The Oceanbird concept?
Oceanbird is about revolutionizing technology that will put an end to the era of fossil-driven cargo ships in maritime transport. Even though the main energy force comes from wind, the Oceanbird wing riggs have more in common with airplane wings than traditional sails. Therefore, aerodynamics are important in developing the concept.
The complete Oceanbird concept includes wing rigs, as well as a special designed hull and recommendations regarding speed and routes. Extensive simulations and model testing at sea and in water tanks, have proven that it is possible to reduce emissions from a vessel with 90%. Even vessels that don’t use the complete concept, will have a significant reduction.