Marorka, Iceland

Jón Ágúst
Magnus Fröderberg/
Nominated for the development and production of several systems for energy and fuel management in the shipping industry.

Marorka is the leading developer of energy and fuel management systems in the shipping industry. The systems both save energy and contribute to a reduction in damaging emissions. The company has worked with leading shipping companies such as Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Mærsk, Deltamarin, Vinna, Rammi, Thenamarin, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, American Seafood, China Navigation, and Marine Atlantic. Marorka invests a significant amount of its annual earnings in research and product development and uses a quality control system based on ISO 9001:2000, certified by Det Norske Veritas. Marorka was established as the result of various successful research projects, which date back to 1995, supported by both Nordic and Icelandic funding. The company is a practical example of how research can become profitable both for the industry and for the environment.