Wind technologies for cleaner shipping

05 April 2022 - Published by Jacqueline Brouwer

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WASP Event: Wind technologies for cleaner shipping

Green electro-fuels are needed to achieve zero carbon shipping. However, green fuels are expected to be significantly more expensive than fuel oil per energy equivalent. Hence, fuel savings and wind assisted ship propulsion - offering free non-polluting energy delivered directly to the ship at sea - will become financially attractive as part of the green transition. The EU Interreg project WASP: Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (https://northsearegion.eu/wasp/) installed several wind technologies on large commercial ships and conducted third-party validation to document fuel savings. For the first time these results will be shared and we will discuss if/how to promote wind technologies.


Date/Time:    May 10th from 10.00-16.00 CET (registration, coffee and networking from 9.30).

Venue:            Danish Shipping, Amaliegade 33, Copenhagen, Denmark (web-participation possible).

Registration: By email to WASP2022@outlook.dk (participation in person or web-participation)



09.30-10.00:   Arrival, registration, coffee and networking.

10.00-10.15:   Welcome  

Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director, Danish Shipping

 10.15-10.30:   Urgent need to reduce fuel consumption

 Kare Press-Kristensen, Senior Advisor, Green Transition Denmark

 10.30-11.00:    Flettner rotors - state of technology and potentials

Tuomas Riski, CEO & partner, Norsepower

 11.00-11.30:   Suction wings - state of technology and potentials

Frank Nieuwenhuis, CEO, eConowind

11.30-12.00:   Demonstration of fuel saving potential

                         with WASP sea trials

Dr Frederik Gerhardt, Senior Specialist Aerodynamics Manoeuvring & Seakeeping, SSPA


12.00-13.00:   Lunch and coffee


13.00-13.30:    Wind technologies for shipping and the WASP-project

Gavin Allwright, Secretary General, International Windship Association

13.30-14.30:   Real-life experiences with wind technologies

Jan van Dam, owner, Van Dam Shipping (tbc)

Marko Möller, manager special projects, Scandlines

Anna Braren, Managing Director, Rörd Braren (tbc)

14.30-15.00:   Discussion: Should/Could politicians promote wind technologies? How?

 15.00-16.00:    Reception: Soft drinks, wine and networking