Wärtsilä, Norsepower Team Up on Rotor Sails

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has teamed up with Finnish rotor sail propulsion specialist Norsepower to pursue energy-saving rotor sail projects in the commercial maritime industry. The service cooperation agreement expands the global wind propulsion service network by allow Norsepower to order service work from Wärtsilä, while Wärtsilä can pursue and sell … [Read more...]

Scandlines to Install Norsepower Rotor Sail On Board Ferry

European ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement to install Norsepower’s rotor sails on board one of its passenger ferries operating between Germany and Denmark. The wind propulsion technology will help the ferry, the hybrid-powered MV Copenhagen, further reducing its carbon emissions. The ferry already operates on a combination of diesel and battery power while … [Read more...]

Norsepower Rotor Sails Issued First-Ever Design Type Approval for Onboard Wind Propulsion

Finnish clean technology group Norsepower announced Tuesday that its innovative Rotor Sail Solution has received the first-ever type approval design certificate granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system onboard a commercial ship. The type approval from leading ship classification society DNV GL was issued in February 2019 after a design assessment of Norsepower’s … [Read more...]

Maersk Tankers Tests Sails Aboard Ship

by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters) - Maersk Tankers is testing the use of wind power to fuel its ships, a new technology it says can cut fuel consumption by up to 10 percent and help the industry reduce polluting emissions. The move comes as the global shipping industry is suffering from rising oil prices and preparing for fuel costs to rise further by around a quarter, or … [Read more...]

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...]