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 at the EU Maritime days 2021

21 May 2021

European Maritime Day 2021 is taking place virtually from Den Helder, The Netherlands on 20 & 21 May. It is co-organised with the City of Den H…

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North Sea Region Adds a New Wind-Assist Rotor Installed Vessel to the Fleet.

03 May 2021

29 April 2021, Kollmar, Elbe, Germany 

During the docking of the MS Annika Braren, part of the Rörd Braren fleet, at the SEC shipyard in Leer, Ge…

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SWZ magazine for maritime professionals, March 2021

31 March 2021

In the SZW magazine for maritime professionals you can find several contributions to WASP and an article featuring the WASP project.


Most of th…

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WASP webinar / WiSP workshop, 22 April 2021

31 March 2021

Interested to find out more about WASP? Want to know about the WASP progress to date?

Register for our WASP webinar and join the WiSP workshop to f…

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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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