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Maritat, a fuel analysis tool for the maritime industry dedicated to alternative fuels assessment

On the road towards decarbonization, different fuels have been introduced into the shipping world. However, to define the most adequate fuel and engine options is not an easy task. Many factors influence in such choice, as engine and fuel costs, fuel availability and total emissions, besides the difficulties in comparing such figures among different fuels.

Considering such complexity, Maritat was developed as a fuel analysis tool for the maritime industry dedicated to alternative fuels assessment. The tool presents not only a description of costs, but also a feasible emission estimation for each fuel option considered, serving as a basis for decision-making on the introduction of alternative fuels. Emissions, costs and necessary ship adaptations are quantified in order to build a comprehensive scenario of the fuel and engine options selected by the user.

Maritat was designed to be flexible and works with a totally editable database, giving the user the possibility to adapt the fuel and engine characteristics to particular scenarios or to more detailed information provided by suppliers. Such flexibility allows the tool to incorporate new technologies and updated information regarding costs and performance, which is useful in a field under constant development.

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Senior Project Engineer – Offshore Renewables

KONGSTEIN’s experience and expertise makes us one of the key players in both offshore wind and hydrogen industry.

We are now looking for a Senior Project Engineer who can contribute and share our commitment to clean oceans and renewable energy applications at sea. 

 

About the job

As a Senior Project Engineer Renewable Offshore your focus will be on delivering innovative, integrated technical solutions to our clients while internally coordinating and quality assuring deliverables from our project engineers and other team members. You will closely cooperate with a dedicated Project Manager to successfully complete projects within agreed time and budget, without incidents. 

The right candidate is motivated by and keenly interested in renewable solutions for the offshore industry and has the necessary motivation and interest to develop more competence on layout and design for renewable power production and distribution.

You may freely choose to work out of our Hamburg, Oslo or Bergen office locations.

 

Your main responsibilities will be: 

  • Identify and devise integrated technical solutions for our clients
  • Contribute to Clients’ requirements for a “fit for purpose” solution
  • Technical assessment of suppliers’ proposals or specifications
  • Closely cooperate with appointed Project Manager
  • Give input to the creation of project plans, tenders and other PM documentation
  • Review of technical documentation, status information and inspection reports

 

We encourage you to apply if you have:

  • A strong technical background with a university degree (BSc or MSc) in Engineering disciplines, operations or compliance (class society, notified body or similar)
  • Gained relevant work experience (5+ years) within power generation/distribution, process (typically fluids or gas relevant) or mechanical disciplines
  • Can fluently apply business English (written and verbal) and an additional further language(s); preferable German, Norwegian, Dutch, Spanish, French or Portuguese

 

As a person we believe you have a specialist mindset and are highly motivated to work in a growing company with short routes for decision making. You have necessary commercial awareness and willingness to from time to time to travel/ work at our clients’ premises. You are open minded, team-oriented, self-driven, proactive and assertive and have a structured approach to solving challenges.

 

What we offer:

  • Flexible working conditions
  • Exciting projects for established customers
  • Team responsibility and team mandate that goes along with it
  • Highly qualified co-workers who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with you 
  • Place of work in an entrepreneurial, international and fun work environment in Hamburg, Oslo or Bergen

 

Get in touch:

For further information please contact Janne Mosaker, Senior Recruiter at Mosaker Rekruttering, phone number: +47 416 07 787 or Torgeir Nærø, CEO at KONGSTEIN, phone number: +47 922 00 778. 

Let us know if this sounds like you by sending your resume and letter of motivation to 👉 https://lnkd.in/ekAqqH9P

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Innovation Norway awards KONGSTEIN with advisory agreements for two High Potential Opportunities (HPO) export initiatives.

We are pleased to announce that Innovation Norway has awarded KONGSTEIN with advisory agreements for two High Potential Opportunities (HPO) export initiatives, which include Offshore Wind Europe and Hydrogen Northern Germany.

KONGSTEIN, one of the key players, is now an official partner in both offshore wind and hydrogen investments. The awarded contracts are specifically in Offshore Wind Europe in partnership with Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster and NORWEP; and in Hydrogen Northern Germany in partnership with Kjeller Innovation (H2 cluster) and Thema Consulting.

