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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”