Norsepower signed a contract with Socatra for the retrofit installation of two Norsepower Rotor Sails on the Medium Range (MR) tanker Alcyone.
he 50,000 dwt, 2022 built, French flag tanker – chartered by TotalEnergies – will be retrofitted with two 35 m x 5 m Norsepower Rotor Sails. The units will be delivered in December 2023 from Norsepower’s new production hub in China, with installation scheduled for Q4 2023 or Q1 2024.
Recent calculations indicate that the average fuel and carbon emission reductions will be 8% for the ship as it transits between South Korea and French Polynesia, with the potential for further savings using voyage optimization reaching up to 2,000 tons of CO2 per annum.
Taking a holistic approach to decarbonization and combining clean technology solutions enables the key to progress toward emissions reduction goals, minimizing fuel costs, enabling carbon regulatory compliance, and improving IMO Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) ratings.
It is fantastic to see that the Norsepower Rotor Sail has been embraced by a leading company like Socatra. We are proud to be working with the team to support them in making critical sustainability progress in their operations
Tuomas Riski, CEO of Norsepower, said, adding that “the Norsepower Rotor Sail is particularly well-suited to tankers, with a strong track record of proven performance.”