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Neil Manning (Photo: Cellula Robotics)

Cellula Robotics Names Neil Manning CEO

of our team, as well as the tremendous potential of our technology. Cellula is truly onto something special with its approach to long duration subsea autonomous vehicles, leveraging the benefits of utilizing hydrogen fuel cells. This method of generating power offers a higher density approach to energy storage over battery-only systems. This innovation will change the current restrictions of manageable-size autonomous platforms, offering the required endurance to be viable for over the horizon projects - and now it's time to commercialize it. I am excited to lead Cellula as we continue to push

 Fredrik Witte will be CEO of Corvus Energy from January 1st 2024 Photo Silje Katrine Robinson

Corvus Energy Names Fredrik Witte as New CEO

Corvus Energy, a Norway-based provider of battery energy storage solutions and fuel cell systems for maritime, offshore and port applications, has appointed Fredrik Witte as the new CEO, starting January 1, 2024.  Until Witte starts, CFO Mette Rokne Hanestad will serve as the Interim CEO.Witte joins from his position as the Managing Director of Cargill Aqua Nutrition. Commenting on the new appointment, Chairman of the Board, Mikael  Mäkinen, said: "Corvus Energy is entering an important phase where the company will continue to build on a strong foundation and maintain its

Ryan Kostos (Photo: Spear Power Systems)

Spear Power Systems Promotes Kostos

Spear Power Systems, a U.S.-based manufacturer of lithium-ion energy storage systems, announced it has promoted Ryan Kostos to Applications Engineering Manager.Kostos will lead a team of applications engineers and product managers to drive Spear's roadmap, shape its products, and build on Spear's information exchange with customers and partners.Kostos returns to the U.S. after spending two years forming the nucleus of the Spear BV team in Brussels. As an applications engineer he gathered the customer input that has driven the development of Spear's Trident Energy marine battery system

Mark Hughes (Photo: Shift Clean Energy)

Shift Clean Energy Names Hughes COO

Energy storage solutions company Shift Clean Energy announced it has named Mark Hughes to its its executive team as chief operating officer.Hughes brings a background in manufacturing and supply chain management, and a wealth of international experience growing companies and leading operational improvement programs across a range of industries from automotive to aerospace. He will support Shift in its growth to provide the marine and industrial industries with energy storage solutions, as the world moves to decarbonize through electrification.Brent Perry, founder and CEO of Shift, said, “Mark&rsqu

Kolbjørn Berge (Photo: Corvus Energy)

Berge Named SVP Global Regulatory Affairs at Corvus Energy

Energy storage systems (ESS) supplier Corvus Energy has appointed Kolbjørn Berge as senior vice president global regulatory affairs effective February 1.Previous to joining Corvus Energy, Berge worked for the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA), responsible for the decarbonization of shipping. Berge’s focus has been safety and regulations for green solutions and the design of current national and international maritime regulations. He has been involved in numerous projects and a driving force in developing the regulations for the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), batteries, hydrogen

Leen Schipper (Photo: SPBES)

Schipper Joins Sterling PlanB as VP, Inland Waterways Europe

aligned with the company and its team and asked to join us as an employee. Within weeks, Schipper became a member of our team.“Having been born into the inland waterway shipping industry, I feel passionate about Sterling PlanB and their mission to significantly reduce emissions in the area. Energy storage is the next step to successfully making our industry a clean one. I’m excited to join SPBES on this journey,” Schipper said.“Leen offers a level of insight and experience that is incomparable in our field,” said Brent Perry, CEO and Founder, SPBES. “Between his experience

Nanda Kishore (Photo: Sterling PlanB)

Sterling PlanB Hires Kishore as Chief Supply Chain Officer

Maritime and industrial energy storage solutions company Sterling PlanB announced the appointment of senior procurement professional Nanda Kishore to the position of Chief Supply Chain Officer.Based out of Sterling PlanB’s Bergen, Norway office, Kishore is responsible for managing the operations of the company post-contract issue, managing all contract execution through the supply chain, manufacturing and delivery to customer.Kishore's professional and academic background, with a Bachelor of Engineering, specializing in mechanical engineering, from Bangalore University and certifications

