Tag: <span>Wind Power</span>

EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution
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EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has begun collaboration with ClassNK to confirm design requirements and issues related to sea trials of its EnergySail wind and solar power solution for ships. EnergySail is a rigid sail device developed by EMP. The EnergySail is part of EMP’s Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution, which consists of an integrated system...

Maersk tanker retrofitted with wind propulsion technology
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Maersk tanker retrofitted with wind propulsion technology

A product tanker owned by Maersk has been fitted with two 20-metre tall Norsepower Rotor Sails to cut fuel consumption and emissions between 7 and 10 per cent on typical global shipping routes. The Maersk Pelican features large, cylindrical mechanical sails that operate based on the Magnus effect. Wind hits the spinning Rotor Sails, causing...

Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications
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Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications

LNG, LPG, methanol, biofuel and hydrogen have been highlighted by DNV GL as the most promising alternative fuels to meet present and future environmental regulations, lower fuel consumption and emissions, and drive sustainable shipping. In a new White Paper, the classification society considers these fuels alongside wind-assisted propulsion, batteries, and fuel cell systems to have...

Eco Marine Power expands eco ship project
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Eco Marine Power expands eco ship project

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced plans to widen the scope of its Aquarius Eco Ship project by inviting other companies to contribute their expertise in fuel-saving and innovative low-emission technologies. The purpose of the Eco Ship project is to design and build a low-emission, environmentally friendly ship that operates using wind, solar power, and...

Viking Grace in operation with Norsepower Rotor Sail
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Viking Grace in operation with Norsepower Rotor Sail

Finnish shipping company, Viking Line, has equipped its passenger ferry Viking Grace with a Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution. From April 12, 2018, the vessel will operate on the Turku-Stockholm route using wind assisted propulsion. By utilising wind power, vessels can reduce fuel consumption and lower their emissions. In this case, Viking Grace is anticipated to...

Wind assisted technology ready to meet shipping’s decarbonisation goals
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Wind assisted technology ready to meet shipping’s decarbonisation goals

Wind powered technology is ready to play a significant part in meeting the decarbonisation goals of the Paris Agreement, but the use of such technology will be determined by the industry’s will to implement it, claims Norsepower’s CEO, Tuomas Riski. Decarbonising the international shipping industry under the goals set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...

The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN
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The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN

A report by the United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL, and Sustaina has hailed Cavotec’s MoorMaster automated mooring technology and Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution as two of the key game-changing technologies driving fuel efficient and sustainable shipping operations. Autonomous solutions, wind, and electrification are vital solutions in the shipping industry’s journey towards decarbonisation. Rapidly implementing...

Wind-assisted vessel promises 14% fuel savings
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Wind-assisted vessel promises 14% fuel savings

Dutch shipping company, Switijnk Shipping, and naval architects, C-Job, have teamed up to deliver a wind-assisted general cargo vessel to improve the sustainability of shipping. The 8,500 DWT vessel, known as the Flettner Freighter, will be equipped with two Norsepower Rotor Sails to supplement the main engines, delivering fuel savings of approximately 14%. Norsepower’s Rotor...

Eco Marine Power and Teramoto Iron works sign patent license agreement for energy-saving propulsion solutions
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Eco Marine Power and Teramoto Iron works sign patent license agreement for energy-saving propulsion solutions

Eco Marine Power (EMP), the company that provides renewable energy and fuel saving solutions for the shipping industry, has signed a patent license agreement with Teramoto Iron Works for its EnergySail and Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) technologies. EnergySail is a patented automated rigid sail device that allows ships to utilise wind power to drive...