Andreas Opstad Strand, our VP of Business Development, is very pleased with the initiatives: “Norway must get out of the comfort zone we have been in on oil and gas, and out into the world. It is the new, green industries that will provide the jobs of the future. Here, we look forward to contributing with KONGSTEIN’s experience and expertise”.

The High Potential Opportunities (HPO) is an export program of four to six years that will assist Norwegian companies to win international commercial contracts with a value over 500 million NOK. The goal is to support the exports of Norwegian business through different initiatives.

Firstly, the Offshore Wind Europe initiative will open doors for Norwegian companies to export their expertise to European offshore markets especially in France. Starting 2023, the French authorities will offer licenses for a total of 1 gigawatt (GW) per year for either bottom-fixed or floating wind capacity.

Secondly, the Hydrogen Northern Germany initiative will allow Norway to export its maritime know-how to the German northern states, in particular, in green hydrogen economy. Several important projects will be developed with local partners, for instance, AquaVentus, with whom KONGSTEIN is a proud founding partner.

At KONGSTEIN, we are proud to play a central role in the work to increase the export of Norwegian contractors and suppliers in the offshore wind and hydrogen markets and be the advisory connection between different partners.

“We are happy to extend our cooperation with Innovation Norway and strengthen even further our trusted relationship that we have been building together over the years”, states KONGSTEIN’s CEO Torgeir Nærø.

The KONGSTEIN team has already rolled its sleeves and ready to start on these exciting initiatives coming ahead.

 

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KONGSTEIN and Idévekst enter into collaboration agreement

(Bergen) Energy market expert advisers, KONGSTEIN AS and Idevekst Energi AS, have today entered into a collaboration agreement to cater for a growing renewable energy market in Northern Europe. Both parties will contribute to the industry with market leading competence within offshore wind, port (re)development, new emissions free fuel production and logistics systems. The collaboration will focus on project definition and execution services, technical advisory, project support and interim management services, that will bring the best results for our clients.

Moreover, both companies are internationally engaged in project preparation and roll-out of offshore wind, production, logistics and consumption systems for alternative fuels, including layout and design considerations for such facilities onshore and offshore.

Both companies’ leading personnel has decades of experience within these focus areas and is currently working on the decommissioning planning for the first offshore farms they took part in installing.

“We are really looking forward to developing a strong cooperation with Idevekst on future-proof and cost-efficient concepts to create emissions-free energy production and – consumption, and logistics solutions going forward – to the benefit of our clients”, says KONGSTEIN’s Torgeir Nærø in a comment!

“Together we have leading, complementary competence on the energy sector – paving the way for new solutions and creating best of class advise to clients”, adds Asle Lygre, managing director of Idevekst Energi.

The agreement takes immediate effect with joint projects already in development.

About KONGSTEIN

KONGSTEIN enables the green shift in the energy industry by supporting clients striving towards a sustainable use of resources. It provides technical advisory and project management to deliver innovative, efficient solutions to the offshore renewables and maritime industries.  KONGSTEIN combines its expertise in these industries with providing state of the art services in green hydrogen. The common thread throughout our markets and clients is our clear commitment to clean energy at sea, facilitated by our network of Norwegian and German engineers and mariners. 

 

For information contact: Torgeir Nærø, CEO, TN@KONGSTEIN.com, M. +47 922 00 778

About IDEVEKST

IDEVEKST is an independent advisory company – owned by the employees – always putting our customers’ success first. Integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism are fundamental to everything we do. We are experienced within advisory and operational management, while shouldering responsibility for results.

For information contact: Asle Lygre, managing director, asle.lygre@idevekst.com, M. +47 913 21 225

 

 

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OffsH2ore: KONGSTEIN takes a lead role in defining the next steps of maritime hydrogen logistics

After years of hard work, the project has met its planned technical milestones. KONGSTEIN is now setting sails for the next steps in gaining competence for building a green hydrogen value chain at sea.

