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Scandlines Installs Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution on Board Hybrid Ferry

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 19 Aug 2019

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Ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement with Norsepower Oy Ltd, leading clean technology and engineering company pioneering modern wind propulsion technology, to install Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution on board the M/V Copenhagen, a hybrid passenger ferry. Operating between Rostock in Germany and Gedserin Denmark, the M/V Copenhagen belongs to the world’s largest fleet of hybrid ferries, which combines diesel and battery power. Since 2013, Scandlines has invested more than EUR 300 million in building and retrofitting ferries from conventional diesel-driven to hybrid ferries.

With the addition of Norsepower’s technology, the vessel will further reduce its emissions. The Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution is a modernised version of the Flettner rotor –a spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to harness wind power to thrust a ship. It is the first data-verified and commercially operational auxiliary wind propulsion technology for the global maritime industry. When wind conditions are favourable, it enables the electric propulsion thrusters and center propel to be throttled back, reducing emissions –while providing the power needed to maintain speed and voyage time. Because it generates supplementary thrust from wind, the solution is compatible with all other emissions saving technologies.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Mon, 19 Aug 2019
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