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Energy Globe Award

With more than 182 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Norway 2018

Submitted by: ECOsubsea AS
An environmentally friendly service for keeping trading ships efficient whilst reducing their environmental footprint

The ECOsubsea solution, also known as the COLLECTOR, is a remotely operated vehicle which removes the need for divers by using a newly-developed high pressure water cleaning principle called ‘soft jets.’ It is used to remove marine fouling from vessels. With this technology, the hull utilizes this technology to clean the port, thereby saving shipping companies more time.

Initial situation
There has been a growing need to enhanced way of cleaning vessel for the sake of the ship’s hull, the environment, reducing fuel consumption and minimizing workplace accidents. The traditional way of cleaning the ship’s hull resulted in increases friction between the water and ship. It increases the amount of fuel used by ships, thus contributing massively to carbon dioxide emissions and heavy metal pollution in seas and oceans.

Solution
ECOsubsea has launched its first full-scale hull-cleaning station (ECOstation). At each station, ECOsubsea is involved in smooth cleaning of hull that does not damage the vessel’s coating leading to heavy metal emissions into the water. The cleaning device has the ability to act as a vacuum cleaner that can easily lock on to the hull. Therefore, the waste water is pumped back to shore and through an alteration processing system.

Innovation
ECOsubsea has developed technology that enables ship owners to clean their vessels while in port conducting all loading operations. This will ensure that vessels do not loose time for operations, thereby saving more time and fuel. In addition, an ECOstation can easily be transported to another location by road and ship; or, it can be replicated where services are required.

We are an enthusiastic supporter of the Energy Globe Awards and its aim to strengthen society’s awareness of the necessity for ecological change, by honouring outstanding best practice projects in environmental sustainability from all parts of the world. ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA is the official Trade Promotion Organisation (TPO) of the Republic of Austria and as a country we are proud of our success in green technologies. Our support of the Energy Globe Awards continues this tradition.




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