Transportation

Wind Power Improves Fuel Efficiency for Long-haul Shipping

The Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution is a modernised version of the Flettner rotor – a spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to harness wind power to propel a ship. When wind conditions are favourable, Norsepower Rotor Sails allow the main engines to be throttled back, saving fuel and reducing emissions while providing the power needed to maintain speed and voyage time. Rotor sails can be used with new vessels or retrofitted on existing ships. Based on independently verified results, the technology provides potential fuel savings of up to 20%, cutting ship operators’ costs substantially.

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This solution was featured in Sustainable Shipping market of the 2018 Global Opportunity Report, and was selected based on the criteria of that report. 

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