Hard, Round, Tiltable Sails Add Wind Power To Energy Efficient Shipping

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:05:24 +0000

The MV Delphine, a vessel with a cargo capacity of close to 8,000 lane meters, transits between the UK, Ireland and Europe and is the largest short sea Ro-Ro vessel operating in the world today. With two 35mx5m Rotor Sails, Norsepower has estimated that the technology would achieve a fuel and emission reduction saving of between 7 to 10% for this vessel, depending on the route.Norsepower has big plans to bring wind power back to the shipping industry, with an assist from the Magnus effect to save fuel and maximize energy efficiency.

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