Marin Teknikk AS was yesterday given the Best Green Innovation Award 2018, at the Industry Design Conference (IDC/18) at Giske, Norway. The prize is given related to the work done with design MT2007 “Yara Birkeland”, the worlds first autonomous commercial cargo vessel. Yara will be the owner and operator of the ship.
From the jury: “The winner is doing a paradigm shift. The future autonomos ships will move goods from trailers to ship, which will lead to more robust transport systems.”
CEO Svein Rune Gjerde is very exited to receive the prize. “This clearly shows that the work we are doing makes a footprint in the whole industry. We are very happy about the prize, and will continue our effort in making specialized vessel design through innovation. We are also greatful for the design & engineering assignment Yara gave us for more than a year ago. The ship will be delivered from Vard Brevik Q1 2020.”