LNG-Powered Viking Grace Now Using Rotor Sail for Wind-Assisted Propulsion

The LNG-powered ferry is the first passenger ship in the world equipped with a rotor sail for wind-assisted propulsion. Viking Line has installed a rotor sail on the LNG-fuelled Viking Grace, making it the first passenger ship in the world equipped with a rotor sail for the utilisation of wind power. Classification society Lloyd's Register approved the structure and the … [Read more...]

Maersk Tanker to Be Fitted with Flettner Rotor Sails

A Maersk-owned tanker is set to be fitted with two Flettner rotor sails as part of a industry project seeking to test the century-old wind propulsion technology's potential to reduce fuel consumption in modern day shipping. The project will be the first installation of the wind-powered energy technology on a product tanker, and will provide insights into fuel savings and … [Read more...]

LNG-Fueled ‘Viking Grace’ to Get Rotor Sails

Finnish wind propulsion company Norsepower Oy has announced it has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping line Viking Line to install rotor sails onboard the LNG-fueled cruise ferry MS Viking Grace. The 57,565 GT Viking Grace currently operates between Turku, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden, and is already one of the most environmentally-friendly cruise ferries in the … [Read more...]