Minesto CEO nominated for 2021 Vi Maris Award

Martin Edlund, CEO of Swedish marine energy developer Minesto, has been nominated for the 2021 industry award Vi Maris.

Vi Maris, meaning ‘Force of the Sea’, recognises individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the ocean energy sector.

According to Minesto, Edlund is nominated for the award for having “relentlessly driven forward tidal kite technology across several countries, attracting significant private investment, industry partnerships and media attention in the process.”

The winner will be announced at the annual OEE conference in December.

“I am very honored to be nominated for this year’s Vi Maris Award. The nomination is a natural consequence of Minesto’s Deep Green technology today being perceived as a breakthrough technology that opens up a new and so far unused renewable energy resource,” Edlund said.

Minesto is a leading player in adding marine energy as an essential part of the solution to the world’s climate challenge. Being able to work towards this and drive the development of the ocean energy industry forward is extremely inspiring both for me personally and for the entire Minesto team.”

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The Vi Maris Award is presented for the third year and the award winner is selected by a subcommittee of Ocean Energy Europe’s board consisting of individuals with extensive experience in the ocean energy sector and who are not affiliated with a particular company.

To remind, Sue Barr, of the UK’s Marine Energy Council (MEC), was the winner of the first Vi Maris Award in 2019, for her work on establishing and driving forward the council.

CEO of UK-based marine energy company Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), Jason Hayman, was announced winner of the 2020 award.