Tag: <span>Wind Power</span>

World’s first full scale hydrogen-based propulsion system launches
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World’s first full scale hydrogen-based propulsion system launches

Kongsberg Maritime has celebrated a world first by testing and verifying a full-scale, full-size, zero-emissions drivetrain powered by hydrogen fuel cells designed for ships and ferries. The project demonstrates that the technology is now mature for using hydrogen (H2) as an energy carrier. The program is the third and final part of the EU funded project...

LR accepted as renewable energy certification body (RECB)
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LR accepted as renewable energy certification body (RECB)

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been accepted as the world’s first renewable energy certification body (RECB) for marine energy by the international electrotechnical commission’s renewable energy system, (IECRE). IECRE operates the global conformity assessment system in the three electrically producing renewable energy sectors: solar photovoltaic (PV) energy, wind energy, and marine energy. With IECRE recognition as...

Alfa Laval and Wallenius finalise wind power joint venture
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Alfa Laval and Wallenius finalise wind power joint venture

Alfa Laval and Wallenius have finalised the 50/50 joint venture that will take the Oceanbird wind power solutions from concept to reality. Through the joint venture, formally named AlfaWall Oceanbird, the two companies will intensify the development of Oceanbird wind power technology. Conceived by Wallenius, the system for vessel propulsion uses wing sails that have...

Kongsberg Maritime teams up with Norsepower to offer wind power to shipowners
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Kongsberg Maritime teams up with Norsepower to offer wind power to shipowners

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Norsepower to add wind propulsion to KM’s integrated power and propulsion systems. Under the MoU, shipowners and shipyards will be able to choose between fully integrated systems, or solutions incorporating stand-alone products. By teaming up with Norsepower, KM adds wind propulsion to its portfolio...

Tharsis installs sails on diesel-electric cargo ship
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Tharsis installs sails on diesel-electric cargo ship

Tharsis Sea-River Shipping has concluded the installation of two retractable wing sails on its 88m, 2,364 dwt diesel-electric general cargo vessel, M/V Tharsis. The installation tool place at the Neptune Shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, near Rotterdam. The work was undertaken at the same time as the vessel was having its air lubrication system upgraded. The 3m...

DNV completes assessment of Windship’s Zero Emission concept
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DNV completes assessment of Windship’s Zero Emission concept

Windship Technology has announced that its Zero Emissions solution for shipping has been independently assessed by classification society DNV. By using data provided by Windship Technology – a British innovation company – DNV has performed an independent computer-based analysis of the concept’s emissions abatement potential. Simon Rogers, technical director of Windship Technology stated: “Today everything...

MOL and Vale to study wind power
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MOL and Vale to study wind power

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced an agreement with Vale International to conduct a joint study on the installation of a Rotor Sail onboard a 200,000-ton class in-service bulk carrier to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The bulk carrier, which mainly transports iron ore for steel production, will be installed with the tall cylindrical...

First renderings completed for hydrogen-powered ferry
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First renderings completed for hydrogen-powered ferry

The first renderings of the Scottish-led Hyseas III project, which aims to build Europe’s first sea-going ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cells, have been completed. The drawings show what the vessel, which will store energy from renewable sources, is likely to look like. As a double-ended sea-going passenger and car ferry, it will have capacity for...

Scandlines to install Rotor Sail on second hybrid ferry
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Scandlines to install Rotor Sail on second hybrid ferry

Scandlines has chosen to install the Norsepower Rotor Sail onboard its hybrid ferry Berlin following a 5 per cent CO2 emissions reduction from installation onboard the Berlin’s sister ship last year. The Norsepower Rotor Sail was installed onboard its 2016-built hybrid ferry, Copenhagen, in 2020. Following a year of data collection and proven savings in...

AYRO raises €10.5M to boost development of wingsail technology
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AYRO raises €10.5M to boost development of wingsail technology

AYRO, a start-up that designs and delivers wind propulsion hybrid systems for maritime transport has raised €10.5 million capital from Ocean Zero (USA), Bpifrance (France) and Mer Invest (France). AYRO designs, manufactures and sells Oceanwings, a wingsail technology that has proven to decrease fuel consumption on cargo ships by as much as 45 per cent....

Windship secures DNV’s AiP for triple-wing design
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Windship secures DNV’s AiP for triple-wing design

Windship Technology has announced that its patented triple-wing rig has received a coveted Approval in Principle (AiP) status from DNV. This milestone in the company’s history is the result of years of design iteration work combined with the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to refine the wings before extensive wind tunnel testing and analysis...

AYRO chooses Caen to produce Oceanwings wind propulsion system
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AYRO chooses Caen to produce Oceanwings wind propulsion system

A contract has been signed between AYRO and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Caen in Normandy to locate its production facility for manufacturing its Oceanwings wind propulsion system for maritime transport. This is the world’s first factory dedicated to furlable, reefable and automated wingsail production, a technology breakthrough in the shipping industry. The...