MAN's VTA picks up Seatrade award

25 May 2010

The 2010 Seatrade award for protection of the marine and atmospheric environment was presented yesterday evening (24 May) to MAN Diesel & Turbo, of Augsburg, Germany, for the VTA variable turbine area turbocharger.

Three companies were nominated in the ABS-sponsored category: MAN, Applied Weather Technology of the USA for its voyage optmisation system, and Eniram of Finalnd, for its DTA dynamic trimming assistant.

There were, in total, four categories of main awards. In the Innovation in Ship Operation category, a small UK company whose innovative products have featured recently in The Motorship, PSM Instrumentation, beat off strong competition from DNV (Synchroport) and Frederic Wetzel of France (Tridock hospital ship). PSM's Clearview oil discharge control and monitoring system was the product that impressed the judges, headed by IMO Secretary General Efthimios E Mitropoulos.

Other winners were Honeywell Marine of France, for its gas detection technology in the Safey at Sea category, sponsored by Lloyds Register, and HELMEPA (Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association) in the Investment in People category. Other companies shortlisted in these categories were, respectively, Datema Delfzijl (Netherlands) and UK Maritime Component Command (Bahrain); and Anglo Eastern Maritime Training (India) and MISC Berhad (Malaysia).

Among the other personality presentations were a lifetime achievement award for COSCO chairman and CEO Wei Jiafu, and a special 'year of the seafarer' award for veteran maritime journalist Michael Gray.

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