Wind assisted propulsion of merchant vessels

Increased fuel costs and focus on reducing emissions have increased the interest in harnessing the power of the wind to propel commercial ships. The project aims to demonstrate the potential of wind assisted propulsion together with companies within the field and apply the state-of-the-art tools for ship (and wind) routing to maximize the benefit from wind power.

Participants

Jonas Ringsberg (contact)

Professor at Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics

Ruihua Lu

Doktor at Shipping and Marine Technology

Wengang Mao

Docent at Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics

Bengt J Ramne

at Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics

Fabian Tillig

Doktorand at Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics

Collaborations

Lighthouse - maritime competence centre

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding years 2017–2019

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

Basic sciences

Roots

Materials Science

Areas of Advance

More information

Latest update

2017-03-06