With competition from Asia, it always remains to be seen to what extent orders, including those from European shipowners, can be secured. However, in the coming years, shipbuilders will face a strong replacement demand for the construction of an average of 200 general...
Atradius Dutch State Business (DSB) has secured an investment loan provided by ABN Amro to maritime scale-up Econowind for the development of industrial sails. So-called Ventifoils enable shipowners to reduce emissions, comply with international regulations and save...
Decarbonisation of shipping is one of the greatest maritime challenges and the demand for low carbon solutions is growing. The European research project Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) investigates how wind propulsion technology and, thus, solutions can become...
Wind-assisted ship propulsion seems to be gaining momentum. 2021 has kicked off with Norsepower installing its first tiltable Rotor Sail on a ro/ro vessel and Boomsma’s Frisian Sea sailing off with two eConowind VentiFoils. In addition, DNV GL gave its Approval...
Boomsma Shipping has contracted eConowind to install two of their wind-assist VentiFoil units on one of Boomsma’s vessels. New with these units is the Flatrack from which they unfold and which offers the flexibility of a container. To comply with corona measures, the...
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