2022 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards presented in Amsterdam

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This year’s Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards, held at the Amsterdam RAI during Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe, were a celebration of recent achievements in maritime propulsion electrification, showcasing the innovation present across an industry that is making purposeful strides toward decarbonization.

The awards, which were coordinated by Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International magazine, were split into five dedicated categories and officiated by a panel of international journalists and industry experts.

Supplier of the Year: Corvus. Finn Arne Rognstad, SVP sales and business development

The coveted Supplier of the Year Award was won by Corvus Energy – an industry stalwart with decades of experience in developing purpose-engineered energy storage and hydrogen fuel cell systems. Judges were impressed by the scope of solutions offered to the marine sector, as well as the level of technological development apparent in recent breakthroughs by the company.

Innovation of the Year: Wärtsilä. Mathias Jansson, director, fuel gas supply systems, Wärtsilä Marine Power

For the Innovation of the Year Award, the jury was asked to select the pioneering technology or technical innovation that they felt pushed the boundaries of maritime engineering, and that contributed to making electric and hybrid propulsion possible and viable. After the scores were tallied, the award went to Wärtsilä for its dedicated fuel supply system for methanol – MethanolPac. Judges highlighted Wärtsilä’s breakthrough as an important development for the industry, as few vessels currently operate on methanol.

Engineering Team of the Year: Brunvoll. ; Øystein Krøvel, principal engineer electrical systems, Brunvoll (left); and Helge Asle Lundeberg, managing director, Brunvoll Mar-El (right)

In the Engineering Team of the Year category, jurors recognized the efforts of family-owned business Brunvoll and its 110 years of experience in design, manufacture and support systems for propulsion, positioning and maneuvering of advanced seagoing vessels.

Propulsion System Manufacturer of the Year: Kongsberg. Ottar Ristesund, SVP of sales propulsion and engines, Kongsberg Maritime

In the hotly contested Propulsion System Manufacturer of the Year category, Kongsberg Maritime came out on top, with the judging panel impressed by the company’s experience providing products within automation, bridge systems, dynamic positioning, electric and digital solutions, and propulsion control for a wide range of applications.

Electric and Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year: Genevos Transfluid. Ugo Pavesi, CEO, Transfluid; and Phil Sharp, CTO, Genevos

Genevos and Transfluid took home the Electric & Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year Award for their scalable zero-emissions propulsion system. This turnkey hydrogen-electric propulsion system includes Genevos’s recently AiP marine-certified Hydrogen Power Module (HPM) range, and Transfluid’s specialist integration services and marine certified batteries, electric motors and transmissions.

“Not only is it great to welcome everyone back to Amsterdam, but it’s a real privilege to celebrate some of the greatest achievements by the incredible teams working in the marine propulsion sector,” said Matt Ross, editor-in-chief of Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and chairman of the awards. “This year’s awards showcase the levels of innovation being employed across the industry, and all the shortlisted entrants – and particularly the winners – deserve to be congratulated for their accomplishments.”

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over 15 years and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International. He is also the chairman of the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation & Excellence, and the Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International Awards.

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