Albert Willemsen â€“ Environment & Sustainability Lead / Former ICOMIA - International Marine Industry Association
Albert has been Environment & Sustainability Manager of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) since 2005. He qualified as an engineer within aerospace and later with automotive experience. He started working in 1972 at the Department of Defence (Naval Airforce) followed by the aerospace industry in the Netherlands, ESA Europe and finally project management for developing test equipment of the F16 together with General Dynamics.
Since 1988 he has been active in the international boating and Super Yacht industry focusing on how the yachting industry impacts or benefits the environment, and how it has to comply with international sustainability legislations. He has worked with governmental authorities including the IMO, the European Union and national competence authorities. He developed an integrated environmental, health & safety and energy management system for the Dutch marine leisure sector and Super Yacht industry. With focus on all work processes in relation to the European Union and national legislation.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) is the international trade association representing global marine industry since 1966. ICOMIA brings together 37 national marine industry associations in one global organisation and represents them at an international level, presenting a strong united voice when dealing with issues challenging the industry.
NEXT GEN Marine HYDROGEN 2023: Workshop Objectives
With safety always front and centre, NEXT GEN Marine HYDROGEN highlights effective solutions for workboats, ferries, patrol craft, military vessels, SAR, wind farm support, super yachts and unmanned craft. With focus on sub 24m vessels, topics are also relevant for 25m to 100m vessels plus the ports and harbours they operate from. The workshop combines international marine energy expertise with dynamic Q&A sessions. End-users and industry come together to identify viable solutions and technology readiness levels. NEXT GEN Marine HYDROGEN focusses on viable Hydrogen technology that is available today or in the very near future. The unique knowledge gained from NEXT GEN workshops helps to shape real world decisions, from modifying in-service powertrains to shaping requirements for next generation vessels. Attendees include commercial, government and military organisations, boat builders, engine manufacturers, technology developers, engineers, naval architects, class societies and legislators.