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Gas Carriers

Gas carriers

Gas carrier ships are equipped with specialized containment systems to store and maintain gases at low temperatures and under high pressure.

Rotor sails can easily be installed on to gas carriers because they already have the available deck space and little impact is made to their cargo operations.

Oceanus Aurora



Oceanus Aurora is a Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) owned by IINO Lines. It is a new vessel – recently delivered from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd in Korea. It will be equipped with two 20m x 4m Norsepower Rotor Sails™️. The units will be installed on board the vessel in Q3 2024.   The rotor sails will reduce the fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions from the vessel by approximately 4% estimated by methodology verified by ClassNK. The saving will help the vessel meet international emissions reduction targets, including the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), and save on rising fuel costs, while also future proofing it against the anticipated carbon pricing.

Three LNG-powered, wind-assisted newbuilt CO₂ carriers

OWNER: Northern Lights JV

The Northen Pioneer, Northen Pathfinder and sister vessel, first-of-its-kind carriers, have been designed by Northern Lights and are being built by China-based Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company. Both are 130-meter-long ships, each with a cargo size of 7,500m³. The vessels will fill up captured and liquefied CO₂ from European emitters and carry it to the Northern Lights receiving terminal in Norway’s Øygarden.   The two liquified CO2 carriers will be equipped with one 28m x 4m Norsepower Rotor Sail™, each. Norsepower estimates that the CO₂ emissions reduction from each vessel is approximately 5%, depending on the route. The Norsepower Rotor Sails™ are being delivered in 2023-2024.