Green hydrogen produced sustainably from renewable energies is expected to become a key pillar for the decarbonisation of our energy systems. For countries like Germany for instance, where the large-scale production of green hydrogen can be a challenge due to land use competition or other challenges relating to the development of renewable energy projects on land, import strategies for green hydrogen are being devised, such as from Australia or Northern Africa. However, hydrogen production at sea using offshore wind power can overcome some of those challenges, while also offering high full-load hours and at the same time creating opportunities for domestic supply chains.

The two-year project “OffsH2ore”, funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), will deliver a technically and economically optimized design of an integrated offshore hydrogen production facility, including a maritime logistics solution, based on the transport of compressed gaseous hydrogen. This first-of-its-kind concept is meant to serve as blueprint and launching point for the development of pilot and full-scale projects.

The basis for this pioneering concept is an offshore wind farm, which is directly connected to a 500 MW electrolysis platform to produce up to 50,000 tons of green hydrogen per year. The system is based on a scalable and modular design, which can be easily adapted to different hydrogen production capacities. Fresh water for the PEM electrolyser is supplied by desalination of sea water, using waste heat from the electrolysis. The produced hydrogen is purified and dried, compressed to up to 500 bar and transferred to a transport vessel by direct shuttling, which delivers between 400-500 tons of hydrogen per shipment from the offshore platform to shore.

Next to the technical and economic challenges with regards to the operating conditions at sea, the design study will specifically address relevant questions around storage, transport and logistics of hydrogen, operation and maintenance of the offshore facilities as well as regulatory aspects. In particular, the project aims to identify innovative technical solutions related to the implementation of an integrated maritime hydrogen supply chain, including hydrogen loading arrangement, vessel design and transport concept from offshore site to shore.

By focusing on storage and transport of hydrogen in compressed gaseous form the chosen technical approach clearly and deliberately sets itself apart from existing project ideas and concept studies for offshore hydrogen production or hydrogen shipping concepts. Although the logistics concept is being developed for an offshore hydrogen production platform, the proposed transport solution for compressed hydrogen is independent from the offshore production of hydrogen and generically viable for long-distance shipping of hydrogen.

Key insights from the project include:

  • Offshore production of hydrogen from offshore wind and shipping of compressed gaseous hydrogen is technically doable.
  • PEM electrolysis is the preferred technology for the offshore environment due to space limitations and dynamic operation behaviour.
  • The project approach and logistics concept based on transporting hydrogen in compressed gaseous form, while generally overlooked, is unique.
  • A compression-based hydrogen supply chain seems preferable in combination with intermittent hydrogen production from renewable electricity, like (onshore) wind and solar (in an island mode setting).

With the project coordinator PNE AG, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, SILICA Verfahrenstechnik GmbH, KONGSTEIN and Wystrach GmbH, the project “OffsH2ore” brings together an experienced and complementary consortium of industry partners and academia from across the value chain.

KONGSTEIN, with its unique experience in logistics concept planning and transport & installation activities in complex offshore operations, will be responsible for the development of a hydrogen offshore logistics concept, including hydrogen loading arrangements, vessel design and transport concept from offshore site to shore.

 

About KONGSTEIN

KONGSTEIN enables the green shift in the energy industry by supporting clients striving towards a sustainable use of resources. It provides technical advisory and project management to deliver innovative, efficient solutions to the offshore renewables and maritime industries.   

KONGSTEIN combines its expertise in these industries with providing state of the art services in green hydrogen. The common thread throughout our markets and clients is our clear commitment to clean energy at sea, facilitated by our network of Norwegian and German engineers and mariners. 

 

About PNE AG

PNE AG is a clean energy solutions provider for markets and industries regionally, nationally and internationally. Its core competencies are the project planning and operation of renewable energy projects. In addition, PNE AG is advancing the storage of renewable energies and power-to-x technology. In this way, it is consistently pursuing the goal of a secure, sustainable and profitable energy supply which is fed 100 percent from renewable energies. Around 400 employees work under the umbrella of the PNE Group in 13 countries on four continents. The headquarters of PNE AG are located in Cuxhaven.

