Provides wings for a shipping revolution

Armada of windships

Oceanbird webcast - live from ABBA Arena

Oceanbird has two tracks to a shipping revolution: reducing a lot on a few and even more from a lot! This webcast focuses on the second track: wing sails on existing vessels.

Wind power solutions for shipping

Innovative Swedish technology makes it possible to power even the largest vessels by wind. Wallenius and Alfa Laval have joined forces to supply wind power solutions – both wind assisted and wind propulsion – to the shipping industry. The stiff wing sails resembles air plane wings rather then the tall ships from the past. It is a robust solution with high efficiency.

The first vessel with a full-scale wing sail prototype will be sailing in 2024. Our aim is to sail the first vessel with a full set of Oceanbird wing sails in 2026.

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Key figures

1920 tons CO2

saved every year with only one Oceanbird wingsail on existing vessel, on ocean-going routes.

40 metres height above deck

but still the same performance as previous wing design

7,000 cars

can be carried in the cargo hold of the first vessel from the Oceanbird concept


will the first vessel from the Oceanbird concept sail across the oceans

The future started long ago

Thousands of years have passed since we learnt to harness the wind so that ships could travel faster and further. Oceanbird is about revolutionizing technology that will put an end to the era of fossil-driven cargo ships in maritime transport.

And history is being made right now

Oceanbird is a result of over a decade of determination, pioneering spirit and successful partnerships. From the early sketches to forming a new company. This is our story – so far.