The jury's verdict:
This year's Ship of the Year goes to a vessel that offers revolutionary technology.
The vessel is equipped with a hybrid propulsion system where the battery system has a capacity of 1130 kWh. In addition to a number of energy-efficient measures, this will collectively provide at least a 25 percent reduction in fuel consumption and emissions compared to a similar modern vessel of this type. The savings can reach 40% during some operations.
The biggest single area for energy efficiency is that this vessel is equipped with rudder nozzles on a two-propeller propulsion system. Here, the energy reduction is 15% alone compared to conventional vessels of the same type. The vessel also has electric winches, heat recovery, and a number of other energy-efficient measures.
- The catching technology places an uncompromising emphasis on taking care of the raw material from catch to finished product.
- Gentle trawling and boarding where the catch is taken in below the water line
- Live storage of the catch in water tanks in the reception
- Processing of several products
- Smooth factory utilisation
- CO2 as refrigerant for freezing
- Takes care of all residual raw material
Here, the owners and designers have, among other things, taken technology from wellboats and land-based facilities and merged this into a complete design package for on-board production.
This year's winner has been named after "Eco-friendly-fishing-vessel" - shortened to "Ecofive". It is an environmentally friendly vessel concept that has many elements that can easily be applied to other vessels and thus make the fishing fleet greener. Not least, this is a big step in a more resource-friendly direction, at a time when sustainable harvesting from the sea will come even more into focus in the future.
Congratulations to Bluewild and CEO Tore Roaldsnes on a groundbreaking concept that they have worked for more than 10 years to develop.
Congratulations to Ulstein Design & Solutions by CEO Runar Muren for a design that is unique in many ways.
Congratulations to Westcon by project manager Endre Matre for a job well done.
The jury has consisted of:
Gustav Erik Blaalid, chairman of the jury and chairman of Skipsrevyen AS (Oceanspace Media)
Sverre Steen, head of department at the Department of Marine Engineering at NTNU in Trondheim
Hans Jørgen Rambech, senior advisor at Sintef Ocean in Trondheim