RINA has officially joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), in order to actively participate in the development and visualisation of the capabilities of wind, and wind-assisted propulsion.
With more than 100 ships and yachts currently equipped with wind-propulsion solutions across maritime sectors in class, RINA is already involved in the revival of wind propulsion world-wide.
We are delighted to welcome RINA to the association, especially at this time where interest is surging and RINA’s expertise as a classification society is a valuable addition to our global network. We look forward to working together to build a wind-powered fleet of the future
Gavin Allwright, IWSA Secretary General, stated.
In addition, Kai Reichelt, Business Development Manager for testing at RINA Germany, mentioned that “this cooperation is very important for RINA, since alternative propulsion concepts are becoming viable and effective. Presently, wind is one of the most interesting solution in the mix of possibilities for the decarbonization of the maritime industry”.
The focus area for wind propulsion should not be limited to the yachting sector but also be highly beneficial for merchant ships. Looking at the many existing members of IWSA, particularly the manufacturers of equipment such as kite’s, rotors, wings and sails and ship designers, it is fitting for RINA to join this leading group of future developments
Mr. Reichelt concluded.
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