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

Dutch Article in NMT Magazine (summer 2020): Het gaat het WASP-project voor de wind

15 September 2020

Dutch article in the  

NMT magazine is the association magazine of and for companies in the maritime manufacturing indus…

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Ferry Operator & Passengers are Moved by the Wind

07 September 2020

Press release 19 August 2020

Ferry Operator & Passengers are Moved by the Wind

Passengers aboard the Scandlines ferry, the MV Copenhagen …

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Newsletter - June 2020

12 June 2020

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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.


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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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