The Motorship award

Meet the 2022 Finalist 

With Orca; Norwegian zero-emission bulk carrier project

Michael North, Sales & Marketing Manager for Norway & Iceland, Lloyd’s registerEarlier this year, Lloyd’s Register awarded Approval in Principle to Norwegian ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi AS for its zero-emission self-discharging hydrogen-fuelled bulk carrier, With Orca. The innovative vessel will be fitted with two large rotor sails and is planned to enter into a long-term transport contract with cargo owners Felleskjøpet Agri SA and HeidelbergCement. It was designed by Norwegian Ship Design.


The Aurora Class - the future of deep sea shipping

Henrik Andersson, Head of Sustainability, HoeghDesigned to carry up to 9100 cars, the multi-fuel and zero carbon ready Aurora Class vessels will be the first in the PCTC segment to be able to operate on zero carbon ammonia, signifying a breakthrough in reaching Höegh Autoliners’ ambitious net zero emissions target by 2040.


Solutions for groundbreaking carbon-transport-and-storage project

Peter H. Kirkeby, Principal specialist, Promotion manager & business development – Dual-fuel engines, MAN Energy SolutionsKeeping emissions to a minimum, two ME-GI engines will power Northern Lights’ liquid-CO2 carriers in groundbreaking carbon-transport-and-storage project – a project that has the potential to set new standards for LNG-fueled ships carrying liquid CO2.


Wärtsilä Two-Stroke Future Fuels Conversion platformStam Achillas, Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions, Wärtsilä A retrofit-optimised solution to convert existing 2-stroke electronically-controlled engines to run on either LNG, methanol or ammonia. The ground-breaking technology will be applied on a 13’000 TEU MSC containership to convert it first (2023) to LNG and later (2024) to ammonia.


NYK Line newbuilds set for net zero with WinGD system integrationAndreas Schmid - General Manager Technology Development, WinGDFour PCTC vessels for NYK Line will meet IMO’s 2030 target seven years early – and be ready to reach net-zero by 2050 – when they enter service next year. WinGD is integrating battery-hybrid technology, energy management and LNG-fuelled X-DF2.0 engines.

The Motorship Award


The Motorship Award is designed to honour innovative low emissions vessels partnerships.

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

The four shortlisted entrants presented their projects at The Motorship’s Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference 2021, where the overall winner was decided by a delegate vote.

The shortlist is drawn up through a combination of self-nomination and recommendations made by the event steering committee, which includes representatives frommajor ship owners, technology providers, class societies and ship owner organisations.

Contact the events team on +44 1329 825335 or email for information about the 2022 award.