Norsepower can confirm that the Maersk Pelican, the world’s first product tanker which was fitted with wind propulsion technology, is now under new ownership.
Commenting on the sale, Tommy Thomassen, Chief Technical Officer at Maersk Tankers, said:
“This vessel was special to us. While the vessel is sold with the technology installed onboard, we will continue to work with relevant parties to enable the use of wind propulsion technology onboard product tankers, just as we will continue to capitalise on existing and new fuel-saving solutions to help owners optimise vessel performance and cut CO2 emissions.”
Tuomas Riski, CEO at Norsepower, added:
“The installation of Rotor Sails onboard Timberwolf (ex-Maersk Pelican) has been ground-breaking for demonstrating the power of wind propulsion. The two Rotor Sails underwent testing and data analysis and Lloyd’s Register provided independent analysis which confirmed fuel and emissions savings of 8.2% during the first year of operation. We look forward to continuing our co-operation with all involved parties.”
For more information on the initial Maersk Pelican project, click here.