Tag: <span>Wind Power</span>

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...

ABS joins the International Windship Association
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ABS joins the International Windship Association

ABS has announced today that it has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that promotes and helps facilitate the uptake of direct wind propulsion solutions for commercial shipping. ABS has become increasingly involved with wind propulsion over the last few years and released their guidelines for Wind Assisted Propulsion System Installation in...

Tailwinds of 2020
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Tailwinds of 2020

Shipping has faced some historically significant challenges last year. It opened with IMO 2020, the greatest change in fuel regulation in this century, and ended with the maritime community trying to come to grips with crew changes in such a time of crisis. How has the maritime technology sector fared? Here is a take on...

Bulk carrier becomes first newbuild to install Norsepower rotor sails
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Bulk carrier becomes first newbuild to install Norsepower rotor sails

Norsepower has announced its first newbuild order for the installation of a record five tilting rotor sails onboard a large bulk carrier. The agreement heralds the first installation of Norsepower’s innovative Rotor Sails on a bulk carrier, demonstrating the adaptability of the technology to reduce fuel consumption, fuel costs and reduce emissions across a variety...

MOL secures deal for wind assisted vessel
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MOL secures deal for wind assisted vessel

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has reached a deal with Tohoku Electric Power for a coal carrier equipped with a hard sail wind power propulsion system, also known as the “Wind Challenger.” The Wind Challenger is a telescoping hard sail that converts wind energy to propulsive force. Installation of the system on merchant ships has the...

LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs
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LR, Anemoi and SDARI join forces on rotor sail designs

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed a joint development project (JDP) with Anemoi Marine Technologies and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) to develop a series of energy efficient vessel designs equipped with rotor sails. The project will address one of the most significant roadblocks for the commercial adoption of emission abatement technology –...

Wind technologies for cleaner shipping
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Wind technologies for cleaner shipping

A policy brief released by the EU Interreg North Sea Region Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project shows the potential of wind power to cut ship emissions and reduce fuel consumption and outlines some of the current barriers to uptake. Modern wind technologies such as rotors, suction wings, sails, kites, and more can provide a...

Tharsis fits eConowind wind-assisted solution to cargo ship
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Tharsis fits eConowind wind-assisted solution to cargo ship

Netherlands-based eConowind and Tharsis Sea-River Shipping have announced a collaboration to install two 3x9m eConowind TwinFoil units on the 2,364 DWT diesel- electric general cargo vessel, MV Tharsis. The wind-assisted solution from eConowind helps to reduce fuel consumption by using the power of the wind to boost propulsion. The TwinFoil is a wing with a...

Anemoi Marine and Wärtsilä agree sales collaboration for Rotor Sail solutions
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Anemoi Marine and Wärtsilä agree sales collaboration for Rotor Sail solutions

Wärtsilä has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) tied to a License and Cooperation agreement with UK-based Anemoi Marine Technologies for the future sales and servicing of Rotor Sail solutions to the shipping industry. The agreement was signed on 22 October 2020. Rotor Sails, also referred to as ‘Flettner Rotors’, are comprised of vertical cylinders...