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

SMM WASP conference

01 September 2022

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our WASP conference at SMM 2022 in Hamburg on Wednesday, 07 September.
There is a great line up of sp…

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Helping an industry to set sail

13 July 2022

PRESS RELEASE Gothenburg 7th July 2022

In response to rapidly growing demand, SSPA expands its services in maritime wind propulsion and introduces …

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Econowind receives fleet order for Wind-Assist installations from Vertom

26 May 2022

Groningen, The Netherlands. May 20, 2022: Netherlands-based Econowind and Vertom today announced their collaboration to install wind-assist VentiFo…

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Scandlines turns down diesel engines, turns up wind power and reduces CO2 emissions once again

17 May 2022

Press release

17 May 2022

With the aim of becoming emission-free by 2040, Scandlines is setting itself higher targets than the Paris Agreemen…

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EU Windships Project Sea Trial Results to be Unveiled at ‘Wind Technologies for Cleaner Shipping’ Event

29 April 2022

Press release 

Copenhagen, 29 April 2022

An EU-Interreg North Sea Region project ‘WASP: Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion’ event will gather ind…

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