ONE opts to install wind-assist units on feeder


Source: Wota Aki

Liner operator Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced that it will install two containerised wind assisted propulsion units on one of the container feeder ships it operates before the end of the year.

The 143m, 1036 TEU capacity Kalamazoo is owned by Singapore-based Norse and the wind assist systems will be supplied by the Netherlands-based company, Econowind. The Ventofoil wings use smart suction systems to optimise thrust, and are expected to be able to save up to 400kW of engine power.

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