Norsepower has a strong project pipeline. New deals are closed and delivered continuously – some examples can be found below.
200,000-ton class 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 of the rotor sails is expected in the first half of 2024.
OWNER: IINO Lines
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 Q2 2024. The Norsepower 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.
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.
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.
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 M/V Delphine is currently in commissioning phase. It is 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.
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.