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Bulk carriers

Bulk carriers are very well suited for Norsepower Rotor Sails™. This is due to open deck space and – if needed – innovative tilting foundation design by Norsepower Rotor Sails. The tilting foundation enables easy and fast cargo operations.

VLOC Sea Zhoushan


OWNER: Pan Ocean Ship Management


Norsepower was excited to install not only one, but five 24m x 4m Norsepower Rotor Sails™ on board large newbuild bulk carrier Sea Zhoushan in 2021. The vessel, a 340-meter, 325,000 dwt VLOC is the largest ship ever to be outfitted with the fuel-saving and emissions-reducing technology.

To enable efficient cargo operations, the five Norsepower Rotor Sails™ can be tilted between the cargo hatches.

200,000-ton capesize bulk carrier



Two 35m x 5m Norsepower Rotor Sails™ will be retrofitted to a 200,000-ton class bulk carrier. Currently the bulk carrier is employed under a mid–term contract for transportation of iron ore for Vale – an existing Norsepower customer.   With Norsepower Rotor Sails™ and voyage optimisation, the vessel is expected to achieve about 6 – 10% fuel consumption and GHG emissions reductions – enabling significant advancements towards green shipping. The installation is expected in the first half of 2024.

M/V Koryu

OWNER: Nippon Marine


The M/V Koryu, a 53,762 deadweight tonne combination carrier operated by Nippon Marine, delivers copper concentrates from Chile to Japan as well as sulphuric acid from Japan to Chile.   One 35m x 5m Norsepower Rotor Sail™ with tilting foundation will be installed – and it is expected to make M/V Koryu the cleanest vessel in its category when measured for GHG emissions intensity. The installation is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.




The Yodohime is a 85022 dwt, 2016 built, Japanese bulk carrier owned by IINO Lines and chartered by J-Power. It will be retrofitted with a 24m x 4m Norsepower Rotor Sail™ making it the first dedicated coal carrier to operate with a rotor sail. The installation is scheduled for Q3 2024. 

This is already the second vessel owned by IINO Lines to be equipped with Norsepower Rotor Sails™.

Dietrich Oldendorff

OWNER: Oldendorff


Dietrich Oldendorff is a bulk carrier, which carries shipments of Teck from the Port of Vancouver.  Three 24m x 4m Norsepower Rotor Sails™ with tilting foundations will be installed.  The installation is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.