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Company supported by Marine-i wins Global Award

A company based in Hayle in Cornwall has won a prestigious award at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam.

Triskel Marine Ltd scooped the DAME Overall Winner award for its advanced generator-replacement technology ‘Integrel’. The company was shortlisted alongside 63 innovative products from some of the most prominent names in the marine industry, including Garmin, Harken and Yamaha.

The DAME award is one of the most sought-after in the industry and focuses attention on the art and science of design in all aspects. The award is described as ‘the most significant marine equipment competition of its kind, anywhere in the world’. Judged by a panel of top boat, interior and industrial experts, alongside leading naval architects, nominees are divided into categories including functionality, practicality of use and innovation.

Integrel is claimed to be the future of power generation afloat. It completely replaces stand-alone generators by using the ‘spare’ capacity from existing inboard engines, with smart technology that generates up to 9kW of electrical power which can be stored in on-board battery banks, without compromising the engine’s performance.

MD Ken Wittamore is reported as saying: “We are over the moon at receiving this award.  We were up against some of the biggest names in the industry, and to have been selected not only as the winner of our category, but the overall winner, is a dream come true for us.

“Integrel has been the result of over ten years of development and testing. I am immensely proud of the Triskel team and everything they have achieved in bringing this game-changing product to market.”

Matt Hodson, Marine Hub Operations Director said “I am absolutely delighted for the team at Triskel. Since their move into the Marine Enterprise Zone, the development of the Integrel technology has been impressive and it is clearly an industry game changer. We have been delighted to also support the company with grant funding through the Marine-i project, which is designed to accelerate innovation in marine technology in Cornwall. This award recognises that the company is operating at the top of its game in a global market and we look forward to supporting their ongoing growth plans.”