The classifications society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) rewarded three young engineers for their outstanding diploma theses.
For the 2010 Award engineering students were asked to submit theses on “Innovative Ideas for Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Ships”. Torsten Schramm, Chief Operating Officer of the GL Group, presented the prizes to the deserving winners of the GL Award for Young Professionals 2010 at the Maritime Summer Meeting in Kiel.
With the Award GL seeks to support and reward the best young engineers in the Maritime field and demonstrate how varied and exciting the engineering profession can be. The awards come with a prize of 1,000 to 3,000 Euros. Edward Sciberras, from the University of Newcastle was presented with the first prize for his thesis on the “Sizing of hybrid propulsion systems”. His work looked at a method to optimise the evaluation of components in yachts with hybrid propulsion systems, improving the environmental impact of vessels through the reduction of fuel consumption. This award came with a prize of 3,000 Euro. Second prize and an award of 2,000 Euros went to Katja Hartig of the University of Rostock for her paper, “Conceptual Design of a Containership not requiring Ballast Water Exchange.” Fabian Tillig from the Berlin Institute of Technology (Technischen Universität Berlin) took third prize and an award of 1,000 Euros for his work, ”Parametric modelling and hydrodynamic analysis of twin-skeg vessels.”