Elia supports the Greenland Ice Expedition 2014


31-03-2014

Elia is one of the partners of the Greenland Ice Expedition 2014, a 5000 kilometer kiting expedition around Greenland led by Dixie Dansercoer and Eric McNair-Landry. A press conference was held this morning.


“We actively support this initiative that testifies to entrepreneurship and exemplifies values such as innovation and sustainability.  The pioneering aspect really speaks to our soul, especially since they never lose sight of responsibility and safety,” explains Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO of Elia.

The team will be setting off on this unprecedented expedition on April 7th. It should take around 80 days to complete the journey. If they succeed, it will be the longest Arctic unsupported (in full autonomy and non-motorized) snow-kiting expedition. They will simultaneously perform scientific data collection to assist researchers in their crucial understanding of climate change.

The other partners of the project are Puratos, DEME Group and CMB.

Read the press release
More information on the website www.greenlandice.be