This prestigious award will be given to the ship project demonstrating the greatest advances and innovation in ship design. The design is assessed with respect to energy efficiency, innovation, suitability and flexibility, technology utilisation, safety and security and environmental sustainability.
CHEK submitted the proposal to this competition in February 2023, presenting the ambitions of the project and introducing the technologies applied in both of CHEK’s vessels. Together with three newbuild vessels, CHEK’s Pyxis Ocean is one of the candidates that it is being retrofitted with innovative efficiency technologies operating in synergy together. It uses two wind sails to harness free and clean energy from the wind.
CHEK is an EU Horizon 2020 maritime decarbonisation project which proposes to reach zero emissions shipping by reconfiguring the way ships are designed and operated. The project commenced in June 2021, has taken place within three years, and comprises consortium partners University of Vaasa (coordinator), BAR Technologies, Cargill, Climeon, Deltamarin, Hasytec Electronics, Lloyd’s Register, MSC Cruises, Silverstream Technologies, World Maritime University, Wärtsilä and Yara Marine.
Two vessel designs are in development – a wind energy optimised bulk carrier and a hydrogen powered cruise ship – equipped with a combination of energy efficiency technologies working in symbiosis. The synergy of technologies will enable a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 99%, and energy savings by at least 50%. The technologies have been testing and some are ready for installation such as Wing Sail and Ultrasound Anti-fouling system. CHEK will continue preparing for the deployment of the technologies on its real vessel demonstrations in 2023.
The winner of the Nor-Shipping Awards 2023 will be announced at the Nor-Shipping 2023 exhibition on 5 June 2023 at Oslo City Hall. To be recognised in the shortlist of these awards is a great achievement for the CHEK Project, highlighting the important role it is playing in supporting shipping’s decarbonisation pathway.
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