In partnership with bound4blue, Odfjell will install a wind-assisted propulsion system on a chemical tanker, making it the first tanker vessel in the world to harness this technology.
articularly, bound4blue’s system utilizes a wind-assisted propulsion system known as a suction sail. According to the company, promoting the use of wind power to propel vessels, this technology significantly reduces fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.
Since 2020, we have been studying sail technologies as a potential energy efficiency measure for our fleet, and we are excited to now take the next step by partnering with bound4blue to implement their pioneering eSAIL® system on one of our chemical tankers
… said Jan Opedal, Manager Projects at Odfjell
We are thrilled to team up with Odfjell for our first-ever installation in the tanker segment. They are true pioneers in innovation and sustainability, setting the bar for decarbonization in the industry.
… commented David Ferrer, CTO of bound4blue
Meanwhile, Erik Hjortland, Odfjell’s Vice President of Technology stated that as the first tanker company to test the suction-sail technology, Odfjell demonstrates its innovative capabilities and dedication to a more sustainable shipping sector.