Norsepower is a pioneer and market-leader of the Flettner Rotor technology, and has been the most active player on the global market in R&D and patenting

Norsepower continues to develop its Rotor Sail Solution technology to deliver further optimisations, including increased fuel savings potential and reduced carbon emissions.

  • All innovations which have enabled the efficient and reliable operations of Norsepower’s Rotor Sails have been patent-protected
  • Norsepower continuously monitors the development of Rotor Sail intellectual property rights (IPR) and protects its patent rights accordingly
  • Norsepower currently has 59 active published patents, which are listed in the table on the right.

Our mission is to reduce the environmental impact of shipping through the commercialisation of innovative and modern sail power


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.