Tag: Wind Power

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...

Stena Bulk presents low emission tanker prototype
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Stena Bulk presents low emission tanker prototype

Stena Bulk has presented a prototype of the next-generation product and chemical tanker, the IMOFlexMAX, which will reportedly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25 per cent compared to current product tankers. The vessel, designed by Stena Bulk to meet the current and future needs of liquid bulk shipping, is a further development of...

From gale to green shipping
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From gale to green shipping

ShippingLab has announced its support for a new project that will convert power from the wind turbines at the Port of Hvide Sande to hydrogen for use in a fuel cell intended to power a vessel. The vessel powered by the fuel cell will be used to keep the Danish port entrance free of sand....

“K” LINE joins the International Windship Association
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“K” LINE joins the International Windship Association

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE), a shipping company operating 468 large vessels has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the member driven not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of direct wind propulsion in commercial shipping. “K” LINE joining IWSA sends a clear message to the industry and policy makers that wind...

EMP commences feasibility study on tanker to install zero emissions power solution
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EMP commences feasibility study on tanker to install zero emissions power solution

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has commenced a feasibility study for the installation of its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (Aquarius MRE) solution onto an LR2 tanker. The study is being undertaken in co-operation with the shipowner and will investigate how various technologies can reduce fuel consumption and emissions onboard the vessel. The LR2 Tanker selected for...

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...

Windship testing confirms at least 30 per per cent annual fuel savings
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Windship testing confirms at least 30 per per cent annual fuel savings

Industry experts, prospective clients in the shipping, commodities and petrochemical sectors together with UK government officials attended the Mitchell – Wolfson Unit Wind Tunnel at the University of Southampton to view the testing of the most recent Windship Technology model in February 2020. The wind tunnel test findings further validated the results of the latest...

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...

EDF supports wind power start-up Neoline
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EDF supports wind power start-up Neoline

In  December  2019,  EDF  and  Neoline  signed  a  specific agreement for the issue of Energy Saving Certificates (ESC) which  confirms  and  enhances  the  high  environmental performance of the owner’s future commercial sailing vessels. Based  on  the  Neoliner,  a  136-meter  long  pilot  vessel  with 4200 square meters of sail, EDF has conducted studies with its R&D...

ClassNK joins the International Windship Association
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ClassNK joins the International Windship Association

Tokyo-based ClassNK has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that for the last five years has been bringing together wind propulsion projects, shipping companies, shipyards and research organisations to help further develop technologies for wind power.   Over the last few years ClassNK has identified and supported the development of wind propulsion...

Vessel emissions reduction competition announces winning technologies
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Vessel emissions reduction competition announces winning technologies

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has announced four winners of a competition designed to accelerate the development of technologies that will enable a reduction in emissions and fuel consumption for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) used to operate and maintain offshore wind farms. The winners and their projects are outlined below. Chartwell Marine and...