Norsepower Oy Ltd., the main clear expertise and engineering firm pioneering fashionable auxiliary wind propulsion for the worldwide maritime business, introduced that its progressive Rotor Sail Solution has acquired the first-ever sort approval design certificates granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system onboard a industrial ship.
The sort approval from main ship classification society DNV GL was issued in February 2019 after a design evaluation of Norsepower’s 30-metres by 5-metre Rotor Sail, two of which have been put in onboard the Maersk Pelican LR2 tanker. The landmark certification signifies that vessels working Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution are technically able to safely navigating ‘all operational and environmental conditions’.
Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution is a confirmed, low-maintenance, straightforward to make use of, and dependable fuelsaving expertise, supporting the decarbonisation of the delivery business. It has already been put in on three vessels and has achieved over 35,000 hours in operation, saving greater than four,500 tonnes of CO2 within the course of. The answer has delivered independently verified gasoline financial savings with potential of as much as 20%.
Commenting on the kind approval, Norsepower CEO Tuomas Riski mentioned: “We are very proud to be the primary firm to have sort approval granted to an auxiliary wind propulsion system onboard a industrial ship. Having a kind approval design certificates is essential to us. Clearly, it offers shipowners, operators, and charterers with a stage of assurance when investing within the Rotor Sail Solution, however in the long run, it removes yet one more hurdle to the realisation of renewable wind vitality propulsion techniques at a scale that helps delivery’s transformation to a low carbon transport sector.”
Geir Dugstad, Director of Ship Classification and Technical Director at DNV GL, added: “To assist cut back delivery’s environmental influence we are going to want many alternative gasoline and expertise choices, which is why we had been very happy that Norsepower requested us to be a part of this progressive wind propulsion venture.”
To date Norsepower rotor sails have been put in on three vessels – Ro-Ro MV Estraden – cruise ferry Viking Grace and product tanker Maersk Pelican. The firm mentioned that the Rotor Sail System may help saving 5-20% of gasoline. (Source and picture: Norsepower/ Rotor sails put in on Maersk Pelican)
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