Rolls-Royce Marine & the Norwegian Coastal Administration - OV Ryvingen – Innovation in multipurpose vessels

New for 2018, the Motorship Award will reward collaborative projects that are reducing emissions, including cutting sulphur or NOx emissions while meeting tough energy efficiency requirements. Projects feature at least two of the following: ship owner, shipyard, class society, naval architect, equipment/fuel supplier, academic institution. The shortlist was selected from a number of entries based on their impact on fuel consumption, capital and operating expenditure and applicability across the shipping industry.

The first of four projects shortlisted is a collaborative project between Rolls-Royce Marine and the Norwegian Coastal Administration which will be presented at 16:45 on Wednesday 14th November.

The new 46m long hybrid vessel has one six-cylinder medium speed-engine running a newly developed dual generator system replaced four high-speed engines, improvement in fuel efficiency, emissions and maintenance. The boat also features the largest battery installation in the world compared to the vessels size (3 MWh), enabling several hours of continuous all-electric operation.

This new technology produced an overall fuel-reduction of 35% and 50% emission reductions compared to NCAs 6-7 year older vessels while performing the exact same duties and at the same time reduce the amount of engine running hours by 86%.

The other projects selected to present are:

  • Enermulsion – Fuel Conditioning System from Techno Veritas;
  • Variable Speed Generator Solutions – the innovative solution for the sustainability of the global shipping from WE Tech Solutions Oy; and,
  • The first ever “mega” LNG containerships from WinGD

Hear from all four projects in the concluding session of day one and the opening session of day two. Stay tuned next week for more information about the second award nominee to present at Propulsion & Future Fuels, Techno Veritas.

The winner will be selected by a live audience vote taking place on day two of Propulsion and Future Fuels 2018, via the conference app Ensure you are there to hear about the four shortlisted projects and cast your vote for the winner of the inaugural Motorship Award by booking your place today or by emailing us at Alternatively, call +44 1329 825335.