Tag: Norsepower

Viking Line confirms fuel savings using Rotor Sail solution
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Viking Line confirms fuel savings using Rotor Sail solution

Viking Line has confirmed the potential to deliver up to 300 tonnes per annum of fuel savings on its Viking Grace with the installation of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail wind technology solution. According to the companies, the fuel savings were not immediately evident, however, following analysis by NAPA and ABB, there was an obvious change in...

Wind propulsion tech granted type approval
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Wind propulsion tech granted type approval

Norsepower’s wind propulsion solution, the Rotor Sail, has received the first-ever type approval design certificate granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system on-board a commercial ship. The type approval was granted by DNV GL following a design assessment of Norsepower’s 30m x 5m Rotor Sail. The certification means that vessels operating with the Rotor Sail...

Maersk tanker retrofitted with wind propulsion technology
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Maersk tanker retrofitted with wind propulsion technology

A product tanker owned by Maersk has been fitted with two 20-metre tall Norsepower Rotor Sails to cut fuel consumption and emissions between 7 and 10 per cent on typical global shipping routes. The Maersk Pelican features large, cylindrical mechanical sails that operate based on the Magnus effect. Wind hits the spinning Rotor Sails, causing...

Viking Grace in operation with Norsepower Rotor Sail
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Viking Grace in operation with Norsepower Rotor Sail

Finnish shipping company, Viking Line, has equipped its passenger ferry Viking Grace with a Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution. From April 12, 2018, the vessel will operate on the Turku-Stockholm route using wind assisted propulsion. By utilising wind power, vessels can reduce fuel consumption and lower their emissions. In this case, Viking Grace is anticipated to...

Wind assisted technology ready to meet shipping’s decarbonisation goals
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Wind assisted technology ready to meet shipping’s decarbonisation goals

Wind powered technology is ready to play a significant part in meeting the decarbonisation goals of the Paris Agreement, but the use of such technology will be determined by the industry’s will to implement it, claims Norsepower’s CEO, Tuomas Riski. Decarbonising the international shipping industry under the goals set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...

The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN
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The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN

A report by the United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL, and Sustaina has hailed Cavotec’s MoorMaster automated mooring technology and Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution as two of the key game-changing technologies driving fuel efficient and sustainable shipping operations. Autonomous solutions, wind, and electrification are vital solutions in the shipping industry’s journey towards decarbonisation. Rapidly implementing...

Wind-assisted vessel promises 14% fuel savings
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Wind-assisted vessel promises 14% fuel savings

Dutch shipping company, Switijnk Shipping, and naval architects, C-Job, have teamed up to deliver a wind-assisted general cargo vessel to improve the sustainability of shipping. The 8,500 DWT vessel, known as the Flettner Freighter, will be equipped with two Norsepower Rotor Sails to supplement the main engines, delivering fuel savings of approximately 14%. Norsepower’s Rotor...