Yet another repeat order – 3rd Norsepower Rotor Sail™ for Northern Lights Joint Venture (Shell, Equinor and TotalEnergies)

Decarbonising energy supply chains 

Norsepower, the global leader in mechanical sails, will support Northern Lights, a joint venture between oil majors Equinor, Shell, and TotalEnergies, on its decarbonisation journey. Built by Dalian Shipbuilding Offshore Co.,Ltd (DSOC), this will be the third vessel ordered by Northern Lights that will be powered by wind propulsion technology.  

The Northern Lights joint venture holds Norway’s inaugural CO₂ storage license on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and it is a key component of the government’s Longship initiative and climate strategy.   

The third Northern Lights 7,500m3 LCO2 carrier will be powered by an LNG dual-fuel engine, in addition to a Norsepower Rotor SailTM to reduce its CO2 footprint.  

This milestone deal marks the collaboration of Norsepower with three industry giants: TotalEnergies, currently ranked as the 21st largest company in the world, Equinor, a Norwegian state-owned multinational energy company and Shell, a renowned global energy corporation.  It underscores our credentials in working with energy companies to help enable them to decarbonise their supply chains across a range of vessel types.  

Looking ahead

Norsepower’s unwavering dominance in the global auxiliary wind propulsion market is propelling the industry toward a future marked by environmentally responsible choices and operational efficiencies. With its considerable sales funnel in the next 12 months, Norsepower is on a trajectory towards delivering its ground-breaking technology to fleets worldwide.     

As of today, 16 units of Norsepower’s product have been successfully installed on seven vessels – with an additional 14 units set to join the green revolution within the coming year. Collectively, Norsepower’s existing clientele operates thousands of ships, and future ambition is firmly locked at fleet-wide deliveries enabling the maritime industry to save fuel – and the planet. 

Norsepower extends its gratitude to its visionary customers collaborating with us to pioneer the adoption of sustainable shipping practices and ushering in a new era for the industry. As the market for clean technology and wind propulsion solutions continues to grow, Norsepower is poised to lead the way with proven, third-party verified savings.  

Stay tuned for more exciting news on how we’re continuously lowering barriers to adoption and accelerating the industry’s progress towards decarbonisation.