 

About Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

With a staff of close to 1300, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany is the largest solar energy research institute in Europe. Fraunhofer ISE is committed to promoting sustainable, economic, safe and socially just energy supply systems based on renewable energies. Its research provides the technological foundations for supplying energy efficiently and on an environmentally sound basis in industrialized, threshold and developing countries throughout the world. Focusing on energy efficiency, energy conversion, energy distribution and energy storage, the Institute develops materials, components, systems and processes in five business areas. One particular feature of Fraunhofer ISE is its excellent technical infrastructure, which is organized into eight laboratory centers and four technology evaluation centers providing testing and experimental services on a production scale. In addition, the Institute has several accredited testing facilities. The Institute is a member of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization.

 

About SILICA Verfahrenstechnik GmbH

For more than 90 years, Silica Verfahrenstechnik GmbH has been designing and manufacturing process plants for the purification, drying and liquefaction of gases at its site in Berlin. The topic of hydrogen compression and purification has occupied the company since the delivery of the first hydrogen plant in 1941. Since that time, we built a vast number of Hydrogen units and Silica plants became a part of technological development in this field. Besides of the high quality level and reliability of the plants Silica contributes decades of experiences in the integration of process packages into a complex overall system in compliance with current engineering standards and regulations. More recently, Silica has been involved in engineering and manufacturing of various projects for the production and further processing of “green” hydrogen.

 

About Wystrach GmbH

Wystrach GmbH is a full-service provider in the field of high-pressure solutions for stationary and mobile storage systems for hydrogen and other gases. The product range includes stationary bundles; containers of all sizes; tank systems for trains, buses, and trucks; and storage solutions, e.g. for power-to-gas applications as well as Plug&Play hydrogen refuelling stations. The company has 200 employees and more than 30 years of experience in this field; more than 140,000 compressed gas bundles and over 450 transport systems are on the market worldwide.

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KONGSTEIN and Inter Marine take the next step and launch Polish “Inter Marine Offshore Hydrogen” company

(Bergen/Gdynia) Norwegian technical advisory for Offshore Renewable Infrastructure projects, KONGSTEIN AS, and Polish provider of offshore services, Inter Marine Sp. z o.o., commonly founded “Inter Marine Offshore Hydrogen Sp. z o.o.”.

The company is headquartered in Gdynia with the objective to promote and support innovative offshore renewable infrastructure projects, including maritime hydrogen production and storage/offloading applications integrated with offshore wind farms; platform construction; and all related maritime offshore logistics for a growing Polish market.

Inter Marine has many years of experience and excellent reputation on the Polish marine industry market. KONGSTEIN brings its wealth of experience from the offshore renewable industry in Norway, Germany and other European countries.

CEO of KONGSTEIN AS, Torgeir Nærø: “We are proud to invest into and share our learnings with the Polish renewable industry. The knowledge transfer has worked brilliantly between the two countries in the shipping and Oil & Gas industry.”

 

President of Inter Marine Group Slawomir Kalicki: “With over 30 years of experience in various areas of the maritime industry we are delighted to start a co-owned Polish company with KONGSTEIN to develop Inter Marine’s knowledge and market position in the emerging Polish offshore wind sector. Bringing KONGSTEIN’s knowledge and experience to the local market will be beneficial to the entire Polish wind offshore and hydrogen market.”

About KONGSTEIN

KONGSTEIN enables the green shift in the energy industry by supporting clients striving towards a sustainable use of resources. It provides technical advisory and project management to deliver innovative, efficient solutions to the offshore renewables and maritime industries. 

KONGSTEIN combines its expertise in these industries with providing state of the art services in green hydrogen. The common thread throughout our markets and clients is our clear commitment to clean energy at sea, facilitated by our network of Norwegian and German engineers and mariners.

 

About Inter Marine Group

Headquartered is in Gdynia, Poland, Inter Marine (est. 1990) provides services for the maritime industry. Its business activities are focused on shipping and logistics operations, crew management and marine engineering services.

The company owns its dynamic and continuous growth to a team of highly skilled and experienced personnel, as well as to the support from customers and partners with whom Inter Marine builds long-term business relations.

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