Towards zero emissions – sharing the Norwegian experience

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Towards zero emissions – sharing the Norwegian experience

NBAS, in partnership with Maritime and Port Authority Singapore, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and Innovation Norway, is hosting a special insights panel on decarbonization in the maritime industries in conjunction with Singapore Maritime Week.

The Norwegian maritime industry has a strong presence in Singapore and an excellent cooperation with MPA on maritime innovation. The two countries both have high ambitions and clear goals on sustainability. In this special insight panel, we explore how “Norwegian” fuel sources, like electrification, green ammonia and hydrogen can contribute to decarbonization.

Date: Wednesday, 21st April 2021
Time: 3-5.00 PM (SGT)

The event is hosted at Alta production and streamed via Zoom.

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DNV is our gold sponsor for the event. They recently established a regional Centre of Excellence in Singapore for South East Asia to drive decarbonization and autonomy in shipping. Read more about it here.

Flokk provides our chairs for the event.

Norwegian Cultural Center is our year sponsor. They have recently launched in Singapore and will be hosting a range of exciting events throughout the year. Stay tuned!


1500 Event starts. 

  • Welcome by President NBAS, Leonard Stornes
  • Opening remarks by Ambassador Anita Nergaard
  • Introducing the topic: Pål Kastmann, Commercial Counsellor, Norwegian Embassy Singapore, and Director Innovation Norway Singapore

Electrification of short sea shipping – leading the way

1510 Fireside chat with Eirik Barclay, SVP New technology & New ventures, Yinson Green Technologies

1525 Keynote; An update on the developments and experiences from electrification in Norway.
Hege Økland, Managing Director at NCE Maritime Cleantech.

1535 A conversation on electrification – moderated by Ronny Waage, Managing Partner, Heron Advisory

  • Eirik Barclay, SVP New Technology & New Ventures, Yinson Green Technologies
  • Hege Økland, Managing Director, NCE Maritime Cleantech (remote)
  • Pia Meling, VP at Massterly, a Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg JV
  • Pål Kastmann, Commercial Counselor, Norwegian Embassy Singapore, and Director Innovation Norway Singapore

Decarbonising deep sea shipping – focusing on ammonia and hydrogen

1605 Keynote; Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV Maritime.

1615 Panel debate moderated by Ronny Waage, Managing Partner, Heron Advisory

  • Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • Dr Sharin Osman, Regional Head of Maritime Advisory and Director, Maritime Decarbonisation and Autonomy Centre of Excellence, DNV
  • Narsimha Rao, SVP Production, Supply Chain and Operational Excellence, Yara
  • Lasse Kristoffersen, Chief Executive Officer at Torvald Klaveness.

1655 Closing remarks by Executive Director NBAS, Anders Hegre

1700 End programme

In dialogue

Leonard Opitz Stornes

Leonard Opitz Stornes, Managing Director at NHST Media Group Asia and President of NBAS

Anita Nergaard

H.E. Ambassador Anita Nergaard, Norwegian Embassy in Singapore

Paul Kastmann

Paul Kastmann, Director of Innovation Norway Singapore

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Hege Økland, CEO of NCE Maritime CleanTech

Hege has since 2011 been the Chief Executive of NCE Maritime CleanTech, which is world-leading cluster for clean maritime solutions. She has previously worked in various management positions.

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Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV Maritime

Knut has been with DNV since 1990 in different positions serving the maritime and oil and gas industries.

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Quah Ley Hoon, CEO Maritime And Port Authority Singapore

Ley Hoon joined the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore in 2018 and became the Chief Executive the following year. She has broad leadership experience from the public sector and the media industry.

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Pia Meling, Vice President, Massterly

Pia has broad management experience from shipping and the maritime industry. Massterly, which is a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture, is the world’s first company to set up to operate zero emission, autonomous vessels.


Eirik Barclay, EVP New Ventures and Technology at Yinson Green Technologies

Eirik has been in the offshore oil industry for more than two decades. With a passion for driving technology-based enhancement, he is now heading New Ventures and Technology at Yinson Green Technologies.


Dr. Shahrin Osman, Director of Maritime Decarbonization and Autonomy Centre of Excellence at DNV

Shahrin has 30 years maritime industry experience. He is a frequent guest speaker on topics, such as Maritime Cluster, Digitalisation and Sustainability in the maritime sector.

Narasimha Rao

Narasimha Rao, Senior Vice President at Yara International

Narasimha has been with Yara International for more than two decades. He has has been working in different functions and regions, but is now heading the manufacturing, supply chain and operational excellence for Asia and Africa.

Lasse Kristoffersen

Lasse Kristoffersen, Chief Executive Officer at Torvald Klaveness

Lasse is Chief Executive Officer at Torvald Klaveness and Vice President of the International Chamber of Shipping.

Ronny Waage

Ronny Waage, Managing Partner, Heron Advisory


Anders Hegre

Anders Hegre, Executive Director, NBAS

Closing remarks

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