Korean Register Wins K-Award
Korean Register (KR) - an IACS member classification society – was selected as the very first recipient of the new ‘K-Award’ launched at the KORMARINE Conference 2015 in Korea.
The ‘K-Award’ recognizes organizations or individuals for their achievements in the world’s shipping and shipbuilding industries.
Under the theme ‘Green Technology, Green Opportunity’, the conference created an opportunity to raise awareness of eco-friendly technology by focusing on energy and environmental matters in the shipbuilding and marine industry.
KR was recognized for its contribution to the protection of world’s oceanic environment and the development of green ship technology. KR is the first Asian classification society to be accepted by the US Coast Guard as an Independent Laboratory (IL) to undertake tests, inspections, and evaluations for Ballast Water Management Systems. In addition, the classification society opened the world’s first Green Ship Equipment Test Certification Center in May, 2015. The center is an international green-ship hub, developing, testing and evaluating core green-ship technology and technical services.
KR has decided to donate the prize of KRW 10,000,000 (equivalent to $8,800) to an academic institution to further enhance research in maritime technology.