IINO Kaiun agrees to install Norsepower Rotor SailComments Off on IINO Kaiun agrees to install Norsepower Rotor Sail
IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd.and Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. have agreed to install a Norsepower Rotor Sail (wind propulsion auxiliary device) manufactured by Norsepower Oy Ltd. on the dedicated coal carrier YODOHIME (completed in February 2016).
This is the world’s first use of the Norsepower Rotor Sail on a bulk vessel that is dedicated to coal cargoes, and the installation will take place in Q3 2024.
The Norsepower Rotor Sail (24m high x 4m diameter) is an innovative modernised version of the Flettner rotor. It uses the vessel’s electric power to rotate the cylinder-shaped rotors on the deck. These rotating sails use the wind to generate powerful thrust, resulting in the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by approximately 6-10% in combination with the navigation optimisation system.
This is the second vessel for IINO LINES following a Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) to be equipped with the Norsepower Rotor Sail and the company will continue to actively promote initiatives for clean marine transport services to become carbon neutral in line with the theme set out in the mid-term management plan, “The Adventure to Our Sustainable Future.”
This is the second time that J-POWER has installed a wind propulsion auxiliary system on a dedicated coal carrier. J-POWER will continue to take on the challenge of achieving carbon neutrality as set forth in J-POWER’s “BLUE MISSION 2050” in February 2021.
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