Tag: <span>Wind Power</span>

Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation welcomes three new partners
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Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation welcomes three new partners

The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) has announced three new partners – the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), the International Windship Association (IWSA) and Kpler. Since its formation in August last year, the Centre has established partnerships with key stakeholders in the maritime industry. The three new partnerships are part of GCMD’s efforts to...

EU windships project to reveal sea trial results
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EU windships project to reveal sea trial results

At an event hosted by EU-Interreg North Sea Region project ‘WASP: Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion’, industry stakeholders will disclose sea trial results from multiple vessels with installed wind propulsion technologies. As part of the WASP Project (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund), several wind technologies were installed on five commercial ships and third-party validations...

Amasus Shipping to power cargo ship with wind
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Amasus Shipping to power cargo ship with wind

Dutch shipowner Amasus Shipping will harness the power of wind on its general cargo ship, the EEMS Traveller, to reduce fuel costs and annual CO2 emissions by as much as 30 per cent in favourable trade routes.  The 91 metre long, 2,850 DWT general cargo vessel will be retrofitted with two 17-metre-high eSAILs developed by...

Maersk Supply Service launches its new venture company, ‘Stillstrom’
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Maersk Supply Service launches its new venture company, ‘Stillstrom’

Maersk Supply Service, a part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, is launching its offshore vessel-charging venture, Stillstrom, to support the decarbonisation of the maritime industry by eliminating idle emissions. Together with Ørsted, Stillstrom will demonstrate the world’s first full-scale offshore charging station for vessels at an offshore wind farm, scheduled for installation later this year. Maersk Supply...

bound4blue installs eSAIL system on theatre vessel
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bound4blue installs eSAIL system on theatre vessel

Maritime tech start-up bound4blue, which develops automated wind-assisted propulsion systems, has successfully installed an 18-metre-high eSAIL on the theatre vessel La Naumon. This marks the first theatre vessel in the world to sail with wind-assisted propulsion technology. The rigid sail, equipped with a tilting mechanism and an autonomous control system, is a cost-effective and proven...

Co-inventor of the suction sail partners with bound4blue to enhance wind technology
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Co-inventor of the suction sail partners with bound4blue to enhance wind technology

Dr. Bertrand Charrier, co-inventor of the suction sail, has joined technology company bound4blue to further enhance its wind propulsion system. This year bound4blue unveiled its second product the eSAIL, installed it successfully on two vessels in LATAM and Europe, and closed additional installation agreements for next year. Dr. Bertrand Charrier will focus on the aerodynamics...

Ro-ro fitted with Airseas wind power system
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Ro-ro fitted with Airseas wind power system

French wind propulsion tech company Airseas has completed the first installation of its automated kite Seawing on a commercial vessel chartered by Airbus and operated by Louis Dreyfus Armateurs. The Seawing system has been installed on the ro-ro vessel, the Ville de Bordeaux, which transports major aircraft components between France and the United States. The...

EU-funded project to harness key technologies for shipping’s decarbonisation
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EU-funded project to harness key technologies for shipping’s decarbonisation

A project that will decarbonise shipping by enabling key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs is making headway. The EU Horizon 2020-funded project known as Project CHEK, aims to achieve zero-emission shipping by reconfiguring the ways ships are designed and operated. The CHEK consortium is led by the University of Vaasa, and the other...

BV validates wind assisted propulsion system for containership
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BV validates wind assisted propulsion system for containership

Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an approval in principle (AiP) to Zéphyr & Borée for its first open-top 1,800 TEU containership, demonstrating the feasibility of using wind-propelled wing-sails on this type of vessel. The 185 metre-long container vessel is designed with five cargo holds, mostly open-top. Propulsion means are compliant with IMO’s Tier III requirements,...

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...