Sonja Vernøy Hansen of battery systems manufacturer Corvus Energy has been selected to be a member of the Norwegian Government’s strategy group for Maritime-21.
The aim of Maritime-21 is to provide a comprehensive review of Norway’s strategy for maritime research, development and innovation, and will also provide a special review of technology and research opportunities related to green shipping and digitalization. The strategy group has been appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.
The strategy group will deliver its updated strategy by the end of 2021. The group is led by Professor Ingrid Schjølberg, dean of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The strategy group consists of 15 members from industry, various universities and several Norwegian organisations.
“It is an honour for Corvus Energy to be part of this important work for Norway and contribute strategy for greener shipping. We are proud that Sonja is among the selected strategists,” said Geir Bjørkeli, CEO of Corvus Energy. He added that the appointment is also a recognition of the excellent work Hansen is contributing to the Norwegian maritime industry. “Sonja Vernøy Hansen is highly skilled and able to combine her industry knowledge and experience within political and organisational work to advance and add value and excitement to any project with which she is involved,” said Bjørkeli.
“The transition in the maritime sector from fossil fuels to green technology is a trend that cannot be stopped. As a leading maritime nation, it is important that Norway is at the forefront of research, innovation and development. We applaud that the authorities gather professionals from our industry to help Norway as a nation to strengthen this important sector, and thus contribute to a green transition in shipping globally,” said Bjørkeli.