The CEMT Award is presented annually in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the success of the European maritime industry made by an individual, company or organisation.
Such contribution may be technological, political or economic, and may have been made over a period of time or by the introduction of a product or service.
Nominations are invited for the 2024 Award. Supported nominations should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 Oct 2024.
Nominations may be made by any member of the member societies of CEMT. Companies or organisations should have an European origin or have significant operations in Europe.
The 2023 CEMT Award was presented to Konüiklijke Nederlandse Vereniging Van Technici op Scheepvaartgebied (KNVTS) "in recognition of the significant contribution which it has made to the success of the Dutch and European maritime industry over the past 125 years through its work in encouraging and assisting its members to achieve the highest standards of professional competence and integrity."
The Award was presented by the Chairman of CEMT, Trevor Blakeley, to the Chairman of KNVTS, Ton Bos
Professor Harilaos N. Psaraftis
“in recognition of the significant contribution which his academic and research activities over many years have made towards the development and achievement of safe, clean and sustainable maritime transportation in Europe and world-wide.”
Professor Atilla Incecik
"in recognition of his significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of ocean engineering.
Professor R P Fernandez
"in recognition of his significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of damage ship stability, through his research" and publications."
Because of Covid-19, no award was made in 2019.
FinFerries, StoGda Ship Design & Engineering and CRIST S.A.
"in recognition of their work in commissioning, designing and constructing of the first fully electric propelled, zero emissions ferry to be designed, built, owned and operated in Europe."
Professor Odd Magnus Faltinsen, Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
"in recognition of his distinguished career in naval architecture and ocean engineering for nearly 50 years, and of hisexceptional contribution in the field of hydrodynamics."
René Berkvens (Chief Executive Officer of the Damen Shipyards Group)
"in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the success of the European maritime industry through his leadership of Damen Shipyards Group
Dr Ingrid Marie Vincent Andersen (Head of Center at DTU Maritime, DTU Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark)
Dr Marie Lützen (Associate Professor, Institute of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark)
"in recognition of their significant contribution to the development of opportunities in Marine Engineering education for the Danish and European maritime industries, and to the formation of maritime centers at leading Danish universities."
The Structural Analysis Department of DCNS
"in recognition of its contribution over many years to the development and the validation of numerical methods for the simulation of fluid-structure interaction problems, with particular application to naval shipbuilding. "
Lanfranco Benedetti (INSEAN)
"in recognition of both his research work and his membership of maritime organisations, where he has sought to achieve greater co-operation between the stakeholders of the maritime industry."
Professor Lech Kobyliński (Gdansk University of Technology)
"in recognition of his outstanding work over sixty years in the fields of high speed craft, ship manoeuvrability, ship stability and safety."
Dr Dr Claus Daniel Simonsen (Division for Marine Technology, Force Technology) and The Research Department of the Marine Division of Bureau Veritas
"in recognition of their outstanding research in the field of hydrodynamics."
Professor Carlos A P Guedes Soares (Head of Dept of Naval Architecture & Marine Eng,Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon)
in recognition of hisoutstanding personal contribution over many years to the furthering and dissemination of knowledge in maritime technology, through hisresearch work and through hisactivities as chairman and organiser of international maritime conferences.
Professor Antonio Fiorentini (Director of the Department of Ship Engineering and Teacher at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Naples "Federico II")
"in recognition of his outstanding contribution over many years to both maritime research and the formation of the naval architects and marine engineers of the future"
Professor Terndrup Pedersen (Professor in shipbuilding at the Technical University of Denmark)
"in recognition of his outstanding contribution over many years, both to the Danish and European maritime industries, and to the formation of the naval architects of the future"
Alan Gavin ( Marine Director, Lloyd's Register of Shipping)
"in recognition of his significant contribution to the improvement of both European and international marine safety"
José Esteban Pérez (Past President of Spanish Association of Naval Architects and Marine and Ocean Engineers)
"in recognition of his outstanding contribution over many years, both to the Spanish and European shipbuilding industry, and to the formation of the naval architects of the future."
Dr Corrado Antonini (Chairman of Fincantieri)
"in recognition of his significant contribution to the European shipbuilding industry through the leadership which he has given to the industry by his long involvement with the Community of European Shipyards' Association and other organisations."
Pierre-Armand Thomas (Vice-Président Technologie et Innovation)
"in recognition of his significant contribution to the European offshore industry over many years, particularly through the development of new technology which he has pioneered."
Professor Jerzy Wojciech Doerffer (Emeritus Professor, Technical University of Gdansk)
"in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished service and contribution to the European maritime industry through his academic work"