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Tech update: Wind propulsion

February 18 at 13:0015:00

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The efficiency of wind-assisted ship propulsion can help reducing fuel consumption and emissions from maritime operations. Several different sail technologies are now reaching the market. In this Tech Update, NCE Maritime CleanTech invites all cluster participants to meet leading experts within the wind assisted propulsion technologies. They will give you technology status and important insights on wind-assisted propulsion, from rotor sails to kites.


  • Introduction – Tore Boge, Project Manager, NCE Maritime CleanTech
  • Wind-assisted propulsion – an overview – Hasso Hoffmeister Dipl.-Ing. Naval Architect, Senior Principal Engineer DNV GL
  • Retrofitting for rotor sails-assisted hybrid propulsion – Stein Ruben Larsen, Vice President Sales, Norwegian Electric Systems
  • 20 percent reductions with kites – Stéphanie Lesage, Head of Legal & Institutional Affairs and Matthew Smith, Commercial Director, Airseas
  • Sail technology for Deep Sea – Lars Dessen, Senior Sourcing & Contracting Manager, Wallenius Wilhelmsen
  • Towards optimum integration of wind assisted propulsion systems – Anders Östman, Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
  • Possible Calls for research and innovation projects – Marte Jensen, EU advisor, NCE Maritime CleanTech
  • Concluding remarks – Tore Boge, Project Manager, NCE Maritime CleanTech


February 18
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