Kick-off meeting of the EnergyWare project: press release

Kick-off meeting of the project entitled “Energy Efficiency in Warehousing along Maritime Supply Chains” (EnergyWare) was held on 01 February 2016 in Bremen. The project is supported by the International Cooperation Network for Countries from the Eastern Partnership (IncoNet EaP) and coordinated by German Aerospace Center (DLR).

It is a twinning partnership between German and Ukrainian institutions: the Chair in Maritime Business and Logistics (University of Bremen – Uni HB), and the Institute of Energy Saving and Energy Management (National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” – NTUU “KPI”) together with the Odessa National Maritime University - ONMU.

Kick-off meeting of the EnergyWare project at the University of Bremen (from left to right: Yuliia Chernetska (NTUU „KPI“), Prof. Dr. Sergii Denysiuk (NTUU „KPI“), Prof. Dr. Irina Dovbischuk (Uni HB), Assoc. Prof. Vera Baryshnikova (ONMU), Prof. Dr. Oleg Kotsar (NTUU „KPI“), and Prof. Dr. Hans-Dietrich Haasis (Uni HB)

The duration of the EnergyWare project is from 15 January to 15 October 2016. The main objective is a joint proposal for the Horizon 2020 Call EE-15-2017 “Increasing capacities for actual implementation of energy efficiency measures in industry and services”. Future proposal will focus on (1) Capacity building programs for qualified and accredited experts carrying out energy audits (with financial and technical data to allow decision-makers and financiers to return-on-investment decisions), (2) Staff trainings and capacity building programs to enhance corporate policy towards energy efficiency, energy culture and sustainable supply-chain initiatives.

Discussions were continued at the Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH, that responsible for developing, strengthening and marketing Bremen as a location for business, trade fairs and events. Mr. Andreas Gerber and Mr. Dieter Voss kindly presented the activities of Wirtschaftsförderung

GmbH. During the meeting Ms. Diana Pfaff gave an overview of the WP Energy GmbH practice in arranging of the international trainings for engineers in renewable energy sphere.

Discussions at the Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH

A special Networking Workshop was held on the next day, 02 February 2016, with the participation of other Ukrainian delegation. Their visit to Bremen was a part of the study tour on energy efficiency, arranged by Ms. Gabrielle Baumann, Ukrainian division head of the Konrad Adenaur Stiftung.

The Workshop Program included a morning visit to the company Deutsche Windtechnic AG, where participants talked about the development of wind energy market in Germany and Ukraine. In the afternoon discussions were continued during the presentation of the EnergyWare project; participants expressed the opinions on the most challenging issues of energy efficiency in warehousing along maritime supply chains. Mr. Rainer Linke from Korolev GmbH has given the benefit of experience in organizing the energy sanitation of the building clusters.

Presentation of the EnergyWare project at the Networking Workshop

The visit of Ukrainian delegation from NTUU “KPI” and ONMU to Bremen has been efficiently used to coordinate further steps and to discuss the focal points of the follow-up proposal for the Horizon 2020 Call. The next meeting of the Energy Ware project partners is scheduled to the end of May 2016 in Kyiv, in the framework of the international conference “Energy Management: Status and Prospects – PEMS´16” (http://pems.kpi.ua).