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Windtech International July August 2024 issue

 

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Union Maritime to build long-range tankers with WindWingsUnion Maritime, a tanker owner and operator, plans to build two new long-range tankers with WindWings. The two vessels, currently being built at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) yard in China, will each feature three WindWings, a wind propulsion technology developed by British design and engineering firm Bar Technologies.
 
WindWings have demonstrated their effectiveness in reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, with potential savings of up to 1.5 tonnes of fuel and around 5 tonnes of CO2 per wing per day on typical global routes. WindWings operate in conjunction with a route optimisation system that adjusts the rigid sails based on wind conditions, vessel speed, and course, all without compromising the vessel's speed. The vessels will be delivered in late 2025.
 
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