Four emission-cutting projects to be presented at Propulsion & Future Fuels 2018

10 Oct 2018

Four companies shortlisted, winner to be announced at Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference, 14-16 November 2018.

The 2018 Motorship Award is set to recognise the most promising maritime emissions-cutting projects in front of an audience of ship owners and marine technology suppliers at this year’s Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference, Hamburg, 14-16 November.

Entries flooded in to The Motorship Editor, Gavin Lipsith, and a panel of expert judges, who after careful deliberation have now confirmed the shortlisted entries:

- Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine: Evolution of a hybrid multipurpose vessel for the Norwegian Maritime Administration’s coastal operations;
- Tecnoveritas: Bringing a proven water in fuel (WIF) emulsion technology from land-based operations to the marine market;
- WE Tech: Deploying variable frequency drives and permanent magnet shaft generators improving efficiency and flexibility of powering on Baltic tankers and bulk carriers;
-WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT: Design of the propulsion and fuel gas system for nine LNG-fuelled ultra-large container ships ordered by CMA CGM last year.

The selection committee included Poul Woodall, director of environment and sustainability, DFDS; Stefan Bülow, executive board director, BIMCO and former managing director, Hamburg Bulk Carriers; Reetta Kaila, sales manager, fuel gas supply systems, Wärtsilä; Lars Robert Pedersen, deputy secretary general, BIMCO; Martin Kroger, managing director, VDR (German shipowner’s association); and Gavin Lipsith, editor, The Motorship.

Gavin Lipsith, The Motorship Editor commented “At the 40th edition of The Motorship conference, we will explore how shipping can meet increasingly stringent demands on environmental performance. The conference will investigate many current technical developments and ship projects, and The Motorship Award will allow us to look further ahead at promising initiatives that could push shipping towards an era of zero emissions.”

The four shortlisted entrants will present their projects at the Propulsion and Future Fuels conference across two days, with the winner being decided by a live vote from delegates.

The conference, expected to attract a 250-strong audience, will take place at the Empire Riverside Hotel from the 14-16 November 2018.

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