Project outline

Work Package 1: Project Management

Work Package Leader: Netherlands Maritime Technology Foundation    


Project management will be carried out both at a strategic and operational level. The lead beneficiary has the overall responsibility for the project. It establish and enables an effective and efficient project management framework ensuring project objectives are achieved in time, cost & available resources and in compliance with the programme rules. The lead beneficiary works closely with all project beneficiaries, especially the Work Package Leaders

Work Package 2: Communication Activities

Work Package Leader: International Windship Association                


All partners will be involved in and contribute to the WASP communications activities. The Work Package Leader develops the clear and concise project messaging and general communication strategy. It coordinates this messaging, strategy and dissemination on the diverse communication means (website, social media, newsletters), events, conferences, webinars, etc.) to create and raise market awareness of the potentialities of WPT to both save fuel and reduce emissions and promote the WASP project, its objectives, results for market adoption and market uptake of validated proven Wind Propulsion Technology in the near future.


Work Package 3: Engineering of Wind Propulsion Technologies

Work Package Leader: Catholic University Leuven


This Work Package involves the tasks of preparation of WASP participating vessels for operation with Wind Propulsion Technology (WPT) and research on the potential implications of using WPT via simulation studies. Hence, objective of this Work Package is to prepare the WASP participating ship owners for the installation and operation of WPTs and understanding the underlying technologies to increase the possible advantages of WPTs via simulation studies.

Work Package 4: Policy and viable business

Work Package Leader: Kühne Logistics University                                   


Work Package 4 deals with regulatory and business-related issues that are often major barriers to the uptake of new technologies. It examines the Wind Propulsion Technologies (WPT) implications on the business case for a specific shipping segment and how alternative business models would fit better with this technology, offering to the adopter a competitive advantage. Also, a regulatory review is carried out as emission regulatory enforcement can drive the technological uptake.

Work Package 5: Operation of Wind Propulsion Technologies and performance measuring

Work Package Leader: SSPA



The purpose of this Work Package is to demonstrate the usability of WPT on vessels, to develop methods and third-party performance indicators for independent evaluation of Wind Propulsion Technologies (WPT) in general and assessing the performance of a number of WPTs with these indicators. By testing and assessing several WPTs in real life, on different vessel types and on various routes with the involvement of the ship owners, knowledge and experience is expected to be gathered from the demonstrations as a base to understand under what conditions WPT can be beneficial or non-beneficial and in which circumstances.