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Have You Voted in the Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards Yet?

The International Windship Association (IWSA) recently announced the shortlisted finalists for the inaugural Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016.

The Wind Propulsion Awards are open for voting until 15 August 2016 – have you cast your votes yet?

Votes can be submitted across the three categories of; Innovation, Commercial Users and Research. http://wind-ship.org/en/innovation_awards_2016/

The IWSA say that they have welcomed over 170 voters in the past 10 days.


The shortlisted finalists for each award category are:

Wind Propulsion in Commercial Shipping Innovation Award: Sponsored by International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB Class)



Smart Green Shipping Alliance

Norsepower Oy Ltd

S@IL project – Ecoliner

UT Windchallenger


Wind Propulsion Technology User Award: Sponsored by The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI)

Enercon – E-ship 1

Bore Shipping – Norsepower Rotors

Solar Sailor – Ocius Technology Ltd – the Rigid Opening Sail

Fair Transport – Traditional Sail Cargo


Wind Propulsion Research Award: Sponsored by Norsepower Oy Ltd

Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) team

S@IL project team

University of South Pacific – Sustainable Sea Transport Programme

University College London (UCL) – Energy Institute team

Technical University Delft team

University of Strathclyde team


The Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards were launched by IWSA to recognise pioneering projects and technological innovation in the development of wind propulsion for technically and commercially viable solutions for different vessels across the maritime industry. The awards spotlight individuals and companies making a real difference in advancing wind propulsion as a low carbon, sustainable solution for the world’s shipping fleet.

The Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the SMM2016 on 8th September 2016 in Hamburg.

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