About us

Oceanbird is a Swedish company which develop wind propulsion systems to existing and new vessels. A full set of wing sails could be the main propulsion for a ship, but it´s also possible to have one-two wing sails to support the main engine.

Short facts

Office: Headquarter in Stockholm and testing site in Landskrona, Sweden
Employees: 25-35 Naval Architects, PhD´s, Engineers and other specialists
Managing Director: Niclas Dahl (whole Management Team under Contact)
Founded: In December 2021 by Alfa Laval and Wallenius, as a 50/50 joint venture
Awards: Nor-Shipping Ocean Solutions Award 2023, Waterborne Award of Excellence to Orcelle Horizon 2023 and Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2021.

Oceanbird´s Core Values

Pioneering Spirit

We dare to challenge the conventional and break new ground. As pioneers, we empower a revolution.

Natural forces

The power in the wind, in people, in ideas – the natural forces surrounding us all are waiting to be harvested.

Fun & Passion

It´s harder to fly alone – only together can we make a difference. Cooperation and shared passions build our strong team spirit.


Dedicated to high-quality and robustness, to offer the right help on sustainability journeys, to be the best. Dedicated to making change.

Early sketch Oceanbird

How it started

Oceanbird started as a concept for wind-powered shipping, and has evolved into a company for developing the wing sails. However, the partnerships formed during these early years, are still strong and continues in new forms.

Parent companies

Alfa Laval and Wallenius founded Oceanbird with the purpose was to reduce the carbon footprint from the marine industry. From Alfa Laval, we get production experience such as supply chain management and a global service network, and from Wallenius we get knowhow from ship design/newbuilding and vessel operation.
Thanks to our strong parent companies, we can act long-term with quality always top-of-mind.

Alfa Laval

Solutions to key challenges vessel-wide

Alfa Laval, world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, is active in the areas of Energy, Marine, and Food & Water, offering its expertise, products, and service to a wide range of industries in some 100 countries. The company is committed to optimizing processes, creating responsible growth, and driving progress to support customers in achieving their business goals and sustainability targets.

Alfa Laval’s innovative technologies are dedicated to purifying, refining, and reusing materials, promoting more responsible use of natural resources. They contribute to improved energy efficiency and heat recovery, better water treatment, and reduced emissions. Thereby, Alfa Laval is not only accelerating success for its customers, but also for people and the planet. Making the world better, every day.

To Alfa Laval website


Leading the way towards truly sustainable shipping

Wallenius with headquarter in Stockholm, has been a frontrunner in the global shipping industry since 1934. The company offers a complete and sustainable shipping service – from innovative design to ship management. With a long-term perspective and an integrated way of working, operational feedback is used to enhance performance and optimize the design of next generation of vessels.

Wallenius Marine developed the Oceanbird concept in co-operation with KTH Royal Institute of Technology and SSPA in the wPCC (wind Powered Car-Carrier) project, supported by the Swedish Transport Administration. Experts from the public and private sectors and academia worked together with the goal to achieve emission-free shipping. The project was active during 2019-2022, but its partners continue to work together in the EU project Orcelle Horizon.

To Wallenius website

Why partner up?

To embark on such a complicated mission as de-carbonizing shipping, we needed each other.