What is the Oceanbird concept?
Oceanbird is a concept for wind-powered vessels. The concept, including wing sails, special designed hull and speed/route recommendations, showed that it is possible to reduce emissions from vessels by up to 90 percent compared with conventional vessels.
The Oceanbird concept was developed in a research project between Wallenius Marine, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and SSPA, with support from the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket). It is a technically challenging concept where the rigging and hull work together as a single unit to harness the wind in the most efficient way possible. It is a mix of aeronautic and shipbuilding technology. Performance and safety was evaluated using a combination of computer simulations and physical experiments.
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The company is named after this revolutionary concept. AlfaWall Oceanbird will supply wing rigs for ocean-going ships, new buildings but also retro-fits. Depending on the ship type, size, speed, route etc the wing rigs will have the ability to generate the entire propulsion power for needed but it could also be used as a compliment to other propulsion systems.