PJ Diesel Engineering CEO Mrs. Anne-Mette Elsborg has accepted the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2017 in support of the Danish Child accident prevention foundation.
This cause is close to my heart as someone very close to me suffered from leukemia as a child. It was my niece’s daughter, who was 8 years old when diagnosed. During her treatment, she spent a considerable amount of time in hospital. This was a challenging time. Hopefully the money I raise on this journey can help other hospitalized children, through the Danish child accident prevention foundation’s project “Legeheltene”. "Legeheltene" focuses on strengthening the mobility of hospitalized children through activities and games, creating positive experiences.
Personally, I was initially encouraged to participate by Jesper Lundorf. He has been part of my network for many years, and I have found him to be an important “counsellor” on a personal level. I soon realized that I very much wanted to be part of this – for many reasons. Not only will it support a good cause, it will be an adventure and not least a great challenge.
It’s been many years since I last challenged myself in this way. This goal does not only constitute reaching the top, but managing a collaboration between the psychological and the physical. I do, however, believe that walking as part of a group is a great help. That way, we can help each other forward.
- Anne-Mette Elsborg
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About Climb for Charity
Climb for Charity is a charity project, where dedicated and engaged people together climb a mountain and fundraise for the Danish Child accident prevention foundation.
The Idea grew quickly into what today is known as Climb For Charity, where celebrities, CEO’s and other business people actively participate in fundraising, supported by companies in Denmark and abroad.
Climb for Charity was started in 2015 by Henrik Uth and Jesper Kramer, who wanted to create awareness around the foundation and its work on preventing accidents and increasing child safety in Denmark. The founders were determined that it should be physically challenges which should put focus on the importance of childrens’ safety.
The idea grew quickly into what today is known as Climb For Charity, where celebrities, CEO’s and other business people actively participate in fundraising, supported by companies in Denmark and abroad.
Can 3D print technology be used for repair and reconditioning, reducing the number of scrapped maritime parts?
That is exactly what PJ Diesel and a group of partners has set out to assess in a new project. In collaboration with MAERSK, Thürmer Tools, DNV GL and FORCE Technology, PJ Diesel Engineering has identified a number of suitable test parts that can be repaired with the use of laser cladding and cold spray 3D print technology. DNV GL will oversee the processes, and take part in quality assurance and verification.
Laser Cladding is an additive manufacturing technique in which powder is fed into a melt pool created by a laser. The laser is scanned across the surface to add material one layer at a time. A CAD solid model of the part is used to create the code to guide the laser. This technology has been around for some time now, but it is continuously improved and developed. The technology being applied in this project is brand new, with 6 powder feeders allowing for cladding quality that does not depend on direction of head movement.
With cold spray, a metal powder is sprayed onto a component below the metals melting point, hence “cold” spray. The technology allows a service provider or supplier to rebuild or strengthen a part with a metal alloy, instead of replacing it with a new. There are two types of cold spray; high pressure and low pressure. High pressure cold spray can be used with harder metals, but must be performed in a chamber. The low pressure cold spray consists of a portable kit that can be used manually, which enables on-site repair of parts, making the technology particularly relevant for e.g. oil rigs and vessels. Not only can scrapping of materials be reduced, but lead time can be minimized, reducing expensive down time.
“Working with the whole value chain and utilizing the latest technology with a specific focus on sustainability makes this project unique. To my knowledge, this combination of technology and “low budget” sustainable innovation has not been seen earlier in the maritime industry” – States Rasmus Elsborg-Jensen of PJ Diesel.
With the project, the group of partners has taken an important step towards exploring how emerging technologies can contribute to a more energy efficient and sustainable maritime industry. The project hopes to promote the use of repair rather than replacement, by creating cases.
The project is one of four Green Ship of the Future projects exploring different aspects of 3D print technology. The other projects deal with on-board print, large scale 3D print and 4D print. Besides their individual focus areas, the four projects also deal with 3D print and the impact on the maritime supply chain.
The projects will share their preliminary results at a breakfast meeting hosted by Green Ship of the Future on September 12th 2017. Go to www.greenship.org to learn more.
In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on the amount of plastics being dumped in the ocean. Currently, 8 million tons of plastic is being dumped into the ocean every year. This has a huge impact on the environment, not only for marine wildlife. 100,000 marine animals die every year due to plastic entanglement. Ocean plastics also have a direct effect on humans through the food chain. 
But the ocean isn’t just a food source – marine plants are responsible for producing 70% of the oxygen inhaled by humans. The oceans also absorb 30% of all the CO2 produced by humans. 
