Tag: <span>AirSeas</span>

Seawing kite system gets ClassNK approval
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Seawing kite system gets ClassNK approval

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE) and AIRSEAS SAS have received an Approval in Principle (AIP) from ClassNK for their automated kite system Seawing. Seawing is a kite system which assists vessel propulsion by harnessing natural wind power through its dynamic flight. A simple switch launches or recovers the kite which unfolds, operates and refolds autonomously....

Giving flight to wind technology in shipping
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Giving flight to wind technology in shipping

Despite the global pandemic, the world of shipping continues to debate the various methods of achieving lowered emissions. A recent study from the University of Manchester found that if stringent carbon emission mitigation measures are applied comprehensively throughout the next decade, the shipping industry will still be able to make a positive impact to fulfil the...

“K” Line pilots AirSeas kite technology
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“K” Line pilots AirSeas kite technology

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) will install and service one vessel with AirSeas’ SeaWing automated kite technology with the aim to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel by 20 per cent through wind propulsion. AirSeas, an Airbus spin-off, developed SeaWing, which is an automated kite that tows ships. It exploits a free source of energy that...