Tag: <span>Wind Power</span>

Wallenius Marine Joins the International Windship Association
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Wallenius Marine Joins the International Windship Association

Swedish shipping company Wallenius Marine has joined the the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that brings together over 130 members from across the industry to promote and help facilitate the uptake of wind propulsion for commercial shipping. The announcement follows last month’s news which saw the unveiling of Wallenius Marine’s newly designed wind-powered...

Høglund Marine takes two-thirds stake in wind-assisted car carrier project
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Høglund Marine takes two-thirds stake in wind-assisted car carrier project

Marine technology provider Høglund Marine Solutions has taken a two-thirds stake in Vindskip, a company developing a wind and liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered vessel concept. The collaboration will play a vital role in bringing the concept to reality. Børge Nogva, president of Høglund, has also become chairman of the board at Vindskip AS. Vindskip (which...

Scandlines reports successful first months operating with Norsepower Rotor Sail
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Scandlines reports successful first months operating with Norsepower Rotor Sail

A Scandlines hybrid ferry that was fitted with a new Norsepower Rotor Sail solution in May has now completed two months of daily operations with initial feedback of the wind-assisted system proving positive.  “We’re expecting 4-5 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions which is not an insignificant amount and if everything goes well, we are...

Seawing kite system gets ClassNK approval
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Seawing kite system gets ClassNK approval

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE) and AIRSEAS SAS have received an Approval in Principle (AIP) from ClassNK for their automated kite system Seawing. Seawing is a kite system which assists vessel propulsion by harnessing natural wind power through its dynamic flight. A simple switch launches or recovers the kite which unfolds, operates and refolds autonomously....

Reygar signs agreement with Ørsted to deliver BareFLEET monitoring
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Reygar signs agreement with Ørsted to deliver BareFLEET monitoring

Ørsted, developer and builder of offshore wind farms, has selected Reygar’s BareFLEET remote monitoring and reporting platform to track and analyse the performance of its chartered fleet of Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) operating across wind farms in Europe. Reygar provides advanced vessel performance monitoring systems to the offshore renewable energy sector. Ørsted has 9.9 GW...

Giving flight to wind technology in shipping
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Giving flight to wind technology in shipping

Despite the global pandemic, the world of shipping continues to debate the various methods of achieving lowered emissions. A recent study from the University of Manchester found that if stringent carbon emission mitigation measures are applied comprehensively throughout the next decade, the shipping industry will still be able to make a positive impact to fulfil the...

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...