Suction sails combine the features of both wingsails and Flettner rotors

(Source: bound4blue)

New wind propulsion partners target Greece and Cyprus

Spanish wind propulsion specialist, bound4blue, and Piraeus-based Oceanking, an engineering services company, have set up a partnership to promote eSAIL technology in Greece and Cyprus.

The eSAIL system is based on suction sails. It combines the benefits of wingsails including ease of operation, low power requirements, and good upwind performance, with those of Flettner rotors – small footprint and high lift. The partners claim that the combination yields the best payback results available in the wind-assist sector.

David Ferrer, bound4blue chief technology officer, commented: “We are excited to work with Oceanking in this important shipping business region. We share a common commitment to sustainability, innovation, and customer satisfaction, and we are confident that our collaboration will enable us to provide even more value to the industry.”

Oceanking’s general manager, Caroula Yannouli, said: “In the path towards zero emissions, the Greek shipping industry needs proven and cost-efficient technologies. We’re excited to work with bound4blue and provide our clients with an innovative but proven technology to meet their decarbonisation goals. We’re looking forward to a strong partnership and to assisting shipping companies to become more profitable and sustainable.”

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