Gothenburg-based I-Tech’s Selektope antifouling system has been shortlisted in the Environmental Performance category by the judging panel for the European Marine Engineering Awards. The winner of the award is to be announced next month.

The Environmental Performance Award, sponsored by DNV GL, is presented to a product, process or management approach that was brought to market for the first time in 2015, or which was significantly improved or relaunched.

Philip Chaabane, chief executive of I-Tech, says: “It is a great honour to be shortlisted for this award. It recognises the culmination in 2015 of a ten-year journey to turn a scientific discovery into a commercially-ready, approved and available anti-fouling agent that will generate substantial environmental benefits within the marine industry.”

Selektope, an organic, non-metal compound, which features a pharmacological mode of action to combat barnacle settlement on ship hulls, was Introduced last year.