Wind propulsion for cargo ships is developing a range of wind propelled fast, zero-emission vessels with a standard chassis easily adaptable for different types of cargo’s (containers, light bulk, cars, cement, exploration cruise, liquid hydrogen,..) , and suitable for fabrication in large series. The concept, named PROPELWIND,  is based on a unique combination of in-house, extended shipbuilding expertise, the state-of-the-art technology from ocean sail racing and hydrogen technology already in operation for marine applications.

Reducing the global fleet emissions by 50% before 2050 is a top – priority nowadays for the shipping industry, with many possible solutions being proposed, all at very high costs and with serious concerns about the ability to deliver on time .

PROPELWIND carried out in-depth performance studies since 2008, and got presently a robust technical base (including 2 patents), ready to launch the next, industrial phase.
Basic engineering of a catamaran version has been carried out in 2011 – 2012.
Several applications are being pursued actively for a trimaran version, aiming at a first vessel in operation by 2025.

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