VPLP designed a 121-metre-long RORO vessel for transporting components of the Ariane 6 rocket from Europe to French Guiana, equipped with four Oceanwings®, which make the vessel have as less as possible impact on the environment.
The WASP project, has been officially approved and launched; The project gathers universities, wind-assist technology providers with ship owners to research, trial and validate the operational performance of a selection of wind propulsion solutions thus enabling wind propulsion technology market penetration and contributing to a greener North Sea transport system through harvesting the regions abundant wind potential.
MOL is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA), and pushing ahead with the installation of a hard sail system on a coal carrier, as part of a project called Wind Challenger with local utility Tohoku Electric Power.
MOL and Oshima Shipbuilding have jointly obtained ‘Approval In Principle (AIP)’ from ClassNK for the design of a hard sail system. The system converts wind energy to propulsive force with telescopic hard sail. As MOL said, the system is crucial for the ‘Wind Challenger Project’, which MOL and Oshima Shipbuilding are leading.
DNV GL calls stakeholders from the wind energy sector to participate in a new Joint Industry Project (JIP) that aims to explore the use of light detection and ranging (LIDAR) to measure wind speed Turbulence Intensity (TI) for various applications in the wind industry.
ABS cooperated with MARIN on a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to conduct a research on transparent and validated methods to assess performance of wind-assisted shipping propulsion technologies.
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has received an approval in principle for a VLCC ‘eco-tanker’ design, capable of using a combination of volatile organic compounds (VOC) mixed with LNG as fuel and Norsepower’s rotor sail solution for wind-assisted propulsion.
Norsepower Oy Ltd. announced that independent test results showed that Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology has the potential to deliver savings on the Viking Line-owned and operated M/S Viking Grace. Long term LNG marine fuel savings is expected to be up to about 300 tonnes on annual basis.
During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Conference, Ms Diane Gilpin, Founder/CEO, Green Shipping Alliance, highlights the benefits of wind technology for the shipping industry. Ms. Gilpin says that the abundance of wind is a great, proven source of propulsive energy, and it can support significant GHG emissions reduction.
DNV GL launched a Joint Industry Project with ten commercial partners to develop a Comprehensive methodology for Blade Rain erosion Analysis (COBRA). The project aspires to get an insight into the damage caused to leading edge wind turbine blades from the high-speed impacts of foreign objects, such as raindrops, and identify how best to develop protection systems.
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