Following the recognition of this massive problem, many projects have been initiated in order to help prevent or reduce the amount of plastics being dumped in the ocean. PJ Diesel wishes to contribute in the fight against ocean pollution and create awareness of the situation – by initiating this project with the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA).
Today, the components repaired by PJ Diesel are transported in conventional wooden boxes. These boxes have a limited lifetime due to wear and tear during transport, and we see great potential for improvements in the design. We feel the boxes transporting the repaired components should reflect filosophy of the company: sustainability and reuse.
The students from KEA were given the task of designing a new transportation box which had to fulfil the following:
The box must be reusable, and preferably have a longer lifetime than the current solution.
The material should be resistant to humidity and oil.
The material needs to be sustainable.
Ocean plastics has to be incorporated.
The project started in February 2017, and three groups from the 2. Semester of the study “Product Development” were selected for completion of the task. The project started out with brainstorming session with PJ Diesel and the selected groups in order to create discussions regarding requirements, innovative ideas and sustainability.
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The project proved to be fruitful, and the students were faced with challenges in the areas of product development and design, construction, materials, production and economics.
Starting early Friday morning (May 12), ransomware attacks using an exploit for the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol on Microsoft Windows were executed across businesses in hundreds of countries. The ransomware effected a number of businesses in a variety of industries. The ransomware goes by various names such as WannaCry, Wcry, WannaCrypt, or Wanna Decryptor.
Initial reports indicate the hacker or hacking group behind the WannaCry campaign is gaining access to enterprise servers through the exploitation of a critical Windows SMB vulnerability. Microsoft released a security update for the MS17-010 vulnerability on March 14, 2017 for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 10. Additionally, Microsoft released patches for Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003 (link is external) operating systems on May 13, 2017. The WannaCry ransomware will spread through the SMB vulnerability from an infected machine.
One possible infection vector may be through phishing or opening infected documents from unknown sources.
Customers using Microsoft Windows operating systems are affected by WannaCry ransomware. Woodward controls (MicroNet, MicroNet+, Atlas, 505) are not affected by the ransomware. Microsoft Windows devices may be used with a Woodward control to provide HMI (Human Machine Interface) capabilities in the control system.
The following description and guidance is from US-CERT Alert (TA17-132A). Woodward recommends reviewing the Impact and implementing the Recommended Steps for Prevention and Recommendations for Network Protection:
Woodward controls (MicroNet, MicroNet+, Atlas, 505) are not directly affected by the WannaCry ransomware. However, devices used to monitor and control Woodward products (Windows-based HMI computers, for example) may be impacted. Devices impacted by WannaCry may lead to a disruption of control system operations or a loss of control system visibility.
Other consequences: Ransomware not only targets home users but businesses as well. Businessess infected with ransomware can experience negative consequences that include:
• temporary or permanent loss of sensitive or proprietary information
• disruption of regular operations
• financial losses incurred to restore systems and files
• potential harm to an organization’s reputation
Paying the ransom does not guarantee the encrypted files will be released; it only guarantees that the malicious actors receive the victim’s money, and in some cases, their banking information. In addition, decrypting files does not mean the malware infection itself has been removed.
Solution for Microsoft-based devices (computers and servers)
Recommended Steps for Prevention
• Apply the Microsoft patch for the MS17-010 SMB vulnerability dated March 14, 2017.
• Enable strong spam filters to prevent phishing emails from reaching the end users and authenticate in- bound email using technologies like Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), and Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) to prevent email spoofing.
• Scan all incoming and outgoing emails to detect threats and filter executable files from reaching end users.
• Ensure that anti-virus and anti-malware solutions are set to automatically conduct regular scans.
• Manage the use of privileged accounts. Implement the principle of least privilege. No users should be assigned administrative access unless absolutely needed. Those with a need for administrator accounts should use them only when necessary.
• Configure access controls including file, directory, and network share permissions with least privilege in mind. If users only need to read specific files, they should not have write access to those files, directories, or shares.
• Disable macro scripts from Microsoft Office files transmitted via email. Consider using Office Viewer software to open Microsoft Office files transmitted via email instead of full Office Suite applications.
• Develop, institute, and practice employee education programs for identifying scams, malicious links, and attempted social engineering.
• Run regular penetration tests against the network, no less than once a year. Ideally, run these as often as possible and practical.
• Test your backups to ensure they work correctly upon use.
Recommendations for Network Protection
Apply the patch (MS17-010). If the patch cannot be applied, consider:
• Disabling SMBv1 and
• Blocking all versions of SMB at the network boundary by blocking TCP port 445 with related protocols on UDP ports 137-138 and TCP port 139, for all boundary devices.
ICS-CERT Indicators Associated with WannaCry Ransomware: