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Ferguson Marine Engineering Scoops Prestigious Green Award Against International Competition
28th May 2019
The world’s largest sustainability awards, Greentech Festival’s 2019 Green Awards, were held in Berlin last week and Ferguson Marine Engineering (FME) is delighted to announce they won ‘Innovation of the Year’ for their work on the ground-breaking project, HySeas III.
The Greentech Festivalwas created following the merger of the Greentech Awards and the British Green Awards with past winners including Sir David Attenborough and Prince Charles. This year, the judges were looking for the “most impressive (most current, auspicious, astonishing) innovations in green tech” and FME’s leading work with hydrogen propulsion gave their nomination a significant edge over their highly respected international competition.
FME plays a leading role in the pioneering HySeas III consortium aiming to deliver the world’s first sea-going vehicle and passenger ferry which will be fuelled entirely by hydrogen.
Gerry Marshall, FME’s CEO, commented: “We are thrilled and immensely proud to have won this award amongst such respected nominees, who are all striving to create a more sustainable, greener world.
The ‘Green Award’ is testament to the incredibly talented workforce at FME as we continue to innovate and challenge the status quo of the marine transport industry.”
Chris Dunn, FME’s Chief Naval Architect, added: “This award recognises the exceptionally hard work of the HySeas III team in proving there is a viable alternative to damaging marine fossil fuels.
Alongside our partners, we will continue to relentlessly chase our ambition to deliver a seagoing ferry powered by energy harvested from the wind and tide.”
Jim McColl, Clyde Blowers Capital’s CEO, remarked: “This is such an outstanding achievement considering that just over four years ago the company was brought out of administration. Over the past four years Gerry Marshall and his management team have built one of the strongest marine technology workforces in the world.
They now have a truly awesome team of marine engineers, naval architects, structural engineers and electrical engineers, who are second to none in the UK or Europe, and have been in great demand by third parties with requests for their skills both in the UK and abroad.”
To learn more about the innovative team at Hyseas III, please click here: https://www.hyseas3.eu
For more information on the awards ceremony, please click here: https://greentechfestival.com/en/green-awards/
Watch the moment Ferguson Marine Engineering won the “Innovation of the Year’ awards here: https://vimeo.com/338830702