Wind Powered Vehicle Carrier

Wind-Powered Car Carrier

In the research project Wind-Powered Car Carrier (wPCC) we will develop a wind-powered vessel from concept to a technical and financially viable design ready to be built within 3-5 years. This project aims to pave the way for a paradigm shift in maritime transport by demonstrating that this new transport concept is possible even in the near future. We do not necessarily need to wait until 2050 to reach IMO's goal of 50% reduction of greenhouse gases.

  • 3 partners, Wallenius Marine, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and SSPA Sweden
  • Private, public and academic sectors involved
  • 27 million SEK budget
  • Financed by the Swedish Transport Administration
  • Project period: 2019-2022

SSPA’s experts will contribute with extensive research, for example regarding unconventional experimental methods, aerodynamic and hydrodynamic simulation methods, risk simulation and risk mitigation and new logistics solutions. This work in itself becomes a central research result by making new methodologies and validation available to society. An important project result is the development of a free-range model that enables evaluation of potential and unthinkable risks and situations that may arise during operation of the ship.