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

Econowind scales up

21 September 2023

One of our WASP tech-providers Econowind, kickstarted with Interreg NSR funding, is now scaling up. The article below was posted on the NMT website…

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2nd pack of Educational & teaching material on WASP published

17 August 2023

From the WASP project, a second educational and teaching pack is now freely available, featuring the final results of the WASP project. KLU, one of…

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IWSA newsletter features WASP

17 August 2023

IWSA published her newsletter and features the WASP project. You can read all about the progress on the uptake of WASP technologies worldwide in this…

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WASP - Best Practice Manual

20 July 2023

As the final edition to our "output library" the WASP consortium produced its Best Practice Manual (BPM), covering the technology selection, installa…

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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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