Nominees for Heyerdahl Award Announced

Monday, April 14, 2003
The Expert Committee today announced the Short List for the Thor Heyerdahl International Maritime Environmental Award which will be presented on June 3 in Oslo, Norway, at the Nor-Shipping. Nominees included are: The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited (ITOPF) is nominated for its world leading role in maritime environmental knowledge management and knowledge sharing. OptiMarin AS is nominated for their pioneering development of cost efficient ballast water treatment plants for shipboard installation. Eidesvik AS Norwegian shipowner company Eidesvik AS has developed the first offshore supply vessel to be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). By introducing LNG as an alternative to marine diesel, the result will be an 85 percent reduction in the outlet of NOx, 20 percent CO2 and 100 percent SOx. idesvik is nominated for establishing the necessary framework and making it commersiably viable to build LNG powered ships.

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