Energy Saving Devices – Page 4

  • ClassNK has given AiP to the design of a hard sail system which converts wind energy to propulsive power Photo: ClassNK
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    ClassNK approves hard sail system design

    2019-10-03T14:39:00Z

    Classification society ClassNK has granted approval in principle (AIP) for the basic design of a hard sail system which converts wind energy to propulsive force with a telescopic hard sail.

  • Mediterranean Shipping Company's (MSC) 399.9m-long, 23,756 TEU MSC Gulsun is the largest container vessel in service. (Picture credit: MSC)
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    A second wind for air lubrication systems

    2019-09-18T03:52:00Z

    MSC’s new 23,700 TEU MSC Gülsün is the latest vessel to be built ready to be fitted with an air lubrication system, amid a resurgence in interest in the technology, writes Nick Savvides.

  • The first commercial installation of Airseas' Seawing power kite is due to be undertaken in 2020 aboard Ville de Bordeaux ro-ro. (Picture copyright: Carsten Feldhusen/ MarineTraffic.com)
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    Pulling power: applying dynamic control to towing kite technology

    2019-09-11T23:20:00Z

    The last few months have seen an upsurge in interest in Seawing, the automated power kite developed by Toulouse-based developer Airseas, even before the product’s commercial launch.

  • ClassNK has released guidelines for wind-assisted propulsion systems Photo: ClassNK
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    ClassNK releases wind propulsion guidelines

    2019-09-04T12:26:00Z

    In response to ever-tightening environmental regulations, classification society ClassNK has released its new guidelines for wind-assisted propulsion systems.

  • Wind farm
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    Europe’s wind capacity up from 2018

    2019-07-31T17:09:00Z

    Europe added 4.9GW of new wind energy capacity in the first half of 2019, according to figures released by WindEurope.

  • ABS and MARIN have launched a project to assess the performance of wind propulsion systems. The project includes Rotor Sail producer, Norsepower (pictured).
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    Wind propulsion project launched

    2019-07-17T15:46:00Z

    ABS and MARIN have launched a joint industry project (JIP) to investigate methods of assessing the performance of wind-assisted shipping propulsion technologies.

  • 'K' Line is trialling the Airseas Seawing Photo: Airseas
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    'K' Line trials flying wing system

    2019-06-10T16:24:00Z

    Japanese transportation company, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (''K'' Line), is installing an automated kite system developed by Airbus company, Airseas, on its large bulk carrier.

  • Norsepower Rotor Sail installed on board the 'Viking Grace' Photo: Norsepower Oy
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    Norsepower’s Rotor Sail delivers fuel savings

    2019-05-16T15:58:00Z

    Independent tests on a Viking Line-owned and operated cruise ferry have showed that Norsepower Oy’s Rotor Sail technology has the potential to deliver LNG fuel savings of around 300 tonnes per year.

  • Norsepower has been awarded class approval from DNV GL for its Rotor Sail propulsion system Photo: Norsepower
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    Norsepower gets class approval for rotor sail

    2019-03-06T11:16:00Z

    Clean technology company, Norsepower Oy, has been awarded the first ever type approval design certificate granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system onboard a commercial ship.

  • Trials on board the 'Fehn Pollux' of the Eco-Flettner propulsion system are said to be going well Photo: EMS-Fehn-Group
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    Flettner investment pays off for Fehn

    2018-12-13T12:11:00Z

    Performance of the Eco-Flettner, a rotor sail propulsion system, is reported to be exceeding expectations.