Wind Propulsion

First WindWings equipped vessel sets sail in wind propulsion landmark

First WindWings equipped vessel sets sail in wind propulsion landmark

Commercial shipping’s decarbonisation journey took a further step forward on Monday as the first vessel equipped with WindWings, an innovative wind-assisted propulsion system, began its first voyage following its retrofitting at COSCO’s Shanghai shipyard. Developed by marine engineering consultancy BAR Technologies in partnership with Yara Marine, shipowner Mitsubishi Corporation and operator Cargill, WindWings is a […]

Solar expeditions with the ZEN50 catamaran

Solar expeditions with the ZEN50 catamaran

With 17kW of peak solar power at its disposal, and a wingsail designed for optimal wind capture, the new ZEN50 catamaran series is set to bypass the need for the ‘obligatory’ backup diesel genset The forecast’s for sunshine for builder ZEN Yachts, which has confirmed the pre-sale of the first four units in its solar-powered, […]

Rotor sail retrofits announced

Rotor sail retrofits announced

Japanese shipowner, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Vale International of Brazil have announced a partnership to retrofit a 200,000dwt bulk carrier, currently employed under a mid–term contract for the transportation of iron ore for Vale, with two 35m x 5m rotor sails produced by Norsepower of Finland. The installation of the rotor sails is expected […]

RINA brings together top speakers in the field of wind-assisted propulsion systems

RINA brings together top speakers in the field of wind-assisted propulsion systems

Wind Propulsion 2023 conference brings together top speakers at IMO The Royal Institution of Naval Architects held its annual Wind Propulsion conference on the 16-17 February 2023. The event took place at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organisation in London, representing the first time that RINA has organised an event at this location. The […]

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