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ForSea awarded yet another prize − Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year 2019

Press release   •   Jun 27, 2019 16:00 CEST

ForSea awarded yet another prize − Hybrid Propulsion System of the Year 2019

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 battery-powered 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.

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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The Helsingør-Helsingborg ferry service is the region’s floating bridge and consists of five ferries: Aurora, Tycho Brahe, Hamlet, Mercandia IV and Mercandia VIII, all of which are environmentally friendly and equipped with catalytic converters. Aurora and Tycho Brahe have both also been converted to battery-powered operation for a total investment cost of approximately SEK 300 million. INEA, an executive agency for innovation and networks within the EU, has allocated approximately SEK 120 million to support the investment. In 2018 ForSea carried 7 million passengers and 1.3 million cars, 452,000 trucks and 16,600 buses and coaches – 20% of the total number of vehicles crossing Öresund. This traffic promotes integration and growth in the Öresund Region and is managed by a staff of 750 dedicated professionals, working every day to ensure that users have access to safe, efficient connections between Sweden and Denmark that make every journey as convenient and comfortable as possible. The connection also helps to create a further 2,000 job opportunities in the region. Johan Röstin is CEO of ForSea AB, which is owned by investment specialist First State Investments.