ABB Technology Award Winner
ABB received the GREEN4SEA Technology Award for its S.W.Cooling Pumps & Engine Room Ventilations Fans Variable Frequency Drives Upgrade Solution.
GREEN4SEA announced the winners of the 2017 GREEN4SEA Awards at a prestigious awards ceremony which took place for second year in succession at the Yacht Club of Greece on April 4th. The glittering event rewarded organizations that demonstrated outstanding performance within the scope of fostering Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Shipping.
Following an online nomination process that lasted till 24th of March, a total of 7 awards were given during the ceremony including the Technology Award that is given to the organization that provided a significant achievement in technology, breakthrough or significant contribution in any aspect of environmental maritime activity.
ABB Green4Sea Technology Award
ABB received the GREEN4SEA Technology Award for providing Sea Water Cooling Pumps and Engine Room Ventilation Fans Variable Frequency Drives Upgrade, which are energy efficient solutions offering savings between 40% – 80%, mitigation of cavitation risk, reliability and extended lifetime. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: I-Tech AB, GAC EnvironHull, OceanSeaver and Thordon Bearings.
Presenting the award Mr. Nikolas Theodorou, Managing Director of Verifavia Shipping Hellas, on behalf of the sponsor stated:
“Verifavia Shipping is honoured to be sponsoring this award. As a Double Full Accredited EU MRV Verifier (UKAS & COFRAC) we are working in close partnership with ship owners and operators towards effective monitoring & managing shipping’s carbon emissions. It’s great to see that ABB has a dedicated sustainability focus which balances economic success, environmental stewardship, and social progress to positively impact the industry in which we operate and is also in the final stages of certifying her EU MRV solution with Verifavia Shipping.”
Accepting the award on behalf of ABB, Mr. John Kokotos, General Manager for Industrial Automation, Greece & Cyprus stated
“I feel deeply honored by receiving this award and I would like to thank you all for your support. We are going through turbulent times, so this award provides us all with the energy and the motivation to strive for top-notch services both in technology and customer service. In this context, as the new era approaching us has certain demands, such as fuel savings and low maintenance costs, we have developed Innovative Energy Efficiency Solutions that have been welcomed by a few of the largest shipping companies in Greece.”
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees. www.abb.com