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K Line Installs Seawing Kite System To Utilize Natural Energy

Logistic News - Published on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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K Line has decided to install the automated kite system Seawing developed by AIRSEAS, which was spin off from AIRBUS SE, the major aircraft manufacturer, to a large bulk carrier owned by company. Seawing is mounted on the bow of the vessel and is unfolded by simple operation from the bridge under certain conditions of wind power and wind direction, and assists propulsion power of the vessel with utilize wind force effectively.

In the installation of this system, K Line carried out intense assessment Seawing performance and innovative technology for two years under the close cooperation of AIRSEAS, and confirmed that this system can greatly contribute to the reduction of the environmental load associated with the ship's operation. In a case, the bulk carrier can reduce emissions by more than 20%, about 5,200 tons of CO2 annually.

In addition, K Line and AIRSEAS cooperated on further improvement of their solution by utilizing the operation and performance data obtained from the ship operation and performance management system Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions installed in K Line’s fleet vessels.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 11 Jun 2019
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