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...]