WASP impact widens

15 October 2021 - Published by Jacqueline Brouwer

On the way to emission-free ferries: Following the successful installation of the Norsepower Oy Ltd Rotor Sail on the hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen in 2020, and a year of demonstrated results, Scandlines has prepared the sister ferry M/V Berlin for its own Rotor Sail installation. The hybrid ferry, M/V Berlin, also operates on the Rostock-Gedser route but, unlike M/V Copenhagen, is flagged by Germany.


“We expected the M/V Copenhagen rotor sail to provide a 4 – 5% CO2 reduction. That expectation has been met, so we have now taken the next step and prepared the sister ferry M/V Berlin for installation,” Michael Guldmann Petersen, Scandlines’ COO, commented.

The route is perfectly located to meet the requirement that gives the greatest benefit of the Rotor Sail for propulsion, namely that the wind must be perpendicular to the sail.
The preparation for the Rotor Sail includes building a steel foundation on the ferry, on which the Rotor Sail will be fixed. The initial work took place when the M/V Berlin was on a
planned yard stay at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard S.A. in Poland at the end of May. The installation of the Rotor Sail itself is scheduled for 2022.
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Read more about Scandlines’ green agenda: https://lnkd.in/eSbsdJR9