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Jakob Buus Petersen
Director of Energy Efficiency

Jakob Buus Petersen is Director of Energy Efficiency at ABS. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the classification society's energy efficiency initiatives and programs. Petersen brings more than 25 years of technical and operational experience to his current role and has gained international recognition for his work on ship performance.

Petersen began his maritime career as a naval architect with Force Technology, rising to the position of Chief Specialist. Prior to joining ABS, he served as Chief Specialist and Head of the Vessel Performance Department within Maersk Maritime Technology for the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in Copenhagen. He successfully led the implementation and management of the Vessel Performance Management Service focused on optimizing the operational performance of a large fleet.

Petersen's professional experience encompasses fuel efficiency, fuel indexing, EEDI, EEOI, ship performance and manoeuvring. He also headed the optimization of the hull and propeller for Maersk's next generation container ships.

Petersen holds an MSc in Naval Architecture and a PhD for "Nonlinear Strip Theories for Ship Response in Waves" from the Technical University of Denmark. He has been involved in many industry committees and joint industry projects, including the ITTC Manoeuvring Committee which he chaired for three years.