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 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.

Latest Project News

Norsepower Rotor Sail installation completed on Scandlines ferry in just hours

26 May 2020

26 May 2020

Large 30m tall Rotor Sail, fitted in the port of Rostock overnight, will reduce emissions by an estimated 4-5 percent.

Scandlines, …

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Transportation of the rotor sail for the Scandlines hybrid ferry “Copenhagen”

24 April 2020

The still unassembled rotor sail for the Scandlines hybrid ferry “Copenhagen”, which operates between Rostock (Germany) and Gedser (Denmark), experie…

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Come along on a wind-assist ride aboard Van Dam Shipping's MV Ankie and the newly installed ventifoil system from eConowind

24 April 2020

The 3,600 DWT general cargo vessel MV Ankie, made its first voyage with the two wings installed, sailing for Wagenborg from Delfzijl to Hamburg, onwa…

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Boomsma Shipping eSigns contract with Econowind for latest VentiFoil Installation

01 April 2020

Sneek, The Netherlands. 27 March 2020

Even with the restrictions and challenges that face the shipping industry with the Corona virus pandemic an…

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Key wind-assist propulsion installation starts North Sea operations

26 March 2020

Spijk, The Netherlands, 17 February 2020

During the docking of the MV Ankie of Jan van Dam Shipping in January 2020 at the Royal Niestern Sander s…

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