Havila Voyages received the prize in front of an audience of 1000 C-level executives at the Open Leadership Conference on the first day of Nor-Shipping 2022, taking place this week (4-7 April) in Oslo and Lillestrøm.
A statement from the jury noted: “Every year the debate to select a winner gets more intense, and 2022 was no exception. Discussions between the judges went on for over an hour before one vessel emerged triumphant.
“The winning vessel is, for the moment, powered by LNG, but it is intended for future transition to hydrogen when technology and availability permit. When arriving and staying in port, the ship will be able to make use of what was, at the time of delivery, the world’s largest battery pack – this allows it to sail for four hours with no engines running.
“To make the ship even more efficient, it has a waste energy recovery system that will make use of the 65% of fuel energy that is normally lost through the exhaust and cooling water systems. A further 5% fuel saving is made possible by the use of a Wavefoil retractable bow foil device.
“The Havila Capella is a truly innovative vessel, and a worthy recipient of the Nor-Shipping 2022 Next Generation Ship Award.”