Awards and Honours

Worldwide Ferry Safety Association Design Competition 2023 | 2nd Prize

TRA Vision award 2018 | 3rd Prize

“A Method for Optimizing Cruising Speed Profile using Coasting Phenomena for an Eco-Friendly Ship” won the 3rd Prize in waterborne category at the TRA Vision competition. The award was given on 16th April at the Tra Conference in Vienna.

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DNV GL Young Professional Award | 2016

DNV GL has honoured an EMSHIP Graduate for his scientific research with the DNV GL Award for Young Professionals. Presented by DNV GL – Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen at the Posidonia trade fair, the award is designed to find innovative ideas for increasing safety, efficiency and sustainability in shipping. As well as seeking out the best new research, the award aims to support young professionals in the maritime field. Overall, 24 people took part in the competition.

The prize in the category “Safer” went to Aleksei Alekseev, EMSHIP Graduate, Erasmus Mundus Masters programme in Advanced Ship Design, which is jointly conducted by the universities of LIege, Nantes and Rostock. Alekseev won the award for his master thesis “Numerical Simulation of Ice Ridge Breaking”, which created a tool capable of simulating the behaviour of vessels operating in ridge ice. The tool could also be expanded to model ships in various other fragmented ice formations. Alekseev employs the discrete element method technique, where a multitude of individual, unconnected ice blocks can be simulated along with the water to derive pile-ups, forces on the vessel and the required thrust. Simulation tools such as the one developed by Alekseev enable technical experts to predict the performance of ships and offshore structures in ice. Such forecasts can play a valuable role in enhancing the safety of arctic operations.

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Ferry design competition of Worldwide Ferry Safety Association | USA | 1st Prize

New York: April 20, 2017- The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) ( ) will be presenting awards to the winners of its Ferry Design Competition at its upcoming Ferry Safety & Technology Conference.

Nine student teams from around the world submitted their ideas for design of a safe affordable ferry for the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. They designed a 200 passenger ferry that could become a new addition to 59-vessel fleet of the Chao Phraya River Express Boat Company, which currently has 38 landings along its 30 km route. The Chao Phraya River Express Boat company has maximized the value of its landings to passengers by creating intermodal links and adding shopping and recreational opportunities. The ferries are also a tourist attraction as they ply the storied river past magnificent gilded temples…

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TRA Vision 2016 | 1st Prize

TRA Vision 2014 | 2nd Prize