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National Energy Globe Norway 2019 awarded to Siemens

20. August 2019

... and the National Energy Globe Award goes to

Siemens AS is the winner of Austria´s renowned award for environmental development and progress. On 19 August the Austrian Commercial Attaché Wolfgang Sabella presented Siemens AS with the National Energy Globe Norway 2019 for the project “DC Micro Power grid with energy storage integrated for marine & offshore vessels”. The ceremony took place at the Austrian Embassy in Oslo where the Embassy´s Counsellor, Ms. Gabriele Antl, was proud to congratulate the winner with an extraordinary achievement.

Siemens Project Manager Stig Olav Settemsdal together with the CEO/Head of Division Bjørn Einar Brath as well as Head of Business Development Tom Johansen represented the winning team, enjoyed cakes and some excellent Austrian Wine. 

The Award was bestowed upon the following reasons:

BlueDrive PlusC is a revolutionary propulsion system developed by Siemens that was specifically designed to help marine vessel owners and the wider offshore industry reduce emissions and improve the efficiency of their operations. Siemens has taken the next step in commercializing this technology by combining its experience in the maritime and oil and gas sectors, with expertise in electrical engineering, electronics, and digitalization, to deliver an advanced lithium-ion battery solution.

A sustainable initiative for a sustainable future!

Energy Globe Award – An Austrian Initiative

Committed people all around the world develop solutions for the most pressing environmental problems of our time like resource scarcity, air and water pollution, erosion, climate change or dependence on fossil fuels. Although these solutions are readily available, they often remain unheard of. Energy Globe gives them a voice and presents them to a large audience to make them visible and encourage others to come up with their own innovative solution.

With 187 participating countries, projects from all over the world are submitted, ranging from small and simple initiatives to large-scale high-end ones. The national winners of the Energy Globe Award are published in cooperation with UNEP at www.energyglobe.info on 5 June, the UN World Environment Day. On this date, a global awareness raising campaign starts for best practice projects, which help to save the planet. The national winners have one thing in common: all of them have understood that the environment is not protected by words but by action! Each one of us can contribute! 

You want to know more about the Energy Globe Award, you are encouraged to join next year´s competition? Do not hesitate to call on us E stockholm@advantageaustria.org .  

Link to Siemens: www.siemens.no

The Project: https://w3.siemens.no/home/no/no/sector/industry/marine/pages/newdieselelectricpropulsionsystem.aspx .  

National Energy Globe Norway 2019: https://www.energyglobe.info/norway2019?cl=en&id=336010  


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