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Wind-Powered Ships

Wind propulsion can significantly reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions. With a vast experience of shipping and wind powered ships, RISE facilitates the development of wind-power technology by providing trusted information and world-leading methods, independent guidance and reliable assessments of wind-powered ships.

High fuel prices, the International Maritime Organization’s EEDI and CII, the EU ETS and other GHG reduction measures continue to force ship owners and operators to reduce fuel consumption. Various saving measures, actions, and technologies are being investigated around the world. Among them one that has successfully been used for millennia: Wind.

A specialised team

Our dedicated team for wind-powered ships includes naval architects, aerodynamicists, data analysts, structural engineers, master mariners, and logistics experts.

Experience

We have been involved in a wide range of recent wind propulsion projects. Reference collaboration partners include Vale, Oddjell, Scandlines, Oceanbird, Econowind, Bound4Blue, Wallenius Marine, and Norsepower.

Cutting-edge tools

For the past decade, RISE has been at the forefront of wind propulsion R&D developing the tools and knowledge to support the industry.

Comprehensive range of services

With an extensive toolbox we accompany wind propulsion projects all the way. From making the business case over concept and design stages to sea trials and operation.

We offer

  • Feasibility studies
  • Ship and appendage design support
  • Performance predictions
  • Voyage and routing simulations
  • Seakeeping and manoeuvring simulations
  • 3rd party assessments
  •  Model tests
  • Sea trials and performance monitoring
  • Logistic studies
  • Crew training

We support

  • Yards & designers
  • Ship owners & operators
  • Technology providers
  • Authorities

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Forsknings- och utvecklingsingenjör

+46 73 072 90 26

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