Cargo ship Pyxis Ocean, retrofitted with the ground-breaking BAR Tech WindWings technology by Yara Marine, Cargill and BAR Technologies has set sail, testing revolutionary wind propulsion technology.
s Cargill informs, Mitsubishi Corporation’s Pyxis Ocean, chartered by Cargill, is the first vessel to be retrofitted with two WindWings, which are large wing sails measuring up to 37,5 meters in height that can be fitted to the deck of cargo ships to harness the power of wind.
A technology like WindWings doesn’t come without risk, and as an industry leader – in partnership with visionary shipowner Mitsubishi Corporation – we are not afraid to invest
… said Jan Dieleman, President of Cargill’s Ocean transportation business
Produced by industrialization partner Yara Marine Technologies, according to the companies, the wings are expected to generate average fuel savings of up to 30% on new build vessels, which could be even higher if used in combination with alternative fuels.
The installation of the wings took place at the COSCO shipyard in China and the Pyxis Ocean is now on the water, conducting her maiden voyage.
Today is the culmination of years of pioneering research, where we’ve invested in our unique wind sail technology and sought out a skilled industrialization partner in Yara Marine Technologies, in order to provide vessel owners and operators with an opportunity to realize these efficiencies
… commented John Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, BAR Technologies.