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SSPA Maritime Center

Swedish ship testing facility since 1940

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SSPA Maritime Center - adapted solutions for a sustainable and resilient maritime future

We offer you our expertise, independent guidance and assessment within shipping and maritime operations.

We provide advice and tailormade solutions on how ship owners, operators, and other stakeholders around the globe can have a more sustainable business.



Wind-powered ships. Hydrodynamic Design & Verification. Environment, Risk & Operation. Integrated Logistics Support & Technical Information. Naval Architecture & Systems Engineering. Maritime Logistics. Research, Innovation & Development.

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Sofia Werner demonstrating an early version of the Orcelle concept in the maritime dynamics laboratory at SSPA  Maritime Center
Visitors from the Council of the European Union listening to Lars Gustafsson demonstrating a demo test in the towing tank at SSPA maritime Center
EU visit highlights Swedish maritime research
26 May 2023
A visit to RISE’s test facilities SSPA Maritime Center from the Council of the European Union highlights the urgent need...
ELINN is in the water
Foiling Electric Rescue Boat - ELINN is in the water!
28 Mar 2023
The first prototype/6 meter / 0.6 scale demo-platform in the project ELINN has now touched water.
Armada of windships
BBC documentary: Wind-powered ships
16 Mar 2023
A new BBC documentary focuses on how giant sails could make shipping greener and in particular the Oceanbird project.
Orcelle Wind
World's first wind-powered RoRo vessel secures EUR 9M in EU funding
20 Jan 2023
Eleven project partners have secured a Horizon Europe funding totalling EUR 9m to support building a RoRo sailing vessel...
wind propulsion showroom
Wind propulsion is in the air
23 Nov 2022
SSPA has hosted the event Wind Propulsion Showroom. Over 50 ship owners, operators and technology providers participated...
Sofia wins Best Paper in Korea
Wind Ship - Best paper award to Sofia Werner of SSPA!
10 Nov 2022
Sofia Werner, Lead Researcher Hydrodynamics and Wind Powered Ships at SSPA, wins the Best Paper Award at the Global...

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Through international collaboration with industry, academia and the public sector, SSPA ensure business competitiveness and contribute to a sustainable society.

With more than 80 years of maritime research, development and innovation, SSPA is at the forefront of the sustainable transition grounded in science.

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