The first US offshore wind farm for the Massachusetts coast achieved a key permitting milestone on Tuesday, with the launch of the long awaited federal environmental study that considers the project’s impacts on fisheries and navigation.
The wind propulsion provider Norsepower Oy Ltd. along with Scandlines successfully collaborated for the “M/V Copenhagen” ferry’s installation of Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., or “K” LINE recently joined the International Windship Association (IWSA) in order to further develop direct wind propulsion in commercial shipping.
ABS has published the ABS Guide to Wind-Assisted Propulsion System Installation, providing safety standards when installing wind-assisted systems.
The effects of the pandemic were the main topic at the SMM Press Conference webinar where experts assessed the current situation in the shipping industry and its consequences for the SMM agenda, which will focus on Green Shipping and Digitalisation.
A large number of wind propulsion projects are under development and increasingly coming to market, said Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of IWSA in his opening address at the International Wind Propulsion for Shipping forum.
Comoros flag has submitted a wind propulsion information paper to IMO’s MEPC 75, stressing that wind propulsion, as one of the leading decarbonization technologies at the moment, is receiving very limited consideration in the critical debate of the future of shipping.
The 3,600dwt general cargo vessel MV Ankie has made its first voyage with two eConowind Ventifoil wings installed, sailing the North Sea from Delfzijl in the Netherlands to Hamburg and Norway and then back to Rotterdam.
In line with an increased shift to environmentally-friendly solutions as a pathway to decarbonization, ClassNK announced it is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA), which is working to promote wind as a viable propulsion option for commercial vessels.
Namely, the latest version of the Multiannual Energy Programme (Programmation pluriannuelle de l’énergie (PPE)) indicates that France has increased its offshore wind tendering target from 6GW to up to 8.75GW by 2028.
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