WindShip Offers Fuel Savings
Advertise Here
Trending Topics:
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ship Equipment
Ship Maintenance
Ship Systems
Worldwide Metric
Freeman Marine
Neptune Group

Home Page
About MarineTalk
Buyer's Guide
World InfoDesk
Discussion Forums
Advisory Board
Advertising Information
Submit Company Listing
Edit Company Listing
Site Map
MarineTalk Site Search:
Featured Companies

Santa Barbara City College Marine Diving
Marine Technician Training. Customized short- term modular training for business and marine industries. AS degree and certificate programs in Marine diving technology. Courses in all aspects of Commercial Diving, ROV and supporting technologies.
    USA California

VDMA - Marine and Offshore Equipment Industries is a special division of the well-known non-profit organization VDMA (German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers Association) with member companies from a variety of sectors.

Chamber of Shipping of Israel
The Israeli Chamber of Shipping represent most of the Israeli Shipping agencies and Israeli Shipping companies operating in the Israeli ports.

The Engineering Council
The Engineering Council is the leading body for the engineering profession. In partnership with engineering institutions, the Council is responsible for regulating and promoting the profession in order to maintain a world class engineering force.
    United Kingdom

WindShip Offers Fuel Savings


WindShip Offers Fuel Savings

Fuel-saving of 50% possible with modern WindShips. A new efficient rig design, combined with an especially developed underwater hull, promises to cut the fuel consumption by half on selected ocean routes. This is the message from a newly held seminar in Copenhagen where Knud E. Hansen, Naval Architects and Marine Engineers presented their study "Modern WindShips, Phase 2.

In 1995 the Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy granted funding for Knud E. Hansen A/S to investigate the feasibility of adding sail assisted power to propel commercial ships. In the Phase 1, which was finished in November 1996, a broad background of various projects from the last 30 years, involving sailing and sail assisted ships, were investigated. The study envisaged a new type of sailing vessel named "Modern WindShip" with a length of about 200 m and a dead weight of 50.000 tonnes. The proposed WindShip was compared to conventional ships, and it was concluded that in spite of significant fuel savings an increased overall transportation cost of approx. 10% resulted.

The Phase 2 resulted in a new innovative rig design, with complete mechanical layout and a new underwater hull, specifically designed for the dual propulsion using both wind and diesel power. An economical feasibility study confirmed that the 10% higher freight rate was necessary for the WindShip. This stems from the fact that the construction and running costs are slightly higher for the WindShip at the present stage. There are reasons to believe that further technical simplification and optimisation will reduce the price gap between conventional and wind assisted ships.

On routes with reasonable weather wind conditions, like in the Atlantic Ocean, fuel savings of about 27% can be obtained. On routes where the superior internal volume capacity of the WindShip can be properly utilised, fuel savings of 50% are possible. This corresponds to an annual fuel saving of approximately4800 tonnes, having large beneficial effects on the environment by reducing harmful emissions of CO2, SOx and NOx.

Knud E. Hansen, Mr. Martin Rosander

About the Company

You may also like:
Trending Technology, World Shipping & Maritime News

Latest Marine News and Technology Articles | Maritime 2015 Buyer's Guide


E-mail:  Contact Us

Copyright 1998 - 2015 MarineTalk
Division of Link Internet Business Solutions
All rights reserved.

The reproduction, retrieval, copying or transmission of this Web site content,
in whole or in part, is not permitted without the express permission of
MarineTalk .