SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Author: Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland has 20 years of working experience, including management, international marketing and engineering work. His experience includes: Chief Operating Officer & member of DNV Executive Council; Regional Manager & Country Chair ; Regional Operational Manager; Department Management; Section Management; Project Management; R&D and Product Development; Strategy work; Major ICT development project ; Consulting; Surveys; International marketing and marketing intelligence; Customer management; 2 years Expatriate contract in South Korea and 4 years expatriate assignment in China; Risk, hydrodynamic and structural strength evaluations of ships and offshore structures. He currently holds the position of the EVP & Chief Sustainability Officer at DNV GL.

Towards unmanned shipping

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland, EVP & Chief Sustainability Officer DNV GL, says that autonomous shipping is a now a reality. The technology is in place and the time has come to move more operations ashore. Instead of having a crew of 15 sailing in a storm in the North Sea, people can stay in a control room on shore, where the same person could monitor and steer many ships.

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