Egil Hystad, GM Market Innovation, Wärtsilä / project leader, ZEEDS

Egil is currently acting as general manager in the Market Innovation department of Nordic sales region at Wärtsilä, focusing on global technological development trends, vessels designed for zero emission and energy efficient ships in future Marine solutions.
Since 1990 he has been working in the Norwegian offshore oil and gas business, with design of electric power plants in offshore installation.
Since 1998 he has been working with development of electric power generation and propulsion systems mainly for Offshore vessels, recent years with a focus on concepts for increased vessel efficiency, clean operations and novel ship system concepts.
He has been participating in future concept developments as well as participating in the core team of the six Company coalition of the ZEEDS project (Zero Emission Energy Distribution at Sea).