“I think we need to be bold in our thinking, but cautious in our applications. It doesn’t cost that much money to play around with ideas; and that small investment could turn up some great benefits. But if you’re afraid to make that initial investigation, things will pass you by.”
John Waterhouse, Elliott Bay Design Group

Interview: John Waterhouse, EBDG - “Be Bold in Thinking but Cautious in Application”

real challenge moving forward will center on energy management onboard ships and boats; specifically using less of it via optimized hull forms and systems to recover, store, monitor and manage energy, citing innovations such as the “battery in a box on deck” solution for offshore oil, an energy storage solution that assists during dynamic positioning work when there is a need for brief energy pushes.He said many clients are looking at autonomous opportunities, “but in reality we have had autonomy at different levels for some time … autopilot, the unmanned engine room are both forms

Christian Rheault (Photo: Samson)

Samson Appoints Rheault as President & CEO

of multinational experience. Most recently he was CEO of Greene, Tweed, a US-based global supplier of custom sealing engineered solutions for aerospace, oilfield, semiconductor, petrochemical, and power. Prior to that, he was CEO of C&D Technologies, a company that manufactures systems for energy storage in standby backup power systems. Along with his business leadership experience, Rheault has held roles in engineering, manufacturing, and marketing management, at equipment manufacturer Kulicke & Soffa and also where he started his career, at IBM Canada.Originally from Quebec, Canada, Rheault

New Hires Boost RCG US Team

a renewable energy legislative affairs and policy expert, working most recently as a strategy analyst with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and prior to that in Federal legislative affairs at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). She has developed policy strategy for large-scale renewables, energy storage, electric vehicle infrastructure and microgrid projects. Kuhn earned her BA in Environmental Management, and her Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Indiana University. She will assist clients in navigating the US market through management consulting, strategy, and market intelligence assignments

Sven Thy Christensen (Photo: PBES)

PBES Hires Christensen to Develop Mediterranean Markets

Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) has announced Sven Thy Christensen has joined the firm to develop marine and power markets in the Mediterranean region. Christensen brings decades of experience of green solutions for ship efficiency, emissions reduction, and power generation including diesel and gas generation, wind, and solar energy.   Christensen comes from Odense Maritime Technology, where he held the position as Sales & Business Development Director. Prior to this he worked for MAN Diesel & Turbo in Spain. Here he spent four years as Managing Director Deputy, representing the company at

Eivind Aune (Photo: PBES)

Aune Joins PBES to Develop Energy Storage Markets

 Eivind Aune has joined designed and manufacturer of industrial lithium-ion energy storage Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) in order to help further develop energy storage markets.   Aune brings to the role decades of experience in Norwegian business. With an MSc in electronics/cybernetics and an MBA in international marketing and trade, Aune has served in several board and CEO positions, having most recently spent the eight last years as an owner and CEO of Sifa Mechanical Production in Selbu, Norway.

Engineering Firm Rebranded WSP USA

, engineering, construction management, and operations & maintenance. During its 132-year history, the firm has planned, designed and helped deliver some of the nation's most significant infrastructure, including bridges, tunnels, transit systems, highways, airports, buildings, stadiums and energy storage facilities

Arnstein Andreassen (PhotoPBES

Andreassen Joins PBES to Develop Energy Storage Markets

Norwegian energy storage company Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) announced Arnstein Andreassen has joined the firm to develop marine energy storage markets. Andreassen brings decades of experience in power generation and propulsion.   In his previous positions, both in Naval and commercial business, Andreassen worked with power generation and propulsion systems in the marine space. Andreassen comes to PBES from Bertel O. Steen Teknikk AS (Bostek), where he is responsible for sales of commercial marine generator sets.    

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