LMG Marin is awarded Maritime CleanTech’s Partner of the Year 2022. The jury highlights LMG Marin’s contribution to innovative and sustainable ship design.


Interim CEO of Maritime CleanTech, Håvard Tvedte and Region Director of SPV, Margunn Minne together with prizewinner and CEO of LMG Marin, Torbjørn Bringedal.

The jury view this year’s winner as a proactive, open, and responsible partner, who actively collaborates in developing new, sustainable solutions, and showcasing Norwegian ship design internationally.

The winner receives a prize award of NOK 100,000 financed by Sparebanken Vest. The prize aims to stimulate green innovation through collaboration as well as to highlight the Maritime CleanTech partners who are good ambassadors for collaboration.

– Having been an active partner of Maritime CleanTech for many years, LMG Marin has shown a positive and open approach when joining innovation processes and are always eager to discuss new solutions or ideas. Feedback from their partners in application processes emphasizes how the company is an active, reliable, and constructive partner throughout the entire design work, says Head of Jury, Margunn Minne, Regional Director at Sparebanken Vest.

Involved in groundbreaking innovation projects

CEO of LMG Marin, Torbjørn Bringedal, received the award at Maritime CleanTech’s annual conference:

– We are honored to receive this partner award. Being part of Maritime CleanTech gives us a partner network across the value chain. We definitely see how sharing and collaborating can accelerate green maritime innovation. When companies are working together, we create better solutions for the customers and the overall society.

LMG Marin has played a key role in several innovative activities and projects together with other partners from Maritime CleanTech. One of many pioneer projects worth mentioning is the world’s first ferry to use liquid hydrogen as an energy carrier, MF Hydra. The vessel was built for Norled, equipped by SEAM and Ballard, and designed by LMG Marin – all partners of Maritime CleanTech.

– Even though they are not always taking the center stage, ship designers are playing vital roles when we take on the joint tasks on decarbonizing shipping. The need for creative ship designs, combined with industry knowledge, is important when developing green maritime projects, says Interim CEO of Maritime CleanTech, Håvard Tvedte.

Emphasize sustainability

During the jury’s discussions, the strategic work of the companies nominated were emphasized. Maritime CleanTech’s Partner of the Year should be a company that values sustainability and sees the importance of green solutions for the maritime future. LMG Marin has embedded this in how their company operates. Their vision clearly states that they will be an innovative and environmentally friendly supplier of green ship designs.

LMG Marin started their activity 79 years ago and was founded by three naval architects. They have retained a good standing in the market through changing times – especially for sophisticated ships –, and they are still a major supplier of designs to Norwegian and foreign yards. LMG Marin received the award at Maritime CleanTechs annual conference Chasing Zero on December 1st.