ABS publishes wind-assisted propulsion guide

The newly-published ABS Guide to Wind-Assisted Propulsion System Installation provides class safety standards for the installation of wind-assisted systems. It is applicable to two leading wind-assisted propulsion technologies: Flettner rotors and wing

Wärtsilä and Norsepower in service cooperation agreement

Wärtsilä and Finnish rotor sail specialist Norsepower have signed a service cooperation agreement. This will enable Norsepower to order service work from Wärtsilä, while Wärtsilä can pursue and sell Norsepower rotor sail

Scandlines to add rotor sail to hybrid ferry

Hamburg, Germany, headquartered ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement with Finnish rotor sail pioneer Norsepower Oy Ltd, to install Norsepower’s rotor sail solution on board the M/V Copenhagen, a hybrid passenger

Tests on Viking Grace confirm rotor sail’s fuel saving potential

Finland’s Norsepower Oy Ltd. reports that the rotor sail installed on the Viking Line cruise ferry Viking Grace has the potential to deliver annual savings of around 300 tonnes of LNG fuel.

Norsepower notches up first-ever auxiliary wind certification

Helsinki, Finland, headquartered Norsepower Oy Ltd. reports that its Rotor Sail Solution has received the first-ever type approval design certificate granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system onboard a commercial ship. The

Maersk product tanker retrofitted with world’s largest rotor sails

AUGUST 30, 2018 — Maersk Pelican, a Maersk Tankers Long Range 2 (LR2) product tanker vessel has been fitted with two 30 m tall by 5 m diameter Norsepower rotor sails in

LR approves rotor sail installation on Viking Grace

APRIL 30, 2018 — Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) says that installation of a rotor sail on the LNG-fueled ferry Viking Grace (see earlier story) was carried out with LR approval of

Viking Grace now first passenger ship equipped with rotor sail

APRIL 11, 2018 — Finnish operator Viking Line’s LNG fueled cruise ferry Viking Grace has become even more environmentally friendly: she is now the first passenger ship in the world equipped with

Ro-Pax of the future to have rotor sails?

MAY 22, 2015 — Will the “Ro-Pax of the Future” have rotor sails? It looks like it from a teaser image released by Finland’s Deltmarin which will reveal details of the design

Bore trials Rotor Sail on a RO/RO

NOVEMBER 30, 2014 — Finland’s Bore Shipping has started sea trials of a rotor sail auxiliary wind propulsion system on its 9,700 dwt RO/RO cargo vessel M/V Estraden. Developed by Finnish marine