08 september 2015
It was the 18th time, when on the 7th of September 2015, the sound of a ship's bell announced opening of the International Maritime Exhibition Baltexpo which was held in Gdansk.
On the occasion of the event, the Golden Anchor prizes of the Polish Chamber of Maritime Commerce, are awarded. The Golden Anchor is awarded for the most innovative or most interesting product launched during the past two years with emphasis on at least some of the following features and qualities: new technology, international application, product quality, high standard and advanced nature of technical solutions, safety and ecology, practical and aesthetic qualities and a large potential customer base. The aim of the competition is to reward those goods and services presented at Baltexpo that have special quality features and market potential.
This year's award was the eight such prize in the history of Baltexpo won by a company belonging to the Remontowa Holding capital group.
The award in the "product" category was granted to Remontowa SA. The Stena Germanica conversion, with the main task being conversion of main propulsion for use of methanol fuel, with Wartsila technology applied, first commercial conversion of its kind worldwide, carried out at Remontowa SA, was one of the 16 entries submitted for this year's Golden Anchor prize.
The award was received by CEO of Remontowa SA - Jarosław Flont.
- I would express my thanks to the award Committee. It confirms, what was said here, on the opening ceremony in regard to the whole Poland's maritime industry, that all companies of our group - Remontowa Holding - are in good condition. Owing to support of the shareholders, we invest in further development. With over 200 projects carried out each year, we were in doubt, which of many interesting, significant projects should we submit. Eventually we submitted our participation in the Stena Germanica project, as this conversions was utmost innovative, when it comes to range of works and their effects for the environment. It was also important and prestigious for the Owner and carried out swiftly on our part.
The Golden Anchor of Baltexpo 2015 in the "services" category went to DNV GL Poland for its modelling and simulation of dynamic states of electro-energetic systems on ships and offshore mobile units service.
The "personality of the year" category award was won by Dorota Pyć - undersecretary of state for maritime affairs in Ministry of Infrastructure and Development for leading the team that defined the Poland's maritime policy until 2030.
By the way, minister Dorota Pyć, when visiting the exhibition, went to Remontowa Holding SA stand to learn more of its vast range of modern products and services rendered by member companies, presented by Piotr Soyka, president of Remontowa Holding, while some technical details of the conversion of Stena Germanica, that brought an award to Remontowa SA during Baltexpo 2015, were explained to the minister by Jarosław Flont, CEO of Remontowa SA.