Tag: <span>Wind Power</span>

Ship propulsion: transition is in the wind
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Ship propulsion: transition is in the wind

With a lot of attention and investment going into alternative, low emission fuel development, how does the return of wind propulsion avoid becoming an ‘also ran’ technology segment? Gavin Allwright, the secretary general of the International Windship Association (IWSA) answers a series of questions facing the uptake of this technology and what is behind a...

Enviva and MOL explore emissions reduction technologies for biomass supply chain
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Enviva and MOL explore emissions reduction technologies for biomass supply chain

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has teamed up with Enviva, a global energy company specialising in sustainable wood bioenergy to develop and deploy an environmentally friendly bulk carrier. The goal of the agreement is to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the ocean transportation of sustainable wood pellets. In the initial stage, the partnership will...

IWSA calls on shipping community to turn to wind power for decarbonisation
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IWSA calls on shipping community to turn to wind power for decarbonisation

The International Windship Association (IWSA) has submitted an Open Letter calling on all maritime industry decision-makers and the entire shipping community to fully assess and utilise all available power solutions that deliver the necessary deep, swift cuts in carbon emissions over the next decade.  IWSA believes that readily available and proven wind propulsion solutions must...

DNV awards AiP to DSME for rotor sail system
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DNV awards AiP to DSME for rotor sail system

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV for the DSME rotor sail system, an eco-friendly ship technology applicable to large oil tankers and LNG carriers. The approved rotor sail system is one of the next-generation fuel-saving eco-friendly auxiliary propulsion technologies. A rotor sail system incorporates the installation...

BV issues rules for wind propulsion systems
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BV issues rules for wind propulsion systems

Bureau Veritas (BV) has released new-generation classification rules for wind propulsion systems. These rules will help support and drive the development of zero carbon propulsion options for modern ships. The new Bureau Veritas rule notation for Wind Propulsion Systems (WPS) – NR 206, builds on pre-existing BV rules released in 1987. Now two new notations...

Driving the decade of wind propulsion
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Driving the decade of wind propulsion

The International Windship Association is spearheading a coordinated initiative to accelerate shipping decarbonisation.  The campaign is designed to accelerate the adoption of hybrid alternative propulsion methods, blending wind, alternative fuels and energy efficiency measures, the aim is to achieve a rapid and measurable decarbonisation of the global shipping fleet in the 2020s. Highlighting the unique...

AYRO wingsail propulsion system receives AiP from DNV
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AYRO wingsail propulsion system receives AiP from DNV

AYRO has been awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its Oceanwings 3.6.3 wind assisted propulsion system for ships from DNV GL. The Oceanwings 3.6.3 system is designed to enable shipowners and operators to leverage wind energy to improve the energy balance of individual vessels and fleets, thereby significantly reducing carbon emissions. Following 10 years...

SINTEF joins IWSA to boost development of wind propulsion tech
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SINTEF joins IWSA to boost development of wind propulsion tech

SINTEF Ocean has announced that it is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA), the member driven association that promotes and helps facilitate the uptake of wind propulsion in commercial shipping. “A webinar co-hosted by SINTEF Ocean and NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) for the SFI Smart Maritime organisation in December 2020, confirmed there...

DNV GL awards AIP to KSOE for wing sail propulsion system
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DNV GL awards AIP to KSOE for wing sail propulsion system

DNV GL has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for a wing-sail auxiliary propulsion system for ships.  The wind-powered auxiliary propulsion system for ships is the result of a joint research project from KSOE, the shipbuilding holding company of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, and SK Shipping, to develop...

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...

Norsepower installs first tiltable Rotor Sails on SEA-CARGO ro-ro
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Norsepower installs first tiltable Rotor Sails on SEA-CARGO ro-ro

Norsepower has successfully installed two 35m tall Rotor Sails for SEA-CARGO, a logistics provider in the North Sea market. This installation heralds the world’s first tiltable Rotor Sail, showcasing that vessels that have to negotiate height restricted routes can benefit from this fuel and emissions-saving solution. According the analysis conducted by Norsepower and SEA-CARGO, the...