August 20, 2020

The EU Green Deal aims to lower pollution and carbon levels across Europe. End of May saw the installation of a new Norsepower Rotor Sail on the Scandlines hybrid ferry COPENHAGEN, operating on the Rostock-Gedser route.

The installation was undertaken as part of the EU-funded Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project that was launched in late 2019. It has the aim to install five wind assisted propulsion units on a series of different vessels operating in the North Sea and Baltic Sea to test, validate and help facilitate the uptake off wind-assisted propulsion technologies.

These systems are expected to deliver between 4 – 5% fuel savings – corresponding to the same amount of CO2 – in average, and more than 20% in optimal wind conditions.