Kongsberg Maritime (KM) will collaborate with, Norsepower to facilitate the addition of wind propulsion to KM’s integrated power and propulsion systems.
Namely, ship owners and shipyards will be able to choose between fully integrated systems, or solutions incorporating stand-alone products.
KM now aims to add wind propulsion to its portfolio of strategies to facilitate greener operations, aided by its innovative controllable pitch propeller (CPP) solutions.
The Norsepower Rotor Sail solution is the first third-party verified and commercially operational auxiliary wind propulsion technology for the maritime industry.
The solution is fully automated and detects whenever the wind is strong enough to deliver fuel and emission savings, at which point the Rotor Sails start automatically.
Norsepower has completed six installations to date, including the latest installation of five tilting Rotor Sails on a bulker.
There is an increasing demand for the use of modern wind propulsion in shipping
said Oskar Levander, SVP Business Concepts, Kongsberg Maritime.
In addition, Tuomas Riski, CEO, Norsepower mentioned that “as the industry combines clean technology solutions to accelerate progress towards reaching net zero, it is important that the optimal design points are considered on installation for all systems.”
Current savings of between 5-25% could be further improved with KM’s advanced automation systems, efficient propulsion and other novel design solutions
Mr. Riski concluded.
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