Deltamarin has carried out extensive research and development studying how to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of ships. One of the technologies being studied is wind-assisted propulsion. Today Deltamarin is collaborating with Cargill and BAR Technologies to design cargo ships using BAR Technologies’ WindWings, a new technology offering a solution to improve vessel efficiency, independent of the fuel or type of engine used.

Deltamarin, Bar Tech and Cargill put wind in the sails of the next generation cargo ships

“Deltamarin was selected as the naval architect for this project due to its track record in designing efficient cargo vessels and introducing new technologies to ships,” says Keith Dawe, Sustainability Projects and Investments Leader of Cargill Ocean Transportation. Deltamarin has a specific focus on optimising the hull form and appendages as well as propulsion and steering configuration for WindWings vessels.

John Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of BAR Technologies says: “Today is a significant milestone in bringing our WindWings to Cargill’s vessels. Working alongside such forward-thinkers as Cargill and Deltamarin will ensure that we succeed in fulfilling the huge potential of this project. Wind is the free fuel and should be one of the keys to the IMO’s targets for CO2 reduction.”

Deltamarin’s Senior Advisor Mauri Harki says: “Finding solutions to radically reduce greenhouse gases in the maritime industry is our common challenge. We at Deltamarin are privileged to share our long experience with one of the industry leaders in operating cargo vessels and with an ambitious technological innovator. Nobody can do it alone. We believe this partnership will create interesting new opportunities for design in the future of the global maritime sector.”

Source: Deltamarin