MOL announced an agreement with Vale International S to conduct a joint study on the installation of a wind propulsion system called “Rotor Sail” (Fig.1) on a 200,000-ton class in-service bulk carrier.
MOL, MOL Drybulk, Oshima Shipbuilding, and Iknow Machinery have reached an agreement on joint R&D of the “Iknow Delta Sail Crane”, a sail that can be mounted on ships’ cargo handling cranes and similar equipment to boost propulsion force.
With an aim to radically reduce the marine industry’s carbon footprint and overall emissions, Alfa Laval and Wallenius have announced their intent to form a new 50/50 joint venture.
The Wing Sail Mobility (WISAMO) project is an automated, telescopic, inflatable wing sail system that can be fitted on both merchant ships and pleasure craft.
BAR Technologies and Yara Marine Technologies reach exclusive agreement to design and implement wind-assisted propulsion for the global shipping industry.
DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, has awarded AYRO an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its Oceanwings 3.6.3 wind assisted propulsion system for ships.
MOL has reached a coal transport deal with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc., using a coal carrier equipped with a hard sail wind power propulsion system, also known as the “Wind Challenger*.”
MOL announced that it has joined a wide-ranging corporate-academic partnership in a zero-emission initiative called the “Wind Hunter Project,” seeking new applications for hydrogen fuel and wind power.
A new report from the ICS has laid bare the scale of the industry’s decarbonisation challenge. It also sets the scene for governments to back an industry proposal to form a global $5bn R&D fund to de-risk future investment.
Cargill and BAR Technologies have embarked on a strategic project with naval architect Deltamarin Finland to bring cutting edge wind propulsion technology to commercial shipping.