Programme Monday, April 17th, 2023



11.30 – 14:00

International Windship Association IWSA (members meeting), please contact IWSA for further details on agenda and meeting organisation. website link: IWSA

14:30 – 18:30

WISP 2 JIP (members meeting), please contact the project leader for further details on agenda and meeting organisation. website link:  WISP2 JIP

If you wish to organise your own members EU Project / Association / JIP meetings, please contact us to check the remaining possiblities on that day

Programme Tuesday, April 18th, 2023





09:00  – 09:15

Opening words & welcome:

Jorge Nasarre, Director of the Balearic Islands Port Authority

Juan Pedro Yllanes, Vicepresident of Balearic Government and Ministry of Energy Transition

Guilhem Gaillarde, chairman Blue Forum


chair: Rogier Eggers & Gavin Allwright

09:15 – 10:30

Session 1, Modelling

Rule Based Stability Assessment for Wind Propulsion
Alfred Rapaport, Performance Engineer, Oceanbird

Using model-based digital twins to evaluate and predict performance of wind-assisted ships
Olivier Taillard, CTO, Syroco

Development of ITTC Guidelines for Wind Assisted Ships
Sofia Werner, Lead Researcher Wind Powered Ships, RISE Maritime

Panel discussion

10:30 – 10:45

Small break

10:45 – 11:15

Session 2, Overview of project updates

Low Carbon Sea Transport – Wind assisted Island Supply Vessel from Scratch to Operation
Michael Vahs, Professor of Ship Operation, Hoschule Emden/Leer

Wind propulsion impact on route optimization strategies
Maxime Dupuy, D-ICE Engineering

Reccomendations from WiSP2 for Performance Prediction in EEDI & EEXI
Rogier Eggers, Senior Project Manager, MARIN

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 – 13:00

Session 3, Design

Ship Integration of Wind propulsion systems: Practical Aspects
Konstantinos Fakiolas, CEO, FinOcean

Is it feasible to reduce Fuel consumption of Dry Bulkers with 50% by combining WASP, Gate Rudder and a Slender design
Elizabeth Lindstad & Vladimir Krasilnikov, Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF

Optiwise Design Methods
Bart Schuiling, Senior Researcher, MARIN

Panel discussion

13:00 – 14:00



chair: Christian Veldhuis

14:00 – 15:15

Session 1, Towards Zero Emission Ships

Real marine applications using alternative fuels as enablers for decarbonisation
Santiago Martín and Adolfo Navarro, Armon Shipyard

ZEFF project: zero emission fast foiling
Romain Sarrazin and Frederic Colin, LMG Marine

Road to 2030 – Sanlorenzo path to carbon neutrality
Federico Tocchi, Sanlorenzo

Panel discussion

15:15 – 15:30

Small Break

15:30 – 16:45

Session 2, Zero emission in Balearic islands

The importance of RETROFIT and the transformation of the nautical sector to sustainable engines
Gonzalo Coterillo, Medvolt Marine

Electric, ecological ship design and production
Lui Moreno, NautaMorgau

Palma de Mallorca harbour infra to facilitate ship electrification
Pep Malagrava, General Director for Energy and Climate Change, Government of Balearic Islands

Panel discussion

16:45 – 17:15

Coffee Break

17:15 – 18:30

Session 3, Towards Zero Emission Fishery & concept studies

Environmental friendly fishing vessels in the Adriatic sea
Marija Koričan, University of Zagreb

LPMA: a zero emission training fishing vessel
Guillaume Rocolle, Mauric

Zero Emission Shipping concept studies at MARIN
Gianluca Giurco, Specialist Marine Power Systems, MARIN

Panel discussion


Network drinks

Programme Wednesday, April 19th, 2023






09:00 – 09:05

Opening words & welcome:

Guilhem Gaillarde & Christian Veldhuis

09:05 – 09:25

Opening lecture

Changing the energy model of Balearic Islands: sustainable, fair and local
Pep Malagrava, General Director for Energy and Climate Change, Government of Balearic Islands

09:25 – 10:40

session 1, Global winds of changes & local scenarios

Wise use of Renewable Energy in Transport and how can Shipping best contribute to mitigate Climate Change
Elizabeth Lindstad, Chief Scientist, SINTEF

Windcoop: upgrading maritime transport to a new ecological, social and financial level
Matthieu Brunet, Co-Founder Windcoop & Director Arcadie (ONLINE)

Ship Owner perspective and challenges in designing for a sustainable public transportation in Venice
Antonio Ferrari, Head of Technical department and Research and development department, AVM Holding, Azienda Consorzio Trasporti Veneziano (ACTV)

Panel discussion

10:40 – 11:10

Coffee break

11:10 – 12:30

session 2, Fleet & Regional strategies

Connecting Europe for a sustainable future
Nicolas Bathfield, Project Manager, Stena Teknik – Stena Rederi AB

Balearia: leading local changes for sustainable shipping
Ignacio Poblet, Manager Operations, Cotenaval

Deployment of a local green H2 ecosystem – Lloseta solar hydrogen production plant
Aina Calafat Garau, General Diretor, Green H2 Mallorca

Panel discussion

Introduction to afternoon workshop themes

Announcement BlueWeek2024: hosting city harbour & dates

12:30 – 13.30


13:30 -15:30

Workshops (plenary & break out sessions)

Theme 1: Operational concerns on board wind-propelled commercial ships – chair by Optiwise project

The Optiwise EU project invites you to a workshop on the operational concerns on board wind-propelled commercial ships.

