Finalists Announced for The Motorship Award 2019

11 Oct 2019

Four companies shortlisted with the winner to be announced at the Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference, 19-21 November 2019.

The 2019 Motorship Award is set to recognise innovative, low emission vessel partnership projects in front of an audience of ship owners and marine technology suppliers at this year’s Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference.

Entries flooded in to The Motorship Editor, Nick Edström, who after careful deliberation has now confirmed the shortlisted entries:

Grimaldi Group – For their ‘Grimaldi Green 5th Generation’, the first examples of a new series of ro/ro hybrid ships.

WeTech – ‘The First RoPax Ferry in the world with Zero-Emission Sailing Mode’. WE Tech and RMC will together bring Wasaline’s new RoPax ferry to the next level of sustainable shipping.

Stone Marine – ‘Gate Rudders’ a rudder system for vessels which would have a significant positive effect on a vessels fuel consumption and, as a result, its emissions.

Hurtigruten –As the first cruise line in the world, Hurtigruten will power their ships with liquified biogas (LBG), fossil-free, renewable fuel produced from dead fish and other organic waste.

The four finalists will present their projects at Propulsion & Future Fuels 2019 from 19-21 November. Entrants were asked to submit projects which engaged a minimum of two industry sectors and whose projects focused on fuels, containment, infrastructure, The overall winner will be decided via delegate vote, with the winner announced at the close of the conference.

Nick Edström, Editor – The Motorship commented “At our annual conference, we will explore a number of current technical developments and ship projects. The event retains our traditional focus on developments in the alternative fuels segment but also covers a range of other approaches for shipping to reduce its environmental footprint. Finally, the submissions for our second Motorship Award cover a range of innovative projects.”

Delegates will be able to learn, discuss and share the latest developments in efficient power and propulsion technology, alternative low flashpoint and low carbon fuels with key industry figures.

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