13:30 - 15:00

  • Plenum discussion and prioritization
  • Wrap-up and way forward


List of participants



Organiser: SINTEF Ocean, contact: smartmaritime@sintef.no


This event represents a milestone for SFI Smart Maritime. As the last Network Meeting of the Centre, the conference day 1 will present the main achievements of a successful 8 years of collaboration. 

Looking forward, we still need R&D to support the green transition of maritime sector, with an even broader scope and partnership. On day 2, the Network Meeting will mark the start of this new phase, and build the stage for future R&DI cooperation in a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy (FME Maritime Energy Transition).

Both days are open for all parties interested in participation in the new FME centre proposal.