Norsepower and NMS partner on wind propulsion technology

by 18, May, 2021Innovation, Maritime 4.00 comments

Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology

Newport Maritime Services (NMS) has partnered with Helsinki-based Norsepower as an exclusive wind technology supplier for its NMS platform.

Under the partnership with NMS, shipowners will now be able to access Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology via the booking platform. The Rotor Sail solution harnesses wind power to reduce emissions fuel consumption. It is a modernised version of the Flettner rotor, a spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to use wind power to thrust a ship.

NMS’ managing director, Ege Akcasoy said: “We are delighted to establish an exclusive partnership with Norsepower. NMS encourages all customers to consider this exciting solution within our broad set of turnkey services to lead decarbonization efforts in the industry through higher efficiency and improved cost management.”

Tuomas Riski, CEO of Norsepower, said: “We are pleased that Norsepower has been chosen as Newport Shipping’s exclusive wind propulsion provider. Retrofitting vessels with clean technologies such as wind propulsion is becoming an increasingly attractive option to decarbonise operations in light of the incoming EEXI and CII ratings systems, as well as to demonstrate alignment with ESG principles.

“To do this, shipowners and operators are having to make critical decisions now about how to adjust their fleets’ operations to meet these goals while ensuring the choices they make are commercially viable in the long term. This is why having easy access to trusted information is so important. Newport Shipping’s NMS portal will help to do this by increasing access to transparent and real-time information from credible partners. Not only will this enable better decision-making, it will improve the speed and efficiency of planning the retrofit process.”