Tag: Norsepower

Norsepower unveils first tiltable Rotor Sail installation
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Norsepower unveils first tiltable Rotor Sail installation

Finnish technology provider Norsepower has teamed up with SEA-CARGO to install two of Norsepower’s largest Rotor Sails onboard the SC Connector, a side door ro-ro, to reduce emssions by by an estimated 25 per cent. The agreement marks the world’s first tiltable Rotor Sail installation. The SC Connector, a 12,251 GT ro-ro cargo vessel operates...

Sailing on sustainability: the comeback of wind power?
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Sailing on sustainability: the comeback of wind power?

As the shipping industry ramps up efforts to decarbonise, initial sea trials onboard a Maersk tanker fitted with Norsepower Rotor Sails indicate that wind power has the potential to play a significant role in a low carbon ocean transport system. Early results from a sea trial onboard the 109,647 DWT Maersk Pelican fitted with two...

Scandlines installs Norsepower rotor sails on ferry
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Scandlines installs Norsepower rotor sails on ferry

Ferry operator Scandlines has announced the successful installation of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution. This was completed in just hours during a scheduled overnight stop on board the Scandlines’ hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen. The M/V Copenhagen, a hybrid passenger ferry operating between Rostock, Germany and Gedser, Denmark, was retrofitted with a Norsepower Rotor Sail unit measuring...

Maersk harnesses wind power to cut fuel consumption by 8.2%
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Maersk harnesses wind power to cut fuel consumption by 8.2%

A Maersk Tankers product tanker has achieved fuel savings of 8.2 per cent in a one-year period by harnessing wind power. A joint project including Maersk Tankers, Norsepower, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), and Shell International Trading and Shipping Company, fitted the product tanker Maersk Pelican with two Norsepower Rotor Sails in August 2018. From...

Wärtsilä and Norsepower partnership to strengthen wind propulsion market
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Wärtsilä and Norsepower partnership to strengthen wind propulsion market

Technology company Wärtsilä and wind propulsion systems provider Norsepower have signed a service cooperation agreement enabling Norsepower to order service work from Wärtsilä and for Wärtsilä to pursue and sell Norsepower Rotor Sail projects with support from Norsepower. Under the collaboration, Norsepower will be able to work at scale and further strengthen its customer service...

Scandlines invests in wind propulsion technology
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Scandlines invests in wind propulsion technology

Ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement with Norsepower Oy to install the company’s Rotor Sail Solution onboard the hybrid passenger ferry, M/V Copenhagen. Operating between Rostock in Germany and Gedser in Denmark, the M/V Copenhagen operates using diesel and battery power. The vessel will reduce its fuel consumption and emissions by a further four...

HHI receives LR AiP for LNG and wind powered VLCC
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HHI receives LR AiP for LNG and wind powered VLCC

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has been presented with approval in principle (AiP) by Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) ‘eco-tanker’ design. The vessel will be capable of using a combination of volatile organic compounds (VOC) mixed with LNG as fuel and Norsepower’s rotor sail solution for wind-assisted propulsion. The eco-tanker design,...

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)...