Stena wins the innovation prize 2015

Stena Line and Stena Teknik wins the Swedish Maritime Day’s innovation prize 2015. The jury consists of representatives from Lighthouse, Swedish Maritime Technology Forum, The Swedish Maritime Administration, The University of Gothenburg, West Sweden and Fiskebäck Seafood.

The jury’s motivation:  
“By investing in the conversion to methanol driven ships Stena takes a great leap for the transition to sustainable shipping. Stena is in the forefront in this development and the investment in methanol is an important piece of the puzzle to help the maritime industry achieve future goals for reducing greenhouse gases and emissions of pollutants into the environment. Stena's initiative also involves many different actors in the maritime cluster.” 
Among the competition entries the jury also wants to highlight three more extraordinary innovations: The Moskito by Miko Marine, Selektope by I-Tech and Port CDM by Mona Lisa 2.0/ Viktoria Swedish ICT.
 
The jury’s words about the Moskito:
Miko Marine has come up with a clever and appealing solution to clear wrecks of oil. The innovation is called Moskito and is weightless in water, electric and attaches with magnets on a ship's hull. The machine can be operated with just a laptop. The product is compact in its design and the technology is simple, but has a great potential for improvement both in terms of marine environment and work environment.
 
The jury’s words about Selektope:
Ships today have big problems caused by fouling on the hull which means that it takes a lot more energy to propel the ship forward. Traditionally, this has been solved by antifouling paints containing poison that kills the organisms that would attach themselves to the hull. With the product Selektope the company I-Tech has created a non-toxic anti-fouling paint that prevents barnacles (which is one of the biggest problems with fouling) from getting attached to the hull. The product is good for the environment and provides substantial savings in fuel consumption for larger ships.
 
The jury’s words about Port CDM:
Within the project MONA LISA 2.0 Viktoria Swedish ICT has developed the concept Port Collaborative Decision Making (Port CDM). Port CDM is based on the simple principle of sharing planning information to all other relevant actors. This is done through a standardized infrastructure with common concepts. By letting arriving ships continuously send changes in its scheduled arrival time port staff can plan with a longer time horizon. Port CDM has the potential to make all ports more efficient, not only in Sweden but in the whole world. The effects will be large even for cargo vessels and related land transport, for the entire maritime transport chain.