• #IAPH2023
  • 31 October – 2 November 2023 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mikal Bøe

Core Power

Chairman & CEO

Mikal is a senior maritime executive with three decades of experience from floor to board level in shipping, finance, and technology.

As Founder and CEO of CORE POWER, Mikal today plays a key role in the development and deployment of a new generation of nuclear reactor technologies as the solution for ocean transportation to boost productivity and meet its emission reduction targets.

CORE POWER is a UK-based innovation and technology development company, establishing a new market for new nuclear technology in the maritime sector.

In the decade prior to starting CORE POWER in 2018, Mikal served as Chief Risk Officer for two large stock listed ship owning groups in the US and in Asia.

Mikal currently serves as Chair of the ‘Maritime Applications and Nuclear Propulsion’ Working Group of the World Nuclear Transport Institute, as a member of the Offshore Technical Committee at Lloyd’s Register and the Maritime Nuclear Applications Group of the National Reactor Innovations Centre in the US and serves as an Advisory Board Member of the UK Nuclear Industry Association.

Sessions With Mikal Bøe

Wednesday, 1 November

  • 02:00pm - 02:30pm (GST) / 01/nov/2023 10:00 am - 01/nov/2023 10:30 am

    New Nuclear for Maritime in Ports and Waterways

    New Nuclear for Maritime represents a new generation of small modular nuclear energy technologies which could be applied to the marine environment. As global trade requires ports and ships to decarbonise to eliminate harmful emissions, new nuclear is emerging as a potential zero-emissions alternative.

    In particular, the development of closed-cycle, unpressurized molten salt reactors for use on Floating Nuclear Power Plants (FNPPs) and nuclear-powered ships is gaining industry interest for operations in nearshore environments, waterways, and ports.

    This in-depth one-on-one interview will demystify the technology and open the dialogue around how a new zero-emissions energy system could emerge with the potential in terms of economic benefits while ensuring safely, security and environmental care.