Preparing the Crew to Sail with Wind

Sweden – Using large wing sails on commercial ships is an effective technical alternative to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping. The design of wind-powered ships requires new solutions at various […]

Full Speed Ahead in Sweden

As the first big parts of the full-scale wing prototype have arrived in Landskrona, Sweden, it is full speed ahead for project partner Oceanbird. With the assembly underway, this clearly marks a shift from the design phase to realization.

Summarizing 2023: How far have we come? 

In the pursuit of revolutionizing maritime transportation, Orcelle Horizon has embarked on an ambitious journey with a clear vision: the development of the world’s first wind-powered pure truck carrier, the Orcelle Wind. This collaborative effort among 11 European partners, spearheaded by Wallenius Wilhelmsen, aims to transform the industry’s landscape by harnessing wind power to drive sustainability while maximizing efficiency.

Award of Excellence: Orcelle Horizon celebrated by the European Union

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.

Orcelle Horizon Shines at Nor-Shipping!

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.

EU visit highlights Swedish maritime research

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.