New for 2018, The Motorship Award will reward collaborative projects that are reducing emissions, including cutting sulphur or NOx emissions, whilst meeting tough energy efficiency requirements.

Projects included feature at least two of the following: ship owners, shipyards, classification societies, naval architects, equipment/fuel suppliers and academic institutions. From the selection of projects entered, a shortlist was selected based on their impact on fuel consumption, capital and operating expenditure and applicability across the shipping industry.
The fourth and final project shortlisted is from WinGD and will be presented on Thursday 15th November.

In 2017, CMA-CGM ordered nine 22,000 TEU vessels, with the potential to sail from Asia-to-Europe on liquefied natural gas (LNG) highlighting the potential for LNG to fuel many vessel types. Working with GTT, Wärtsilä & WinGD this industry shaping move was possible.

Each company provide a different aspect of the projects propulsion system. GTT provide an 18,600 m³ capacity LNG tank, using technology in operation in over 55 other ships. Wärtsilä provide the fuel gas supply system providing the interface between the other systems. Finally, WinGD supply 12-cylinder X92DF engines (12X92DF) to each vessel providing regulation compliance on NOx in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) imposed by IMO Tier III and the 0.5% limit on sulphur in fuel which will be introduced in 2020.

The other projects selected to present are:

  • OV Ryvingen – Innovation in multipurpose vessels from Rolls-Royce Marine & the Norwegian Coastal Administration;
  • Enermulsion – Fuel Conditioning System from TecnoVeritas; and,
  • Variable Speed Generator Solutions – the innovative solution for the sustainability of the global shipping from WE Tech Solutions Oy.

See more on the conference programme.

Hear from all four shortlisted projects and vote for the winner in the live audience vote taking place on day two of Propulsion & Future Fuels 2018, via the conference app

Ensure you are there to learn about the four innovative projects and have your say on the winner of the inaugural Motorship Award by booking your place here today or by emailing us at or call +44 1329 825335.