The Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards are now in their sixth year. The prizes rank among the world’s most prestigious honours in the marine industry and are awarded to recognise the achievements of manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, innovators and their products in the marine sector. Nominations are submitted anonymously from players in the marine industry across the globe. The judging panel consists of leading marine journalists, industry experts and academics. Once again they have chosen to recognise ForSea – the world’s first batterypowered passenger and vehicle ferries.

Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year

The awards are divided into five categories: Supplier of the Year, Engineering Team of the Year, Propulsion System Manufacturer of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Electric & Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year. ForSea is proud to have been chosen as the winner in the category Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year. The jury was tasked with singling out the most outstanding electric and hybrid propulsion system implemented within the last 12 months: an innovation that has contributed to a cleaner and more efficient method of propelling waterborne vessels. The award is further recognition of ForSea’s commitment to convert to battery-powered operation.

“The prize demonstrates how sophisticated technology can form the basis for an improved environmental profile”, says Johan Röstin CEO at ForSea.

This new award celebrates the will to think ahead by taking decisions that pave the way for a sustainable future for the planet while enabling ferry traffic to continue with the minimum possible impact on the environment.

Other nominations in the same category were:
Stena Jutlandica diesel-electric passenger and vehicle ferry by Stena Line
Sendo Liner diesel-electric inland barge by Sendo Shipping
ORC 136.HY diesel-electric pilot boat by Port of London Authority
LifeCraft electric inflatable survival vessel by Viking Life-Saving Equipment
OV Ryvingen diesel-electric multifunctional work vessel by the Norwegian Coastal Administration

The awards were made on 27 June during the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2019 in Amsterdam.

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