A recent news article published in the Knudehansen states that Orcelle Wind: The world’s first wind-powered RoRo vessel.
World’s first wind-powered RoRo
On June 21st 2022 Wallenius Marine and KNUD E. HANSEN signed an agreement that KNUD E. HANSEN will join the project of designing the world’s first wind-powered RoRo vessel, as Naval Architects.
The vessel will:
- use wind as the main form of propulsion
- operate at speeds of 10-12 knots under sail that can be increased with the supplemental power system
- reduce emissions by as much as 90 percent
- have a capacity to carry 7000 cars along with breakbulk and rolling equipment
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