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Wind-powered ships

SSPA gives independent guidance and assessments of wind-powered ships. The international shipping industry is in for some radical changes, and wind propulsion has by now become a viable option to reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions. With a vast experience of wind propulsion, SSPA facilitates the development of wind-powered ships by providing trusted information and world-leading methods.

Frederik Gerhardt
Frederik Gerhardt
Senior Specialist Aerodynamics, Manoeuvring and Seakeeping
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Sofia Werner
Sofia Werner
Lead Researcher Hydrodynamics and Wind Powered Ships
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Lars T Gustafsson
Lars T Gustafsson
Vice President, Maritime Sales
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Magnus Wikander
Magnus Wikander
Business Development and Cooperations
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Wind-powered ships: what we do

Drawing on a unique combination of real-life experience and expert knowledge from ground-breaking research and development projects, SSPA has developed innovative methods and efficient prediction tools to support the industry and accompany wind propulsion projects along the entire value chain.
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Making the business case

Wind propulsion systems (WPS) are major investments and the decision to install them requires careful consideration of many complex questions. Based on first-hand knowledge from industry projects SSPA has developed the methods and tools to assess the benefits and drawbacks of such systems at the early concept stage.
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Sea trials and performance monitoring

After installation of a wind propulsion technology, the performance should be assessed by an independent 3rd party. SSPA’s WASP Sea Trial is a time efficient and transparent way to evaluate the performance and fuel saving potential for wind assisted and wind powered ships.