Welcome to the project website of WASP: Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion, funded by the Interreg North Sea Region Programme.

The WASP (Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion) project, funded by the Interreg North Sea Europe programme, part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to the tune of €5.4 million.

The project brings together universities, wind-assist technology providers with ship owners to research, trial and validate the operational performance of a selection of wind propulsion solutions on five vessels thus enabling wind propulsion technology market penetration and contributing to a greener North Sea transport system through harvesting the regions abundant wind potential.

This fully aligns with the wider programmes’ objective of promoting the development and adoption of products, services and processes to accelerate the greening of the North Sea Region.          

The WASP project has the following objectives: 

  • Wind Propulsion Technology proven concepts lead to greening of NSR sea transport
  • Identify the viable business cases for (hybrid) wind propulsion technologies
  • Facilitate a level playing field for WPT with policy instruments

The following project results are envisaged: 



Latest Project News

Green4Sea 2021 virtual awards: WASP shortlisted nominee

23 February 2021

The WASP project is nominated for the Initiative Award of the GREEN4SEA 2021 virtual awards.


Wednesday 14th April 2021 the GREEN4SEA virtual aw…

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Boomsma Shipping installs and sails off with two eConowind Flatrack VentiFoils

21 January 2021

21 January, 2021, Sneek, Netherlands

Some eight months after signing the contract COVID-style, Boomsma Shipping has now installed its first two eCo…

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Seminar: Wind Assisted Propulsion Challenges and Perspectives

11 January 2021

"Sooner or later, everything old is new again." - Stephen King, The Colorado Kid

For centuries world commerce was dominated by vessels propelled …

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Drone footage of the wind rotor from Eco-Flettner, which will be installed on MV Annika Braren

05 January 2021

Drone footage of the wind rotor from Eco-Flettner, which will be installed on the 86-meter-long multi-purpose freighter MS Annika Braren (part of Rör…

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