Finalists Maritime Transportation & Shipbuilding:
- InfraCore Company
- Voith Composites SE & Co. KG
- Gurit UK Ltd
Voith Group was rewarded in the category, Maritime Transportation & Shipbuilding, for its innovation : Marine Rotor Blades made of Voith 'Carbon4Stack'.
This innovation is made using Voith's groundbreaking prepreg stacks (Carbon4Stack) laminate to provide ultimate vessel maneuverability to the marine industry. The CFRP rotor blade design of the Voith Inline Thruster (VIT) is the result of a close R&D corporation between Voith Composites, Voith Turbo, Gurit and Cotesa. The blades are made using precisely laminated stacks (Carbon4Stack) laid on Voith's automated machinery (VRA NextGen). The advantages of carbon fiber rotor blades over conventional materials are clear: the material is lighter, stiffer and more resistant to corrosion.
Partners(s): Voith Turbo , Germany - Gurit, UK - COTESA GmbH, Germany