Anemoi Marine Technologies Welcomes Claes Horndahl as New Commercial Director

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Anemoi Marine Technologies Ltd, a global leader in wind-assisted propulsion technology for commercial vessels, has announced the appointment of Claes Horndahl as their new Commercial Director. With a career spanning more than 20 years supporting gas carriers and tankers, Claes brings a wealth of expertise in maritime consultancy, commercial strategy, and operational efficiency to Anemoi as the company ramps up production of its award-winning Rotor Sail systems owing to growing demand.

Claes studied Industrial Engineering and Management at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, before joining DNV Maritime Solutions spearheading projects on risk management, operational efficiency and energy conservation across the marine and offshore sectors, as well as the governmental sector. He then transitioned to lead several commercial activities, overseeing sales and credit teams both in Europe and internationally for a world leading marine products and service supplier.

With a proven track record in leading commercial activities and building successful and dynamic teams, Claes also brings a vital understanding of the challenging aspects of ship owning and ship management, particularly in the realm of decreasing emissions and finding practical cost-cutting measures.

As a strong advocate for sustainable maritime practices, Claes’ appointment underscores Anemoi’s commitment to reducing vessel emissions and improving operational efficiency for owners and operators.

anemoi logo blueClaes Horndahl said: “I am honored to join Anemoi at this pivotal moment in the maritime industry’s journey to decarbonization. Anemoi’s dedication and mission for sustainability in shipping through its Rotor Sail technology resonates deeply with my own professional ethos. I’m joining the team at an exciting period of growth as Anemoi couples with some of the largest shipowners in the world to help integrate Rotor Sail technology into commercial operations.”

Kim Diederichsen, Chief Executive Officer of Anemoi Marine Technologies, expressed his enthusiasm about Claes’ appointment, stating: “Claes’ arrival marks an exciting chapter for Anemoi. His proven track record in team building and global commercial acumen align seamlessly with our objectives. As we continue to spearhead wind-assisted propulsion technologies with our leading Rotor Sail technology, Claes’ expertise will be instrumental in fortifying our global footprint and delivering sustainable solutions to owners throughout the industry.”

The appointment comes soon after Anemoi achieved an Approval in Principle from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator earlier in the year, following a review of a 210,000dwt Newcastlemax bulk carrier, which validated Anemoi’s Rotor Sails and unique folding and bespoke rail deployment systems, and how the company’s systems will impact a vessel’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) calculations. The company is also currently fitting its Rotor Sail technology to the Berge Neblina, a 388k DWT Valemax Ore Carrier owned by Berge Bulk.

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