Norsepower takes home international accolade at the 2018 Quality Innovation Awards Ceremony

Feb 28, 2019 | 1min read

Norsepower takes home international accolade at the 2018 Quality Innovation Awards Ceremony

Following its success in the national awards in December 2018, Norsepower is proud to announce that it has also been crowned the winner of the 2018 International Quality Innovation Award, in recognition of its Rotor Sail Solution technology’s ability to demonstrate positive environmental contributions for the global maritime community.

Norsepower’s chief technology officer Jarkko Väinämö accepted the international award for ‘responsible & renewable innovations’, which was presented today during an awards ceremony in Beijing, China, organised by the China Association for Quality.

The Quality Innovation Award is an annual international competition that enables innovators to professionally assess and benchmark their innovations against industry peers, and Norsepower is extremely proud to be amongst this year’s eight winners.

Commenting on the award win, Norsepower CEO Tuomas Riski said: “We are honoured to have received this prestigious accolade. Our technology has continued to develop over the years, and it is always humbling and rewarding to be recognised as an innovator in the field of auxiliary wind propulsion for commercial shipping. We look forward to working with our partners as we continue to transition the industry towards cleaner, more efficient shipping, to meet the IMO’s impending decarbonation targets.”

Congratulating Norsepower on its win Tani Järvinen, CEO at LAATUKESKUS EXCELLENCE FINLAND said: “The main aim of the Quality Innovation Award is to identify and recognise transformative and quality innovations, which we do through a rigorous process of assessment, gathering expert opinions, and decision-making by an authoritative jury. Norsepower’s game-changing technology emerged as the clear winner in the responsible & renewable innovations category for its contribution to a cleaner, more efficient, and sustainable maritime industry. It is the first proven, commercially available auxiliary wind propulsion system that can harness natural wind power to reduce emissions and fuel consumption, and ultimately, support the shipping industry’s decarbonisation goals.”