Yara Marine Technologies has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA) to promote the use of wind propulsion to reduce fuel consumption and cut CO2 emissions from ships.
“The immense savings gained by modern wind propulsion really caught the interest of both Yara Marine and our established network of ship-owners. BAR Technologies’ bespoke naval architecture gave us the perfect entry point, bringing WindWings to the maritime sector. Simulations demonstrate that WindWings save 30 per cent fuel and CO2 emissions on average trading patterns. Wind technology is finally mature and can achieve significant benefits for both ship-owners and the environment. We already experience massive interest in the market, and are ready for orders,” said Aleksander Askeland, CSO of Yara Marine Technologies.
Wind propulsion has seen rapid development over the past two years. To keep building this momentum, the IWSA seeks to promote the economic value of wind propulsion and function as an information hub for emerging technologies. It is also determined to create strong collaborative networks, facilitate common approaches, and assist maritime stakeholders in securing funding for wind propulsion projects.
“Wind propulsion is a zero emissions technology for the future and will be important in solving some of the shipping industry’s greatest challenges,” said Gavin Allwright, secretary general at the IWSA. “By harnessing the power of the wind, shipowners can make their fleets more competitive while also reducing their environmental impacts. Having a solid and experienced player like Yara Marine Technologies join IWSA proves how far the development of wind propulsion has come. Yara Marine is known to introduce and implement new, green technologies throughout the maritime sector by providing turnkey solutions, service, and training. Their competence will strengthen our organisation, and our combined forces will yield great results.”