The first wing sail from Oceanbird, Wing 560, has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from classification society DNV. According to Niclas Dahl, Managing Director Oceanbird, it is one of the first stiff wing sails that will tilt in hard winds as a safety feature. The...
In a next step towards realising the wind-powered vessel concept Oceanbird, a prototype of its Wing is currently undergoing tests in a wind tunnel. Later this year, there will be land-based testing of a full-scale version of the rig before retrofitting a vessel with...
Wallenius Wilhelmsen and project partners have secured a Horizon Europe funding totalling EUR 9 million to support building a RoRo sailing vessel of the Oceanbird type. Over the next five years, all aspects of planning, building, and operating a wind-powered vessel,...
Building on the Oceanbird concept developed by Wallenius Marine, Wallenius Wilhelmsen is currently taking the concept forward and creating the detailed design of the vessel’s features. Knud E. Hansen has now joined the project as naval architects. The Swedish,...
The engineers at Oceanbird have made changes to their low-emission car carrier concept’s wing design. It is now half the size, but shows the same performance as the previous design. And instead of a telescopic solution to allow the vessel to pass under bridges...
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