The Newcastlemax bulk carrier, Berge Olympus, will be equipped with four WindWings (Source: Yara Marine Technologies)

Deltamarin retained for ship-side design of bulker sail installation

Singapore-based Berge Bulk has chosen Deltamarin to undertake ship-side design work relating to a WindWings sail installation on board the 210,000dwt bulk carrier, Berge Olympus. The capesize bulker is to have four 50m-high BAR Technologies WindWings by Yara Marine Technologies installed during the second quarter of 2023.

Deltmarin has already completed a concept design for the retrofit including structural issues, stability, and other ship integration assessments. Now it will prepare detailed design drawings and other documents for class approval.

Berge Bulk’s Innovation Projects Management Lead, Daniel Chin, said: “BAR’s WindWings system presents enormous promise, but also enormous challenges. We are confident that Deltamarin’s experience and familiarity with wind propulsion technology makes them our ideal integration partner to execute the installation of BAR wings on to our vessels. Wind has a great potential for decarbonisation of both existing ships and newbuilds and we are very proud to work with these companies that are determined to make it a reality.”

Esa Jokioinen, Deltamarin Sales director, commented: “We are excited to continue this project together with Berge Bulk, BAR Technologies, and Yara Marine, and look forward to seeing the sails in operation next year.”

It has been estimated that the solid wing sails, deployed together with route optimisation, could reduce the Berge Olympus’ carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30%.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore