Tag: <span>eConowind</span>

Boomsma Shipping commits to wind power with Econowind installation
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Boomsma Shipping commits to wind power with Econowind installation

Boomsma Shipping has installed two wind-assisted VentiFoil units from Netherlands-based Econowind . The units have been fitted to one of Boomsma’s vessels, the Frisian Sea. The vessel is currently on its way to Sweden, during which Econowind (Conoship International) is doing the start-up tests. The coming month will be used to optimise the system and operations...

Tharsis fits eConowind wind-assisted solution to cargo ship
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Tharsis fits eConowind wind-assisted solution to cargo ship

Netherlands-based eConowind and Tharsis Sea-River Shipping have announced a collaboration to install two 3x9m eConowind TwinFoil units on the 2,364 DWT diesel- electric general cargo vessel, MV Tharsis. The wind-assisted solution from eConowind helps to reduce fuel consumption by using the power of the wind to boost propulsion. The TwinFoil is a wing with a...

Boomsma Shipping signs contract with Econowind for VentiFoil installation
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Boomsma Shipping signs contract with Econowind for VentiFoil installation

Boomsma Shipping has announced a collaboration with Netherlands-based eConowind that will result in the installation of two wind-assist VentiFoil units on one of Boomsma’s vessels. The eConowind-units are both integrated in a specially designed Flatrack from which a folding VentiFoil can be deployed, these are ridged aspirated wing profiles acting as sails. The Flatrack is...

Wind-assisted cargo ship starts North Sea operations
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Wind-assisted cargo ship starts North Sea operations

A wind-assisted vessel retrofitted with the eConowind Ventifoil system in January 2020 has begun operations in the North Sea. The 3,600 DWT general cargo vessel MV Ankie of Jan van Dam Shipping was fitted with modular Ventifoil units in the form of wings with vents and an internal fan that use boundary layer suction for...

Van Dam Shipping plans for wind assisted propulsion
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Van Dam Shipping plans for wind assisted propulsion

Van Dam Shipping has signed a contract for the installation of an eConowind supplied wind assisted propulsion system for its 3,600 DWT general cargo vessel, Ankie. For Conowind, this marks the first commercial order of its Ventifoil system which successfully completed sea test trials earlier this year. The wind-assist system was developed over the past...