ONE Feeder Ship To Get 2 Suction Sails

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Japanese liner Ocean Network Express (ONE) has decided to install two containerised wind assist units on one of its operated feeder ships before the end of 2023, reports Splash247.

The 143 m long, 1,036 teu capacity Kalamazoo is owned by Singapore-based Norse and the wind assist systems will be supplied by the Netherlands-based company, Econowind with its VentoFoil suction systems, which are able to generate thrust to save up to 400 kW of engine power.

Installation of wind assist units

Frank Nieuwenhuis, CEO of Econowind, said “We are delighted to add ONE to our customer base as the first Asian partner, making a big step in making shipping more sustainable. The more installations we can retrofit, the more data we can attain and learn from. This provides us with solid proof of how wind assisted ship propulsion is reducing emissions per nautical mile and with vessels improving their EEXI / EEDI. This also serves as a justification for the investment; the costs of systems can be covered by the savings generated.”

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Source: Splash247