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Maritime Port & Ship Security
Blowin’ in the Wind: Five Misconceptions of Wind Propulsion on Ships
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IMO, serious talk and research is being pulsion systems are automated, turnkey stalling a wind propulsion system is more sub-stantial rigs, there are variable paid to alternative technologies such as solutions that are optimized through not inherently costly, and the costs of costs and returns. wind propulsion. As shipowners warily eye 2050 and the recent mandate to re- duce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by that date, it is commonly agreed that the technology to do so does not ex- ist today. According to the IWSA there has been a signi? cant trend developing around wind propulsion technologies over the last 12 months, driven by big numbers surrounding potential fuel sav- ings: 10 to 30% fuel savings for retro? t installations and up to 50% in fuel sav- ®
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Norsepower’s Rotorsails having re- cently been ? tted to the Viking Grace and two 30m rotors on the 109,000dwt
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