PRESSEMEDDELELSE: Maritime Cluster co-operation Poland - Denmark
Press release 19th of June 2012.
During the 14th Baltic Development Forum Summit “Connecting Europe – Smart and Green Partnerships” and European Commission’s 3rd Annual Forum on the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, which have taken place in Copenhagen on June 17-19, Poland and Denmark agreed on closer co-operation and signed a “letter of intend” in developing the maritime clusters and also the innovation within transport in the two respective countries.
Amongst the area for cross border co-operation, the following was identified:
• Development of LNG and gas fuelled propulsion for ships.
• Development of offshore windmill energy generation devices.
• Development of robots and robotic technology for ships and offshore construction.
• Competence development with the maritime and related industries.
• Electrical and Hybrid transport solutions.
• Development of underwater remotely controlled vehicles for offshore mining.
The Summit was officially opened by H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen gave the welcome address. Amongst the keynote speakers were Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark, Andrus Ansip, Prime Minister of Estonia, Siim Kallas, Vice-President; Commissioner for Transport, European Commission.
The summit also had statements from Nicolai Wammen, Minister for European Affairs, Denmark and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission, and Hans Skov Christensen, Chairman, Baltic Development Forum.
This year’s summit brought together more than 800 stakeholders, and provided a unique platform for leaders from government, political parties, business, academia and civil society to discuss cooperation possibilities and growth initiatives in the Baltic Sea Region.
In the picture:
From right the Polish representative Marek Narewski from Polish Register of Shipping and the Danish representative Steen Sabinsky from Maritime Development Center of Europe. Both parties are participating in the project “BSRinnoship”, which is a flagship project in the Baltic region.