Wind propulsion is fast becoming a credible method to make progress in the decarbonisation of shipping. But how can we apply it in the most safe and efficient way? In the EU Optiwise project we are rethinking the design and operation of such ships. We like to have the input of you, the industry, particularly with experience in ship operation, What should we focus on and which constraints should we set? After giving you an introduction on our project and our first results we will together with you create an inventory of operational aspects of wind propulsion and how to address them.

More information on the Optiwise website:

Register here for online participation: 


Theme 2: Introducing sustainable alternative power for fishing & leisure boats around Mallorca – chair by MARIN – Christian Veldhuis

Bringing shipping to zero emission is challenging. Why not start at small scale? Demonstrating in a local network how ships, their operations and the energy infrastructure could be adapted to reach zero emission water transport.

In this workshop we focus on the local waterborne network around Mallorca with many small leisure and fishing boats. What techniques are available (which is a link to the afternoon session on Tuesday) or will become soon to enable zero emission propulsion of ships? What is needed at the shore side to facilitate this? Can we identify bottlenecks and opportunities?

The goal of the session is to define these needs with the different stakeholders at the table and come up with a first set of action points that could be used by the local authorities and companies for follow-up. We invite all stakeholders interested (boat owners, builders, designers, harbour authorities, ….) to contribute to this interactive session.


Theme 3: Regional strategy and deployment for zero emission waterborne activities- chair by EU Horizon NEEDS – Guilhem Gaillarde

The NEEDS EU project is currently developing a dynamic techno-economical model to simulate energy transition pathways at regional level for waterborne transport. during this workshop, the model will be presented and the group will develop a strategy for the proposed regions. Parameters on fleet refit to alternative power, energy pricing evolution, availability of alternative fuels or energy, taxes or incentives, return of investment decisions, logistics or sailing strategy (speed or amount of ships) can be used to set-up a scenario. Such scenario will then define the 30-years simulation on the considered region.

After the workshop (few days are needed…), the scenario(s) developed during the workshop will be created in the NEEDS simulation framework and run. The results will be shared with all participants of the BlueWeek2023 and also reported on the NEEDS project website.


Departure (bus) to Lloseta Hydrogen-Solar plant & North Sails Facility Palma

Site visit
Hydrogene production solar facility in Lloseta and North Sails facility in Palma


retour Palma (expected time)

Programme Thursday, April 20th, 2023







09:00 – 09:15

Opening & welcome, presentation of day programme

Nathalie Scheidegger, Floor Spaargaren and Erik-Jan de Ridder

09.15 – 10:05

Session 1, Perspectives (European policy and the specific Mediterranean environment)

EU transition towards Sustainable Blue Economy: ecology, food and nature
Xavier Guillou, DG Mare, European Commission

Balearic Islands: risks, challenges & opportunities for Sustainable Blue Growth development
Xavier Pastor, Oceanographer, Former ED of Greenpeace Spain and Oceana Europe

10.05 – 10:50

Session 2, Nature, Science & Entrepreneurship

Multi-use floating offshore wind opportunities and challenges
Erik-Jan de Ridder, Senior Project Manager, MARIN

UNITED multi-use pilot projects; key exploitable products and services
Annaïk van Gerven,  Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences

10:50 – 11:20

Coffee break

11:20 – 13:00

Offshore floating solar PV technologies for islands and ports Aurelien Croq, CEO, SolarinBlue

PivotBuoy(R) Technology, current FOWT pilot in the Canary islands and next development in the Mediterranean
Alex Raventos,  CEO & co-founder, X1 Wind

Developing co-location / multi-use of passieve fisheries in Offshore Wind Farms in the Netherlands
Marcel Rozemeijer, Wageningen Marine Research

Turning Balearic islands into a world-leading example of marine conservtion
Aniol Esteban, Director, Marilles Foundation

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

Session 3, Practical perspectives, chances & bottlenecks

Blueprint for a Maripark
Nico Buytendijk, Programme Manager eMSP NBSR-RVO

Floor Spaargaren, Senior Project Manager, MARIN

Workshops introduction
Nathalie Scheidegger, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

14.45 – 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 17:30

Workshop: Balearic islands towards an integrated sustainable blue economy

Workshop 1: Identify opportunities & bottlenecks
Opportunities and challenges will identified for the transition towards a sustainable blue economy at the Balearic islands. The energy transition, sustainable food production and nature conservation will be considered.

Workshop 2: Actions
The identified opportunities and challenges will be translated to required actions to benefit from opportunities and overcome challenges.

Workshop 3: Prioritizing actions
Lastly the identified actions will be prioritized resulting in an roadmap for the Balearic islands to transition to a fully sustainable blue future. 


Network drinks

Programme Friday April 21th, 2023



09:00 – 13:00

Possible place holder JIP or EU project (members only) meeting.

If you want to make use of such possibility, please get in contact with us (via request form on the website).

09:00 – 12:00

Volunteer’s local action for environment protection & travel emission mitigation

Closure BlueWeek 2023

Official online public announcement of the host city and dates for BlueWeek2024

As a visitor of our website we respect your privacy. We appreciate your trust and are therefore committed to handling the personal data you provide confidentially. We use personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. All data that you provide are used for the specific purpose for which the data were submitted. Personal data are not made available to third parties except where there is a legal obligation to do so. Your personal data will only be kept for as long as it is deemed necessary based on the nature of the data.

You already have access to this file!