Oceanbird’s Wing Sail Earns Crucial DNV Approval

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In a significant stride toward reducing emissions in the maritime sector, Oceanbird’s innovative Wing 560 sail has achieved an essential milestone—Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV, the leading classification society. The Oceanbird source.

  • Oceanbird’s Wing 560 sail, designed for emissions reduction in shipping, receives Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV, marking a vital step towards sustainability.
  • DNV’s thorough evaluation confirms the feasibility and safety of Oceanbird’s wind-assisted propulsion system, supporting their mission to enhance maritime efficiency.
  • The partnership between Oceanbird and DNV demonstrates a collective commitment to decarbonization in the maritime industry, with plans for Type Approval and prototype assembly on the horizon.

Advancing Emissions Reduction

Oceanbird’s Wing 560 sail has achieved an Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV, a significant step in Oceanbird’s mission to reduce emissions in the shipping industry. This milestone underscores their commitment to sustainability.

Safety-First Approach

Prior to receiving AiP, Oceanbird engaged in discussions with DNV, even before the concept of Oceanbird existed. Their sail design, which includes a safety feature allowing the sail to tilt in high winds, received DNV’s support for its safety philosophy. The design moves from vision to reality with plans for assembling full-scale wing prototypes.

Thorough Evaluation for Feasibility

DNV conducted a comprehensive evaluation of Oceanbird’s wind-assisted propulsion system (WAPS), focusing on how the wing handles extreme conditions, system redundancies, control systems, foundation, machinery, and electrical components. The AiP confirms the feasibility of Oceanbird’s design and its potential to enhance maritime efficiency.

Collaborative Efforts

Partnerships like the one between Oceanbird and DNV play a crucial role in driving the maritime industry towards decarbonization. Both parties are committed to fostering innovation and sustainability, with safety as a top priority. The next steps involve Type Approval and prototype assembly to further advance this groundbreaking concept.

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