SWZ|Maritime’s October issue takes a closer look at all of the nominees for this year’s maritime awards to be presented at the Maritime Awards Gala on 4 November in Rijswijk, the Netherlands. In addition, we look ahead to maritime trade fair Europort and describe the development of the Wageningen Propeller Series.

The Maritime Awards Gala is a black-tie awards ceremony for five maritime awards: the KVNTS (Royal Netherlands Society of Maritime Engineers) Ship of the Year Award, the KVNR (Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners) Shipping Award, the Maritime Designer Award, the Maritime Innovation Award and the RNLN (Royal Netherlands Navy) Van Hengel-Spengler Award. The nominees per award are:

KNVTS Ship of the Year Award

  • Inland navigation vessel Sendo Liner
  • Trailing suction hopper dredger DC Orisant
  • Superyacht Bravo Eugenia

KVNR Shipping Award

  • Heerema Marine Contractors – shorepower solution for offshore vessels in Rotterdam
  • The Dutch CDA and VVD – Merchant Shipping Protection Act

Maritime Designer Award

  • Agnieta Habben Jansen – “Vulnerability Reduction of Distributed Systems”
  • Niels de Vries – “Ammonia as Renewable Fuel for the Maritime Industry”

Maritime Innovation Award

  • Conoship – eConowind unit
  • Huisman Equipment – 10,000 tonnes offshore cranes
  • Value Maritime – plug and play scrubber

RNLN Van Hengel-Spengler Award

  • Kelly Villena – “Optimising the Ship to Shore Transport Problem During Amphibious Operations”
  • Joris Rusman – “Turbocharger Configurations for Propulsion Engines on Board Naval Vessels”\
  • Maarten Klapwijk – “Modeling of the Exhaust Plume of a Submerged Exhaust System”


We also provide insight into what can be expected at this year’s edition of Europort, the second largest maritime trade fair in the world. The event takes place in Rotterdam from 5 to 8 November. We pay special attention to the Masterclass Naval Innovations as well as Bakker Sliedrecht’s advanced electrical power plant protection system, to be presented at Europort.

F-series Propellers

In three separate articles to be published in three consecutive SWZ issues, we will take you on a journey through the Wageningen Propeller Series starting at 1936. The first part has been published in the October issue and together with the second part (to be published in November), it will describe the history of the Wageningen propeller series. The third and final part goes into the current development of the F-series.

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Picture: Despite the fact that the fishing industry is no stranger to difficult times, developments are ongoing. The UK-225 Auke Senior is a further development of the MDV-1 Immanuel (picture by Flying Focus).