Armada of windships

Reducing a lot on a few

And even more from a lot

Retrofits on existing vessels

To achieve a shipping revolution, we need to address the 60,000 commercial vessels on sea today. First focus is RoRo (Roll On, Roll Off) but we are also looking into other segments.

Facts /Oceanbird Wing 560

Height: 40 meters (131 feet)

Width: 14 meters (46 feet)

Total sail area: 560 m2 (6028 f2)

Weight: Approx 150 tons

Two segments: Consists of a main sail and a flap, optimizing the aerodynamic forces by creating camber.

Materials: High strength steel and glass fiber. We aim to use as large amount of recycled material as possible and follow the progress of carbon neutral steel production in close cooperation with manufacturers.

Performance: One wing sail on an existing RoRo vessel at normal speed, can reduce fuel consumption from main engine with 7-10 % on favorable oceangoing routes. This means a saving of approx. 675,000 liters of diesel per year, which corresponds to approx. 1920 tonnes of CO2 per year.

Wing installation on existing vessel

How does it work?

This is how a bird´s wing can move a vessel.

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