The Motorship Award
- The Motorship Award
The Motorship Award will return in 2019
The Motorship Award, designed to honour emissions-cutting partnerships, will return to the annual Motorship Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference in 2019.
To acknowledge the importance of collaboration in solving industry-wide challenges, the award is open to partnership projects featuring at least two of the following:
- ship owner
- class society
- naval architect
- equipment/fuel supplier
- academic institution
2018 Winner - Rolls-Royce Marine and the Norwegian Coastal Administration, OV Ryvingen
The project – showing the introduction of increasingly advanced energy-saving technologies across a series of multipurpose coastal vessels – received the most votes by conference delegates out of four nominations shortlisted by an expert panel that included ship owners, ship owner associations and technology providers.
The final vessel, OV Ryvingen, is currently on sea trials. It features a six-cylinder medium-speed engine with an innovative dual-generator configuration as well as a 3MWh battery system – a long way from the four high-speed diesel engines driving the original vessels. Other installed technologies include permanent magnet thrusters and a DC distribution system. It is expected that the vessel will achieve CO2 emissions reductions of more than 35% compared to the original vessels, with engine running hours slashed by 86%.
Other nominated projects included the impressive collaboration between WinGD, GTT and Wärtsilä in developing LNG systems for the first dual-fuelled ultra-large containerships, ordered last year by CMA CGM. Innovative powering arrangements enabled by permanent magnet shaft generator technology developed by WE Tech and a new way of creating water-in-fuel emulsions by TecnoVeritas were also presented.
What is the award?
Motorship Award, is designed to honour emissions-cutting partnerships and was presented for the first time in 2018 at Propulsion and Future Fuels Conference.
The winner is selected from a short-list of projects determined by a live vote amongst conference delegates.
The shortlist is drawn up through a combination of self-nomination and recommendations made by the event steering committee, which includes representatives from major ship owners, technology providers, class societies and ship owner organisations.
Last year, projects were assessed for their potential impact in reducing emissions, with special consideration given to projects that can help ships cut sulphur or NOx emissions while meeting tough energy efficiency requirements.