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Maersk tanker to test new wind propulsion system

Norsepower Oy Ltd. in partnership with Maersk Tankers, The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), and Shell Shipping & Maritime has announced that it will install and trial Flettner rotor sails onboard a Maersk Tankers-owned vessel. The project will be the first installation of wind-powered energy technology on a product tanker vessel, and will provide insights into fuel savings and operational experience.

Study examines wind propulsion technologies for ships

The study commissioned by DG Climate Action, identifies both the barriers to the development and uptake of wind propulsion technologies and the possible actions that can contribute to overcome these barriers. It also includes an estimation of the market and emissions savings potential of the wind propulsion technologies, and refers to the economic and social effects.

First customized turbine transport vessel unveiled

Siemens has commissioned its first specialized transport vessel, the Rotra Vente, which fulfills the needs for cost effective transportation of the large nacelles used in Siemens’ direct drive offshore wind turbines.

DNV GL awards wind turbine certificate to Ingeteam

Spanish technology company Ingeteam was awarded a component certificate for its new wind frequency converter INGECON® WIND DFM 3000 family, built for easy maintenance, optimized to be compatible with all generator technologies and suitable for on and offshore applications.

DNV GL supports Envision to enter international markets

DNV GL has issued full type certificates for two Envision’s turbines marking an important milestone for the smart energy solution provider to compete in international wind energy markets as these certificates confirm that both turbines comply with all the requirements of the global IEC 61400-22 standard ensuring safety and reliability of wind turbines and wind farms.

ABS to inspect aerial wind turbines with drones

ABS Group has signed an agreement with DroneView Technologies to deliver joint aerial wind turbine and equipment inspections utilizing sophisticated drone technology as a cost-effective solution.

UK port to invest in wind turbines

The UK’s Port of Cromarty Firth has welcomed the biggest single delivery of wind turbine components to the port, to complete 17 complete wind turbine towers for the Corriemoille windfarm in Garve, Ross-shire.


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