The Motorship award

The Motorship Award

What is 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
  • shipyard
  • class society
  • naval architect
  • equipment/fuel supplier
  • academic institution

The four shortlisted entrants will present their projects at The Motorship’s Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference 2023, where the overall winner will be 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 to submit enter or submit your nomination - +44 1329 825335 or email for information about the 2023 award. 

Who won the Motorship Award in 2022? 


Michael North, Sales & Marketing Manager for Norway & Iceland, Lloyd’s Register


During this year’s conference dinner the winner of the Motorship Award was revealed. This year’s finalist were:

With Orca; Norwegian zero-emission bulk carrier project

Michael North, Sales & Marketing Manager for Norway & Iceland, Lloyd’s register                                              Earlier 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, Höegh Autoliners                                                                            Designed 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                                                        Kristain Mogensen, Principal Specialist and Promotion Manager, MAN Energy Solutions


Wärtsilä Two-Stroke Future Fuels Conversion platform

Stam Achillas, Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions, Wärtsilä & Patrick Rebecchi, Program Manager for Future Fuel Technology, Wärtsilä                                                                          A retrofit-optimised solution to convert existing 2-stroke electronicallycontrolled 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 integration

Amodio Palmer, Development Engineer, WinGD                                                                                                  Four NYK Line vessels will meet IMO’s 2030 target when they enter service next year, with WinGD integrating battery technology, energy management and LNG-fuelled engines. Such configurations will reduce the cost of using alternative fuels to decarbonise.

The award nominations were chosen by The Editor of The Motorship, Nick Edström, however it was the delegates at the conference, who voted their winner by individual voting after the conference.

Nick Edström, hosted the short award ceremony before the conference dinner. With a very strong line up of speakers and presentations the votes were very close, however with 37% of the votes, the winner of The Motorship Award 2022 is Lloyd’s Register, with the project - With Orca; Norwegian zero-emission bulk carrier project, on behalf of Egil Ulvan Rederi, The Norwegian Ship Design Company, Heidelberg Materials and Felleskjøpet.

For images of the confernce dinner and the Motorship Award, please visit the conference photo gallery or contact -

We hope you are able to join us at next year’s event taking place from 21-23 November 2023, in Hamburg, with a networking conference dinner on 21st November 2023.