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 awards will be hosted. You can still cast your vote …

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Boomsma Shipping installs and sails off with two eConowind Flatrack VentiFoils

21 January 2021

21 January, 2021, Sneek, Netherlands

Some eight months after signing the contract COVID-style, Boomsma Shipping has now installed its first two eConowind VentiFoil wind-assisted propulsion units. E…

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Seminar: Wind Assisted Propulsion Challenges and Perspectives

11 January 2021

"Sooner or later, everything old is new again." - Stephen King, The Colorado Kid

For centuries world commerce was dominated by vessels propelled with wind energy. By the late 1800s, the rise of t…

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Drone footage of the wind rotor from Eco-Flettner, which will be installed on MV Annika Braren

05 January 2021

Drone footage of the wind rotor from Eco-Flettner, which will be installed on the 86-meter-long multi-purpose freighter MS Annika Braren (part of Rörd Braren it's fleet) in Q1 2021, making the vessel…

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Come along on a wind-assist ride aboard Van Dam Shipping's MV Ankie and the newly installed ventifoil system from eConowind

05 January 2021

The 3,600 DWT general cargo vessel MV Ankie, made its first voyage with the two wings installed, sailing for Wagenborg from Delfzijl to Hamburg, onwards to Norway and back to Rotterdam. With this aux…

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Enkhuizen Nautical College Sets Course for Wind-Assisted Ship Propulsion and Sustainable Shipping

01 December 2020

Enkhuizen, 30 November 2020

The ‘Enkhuizen Nautical College’, founded in 1978, is the only nautical college in Europe where the focus lies on teaching students to navigate vessels under sail. Regul…

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Publication in the Naval Architect magazine: Rotor sails: putting a new spin on shipping?

20 November 2020

11 November 2020  

In early March, an interview study with shipowners, technology providers and the crew of a rotor ship was performed to investigate the impact of wind propulsion on operations and…

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The Winds of Decarbonisation are Strengthening: Tharsis Sea-River Shipping, signs contract with eConowind and NG shipyard for new Wind-Assist Installation

05 November 2020

05 November 2020  Delfzijl, Netherlands

Even with the current restrictions and challenges that face the shipping industry with the pandemic and the latest low oil prices, wind-assisted propulsion s…

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