Wind-powered ships used to be a thing of the past. During the 2023 SNAME Maritime Convention, we explained how that is simply not the case anymore.
On September 26-27, the Waterborne Days took place in Brussels. This interactive conference brought together the European waterborne transport community to showcase the success of research projects co-funded by the European Union and to celebrate their contribution to the future of waterborne transport. Selected by an expert panel, the Orcelle Horizon project took home an Award of Excellence.
As the maritime industry gathered at Nor-Shipping last week, several project partners were present to make some waves. With over 30,000 attendees, the fair provided a perfect platform for Orcelle Horizon to showcase its vision for a greener shipping industry.
A visit to project partner RISE’s test facilities from the Council of the European Union highlights the urgent need to reduce climate gas emissions from ships – and how Swedish research can contribute. The visitors were invited to observe a laboratory demonstration of a future wind-powered RoRo vessel.
By the end of 2023, project partner Oceanbird will start to assembly the land-based prototype at the Swedish shipyard Oresund DryDocks. It will be a full-scale, 40-meter-high wing sail placed […]
Wallenius Wilhelmsen and project partners have secured a Horizon Europe funding totalling EUR 9m to support building a RoRo sailing vessel. Over the next five years, all aspects of planning, building, and operating a wind-powered vessel, the Orcelle Wind, will be done.