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.

Camellia Dream



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 second quarter of 2024.




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 2024.

M/V Cemcommander

OWNER: Baltrader


The newest cement carrier of the fleet owned by Baltrader Capital GmbH & Co. KG, will be retrofitted with one 24m x 4m  Norsepower Rotor Sail™. The sail will be delivered in summer 2024 from Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. The installation of the Norsepower Rotor Sail™ is supported by the funding Directive “Sustainable Modernisation of Coastal Vessels” (NaMKü) of the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport. This Directive supports measures to improve the energy efficiency of coastal vessels.