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

WASP - Newsletter, Final results

31 May 2023

May 2023

Very proud to present our last WASP Newsletter, including news about the market uptake for WASP, the final project results and more.


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New WASP webinar available: final results

24 May 2023

Today, we published our last WASP webinar-video. The webinar was held at the 26th of April 2023. 


Go have a look at our "webinars and events pa…

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ONE orders two containerized units from Econowind for wind-assist propulsion

20 April 2023

April, 18th 

Great to see one of our technology providers,  installing another two units, but this time on a feeder container vess…

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Wind pioneers become Ambassadors

05 April 2023

Making shipping more sustainable is high on the agenda of shipping companies, shippers and policymakers. The IMO is developing international regulat…

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WASP Final Conference

08 February 2023



The maritime industry is at a crossroads, with increasing pressure to reduce its carbon footprint and become more sustainable. To address t…

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