Ongoing projects

Norsepower has a strong project pipeline. New deals are closed and delivered continuously – some examples can be found below.

Alcyone

OWNER: Socatra

  The Alcyone is a 50’000 dwt, 2022 built, French flag tanker - chartered by global energy company TotalEnergies. It transits between South Korea and French Polynesia.   It will be retrofitted with two 35 m x 5 m Norsepower Rotor Sails™️. The units will be delivered in December 2023 from Norsepower’s new production hub in China. Based on existing data and projections, Norsepower estimates that the ship can achieve at least 8% fuel consumption and emission reductions on its route.

M/V Delphine

OWNER: CLdN

  The MV Delphine, a vessel with a cargo capacity of close to 8,000 lane meters, transits between the UK, Ireland and Europe and is the largest short sea Ro-Ro vessel operating in the world today.   With two 35m x 5m Norsepower Rotor Sails™, Norsepower has estimated that the products will achieve a fuel and emission reduction saving of 7–10%, depending on the route. The sails will be installed Q4/2022.

Two LNG-powered, wind-assisted newbuilt CO₂ carriers

OWNER: Northern Lights JV

  The two 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™ will be delivered in Q3/2023.

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 30 m 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.

Our Story

Norsepower was founded in late 2012 with a mission to reduce the environmental impact of shipping by providing efficient, easy to use, and reliable auxiliary wind propulsion for ships through its Rotor Sail Solution technology. The concept of Rotor Sails was first devised by Finnish inventor and architect Sigurd Savonius in the 1920s, concurrently with German engineer Anton Flettner.   Our vision is to set the standard in bringing sails back to ocean transportation, and empower shipping towards reaching the goal of zero carbon emissions.