GT Green Technologies and Carisbrooke Shipping look to wind propulsion

GT Green Technologies, in collaboration with Carisbrooke Shipping and The University of Bristol, is set to revolutionise commercial shipping with its groundbreaking wind propulsion solution, AirWing™.

The project has been awarded a substantial £3.7 million grant under the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 4 (CMDC4) to install a 20m AirWing unit on a Carisbrooke Shipping vessel in the UK, signifying a transformative shift towards greener maritime practices.

The 20m AirWing™ wind propulsion system will propel the vessel on its UK-Canada-UK route, offering significant benefits. Expected fuel and carbon emission savings reach an impressive 8.3%, resulting in annual cost savings exceeding £139,000.

Over its 25-year lifespan, the 20-metre AirWing™ has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 14,250 metric tonnes, equivalent to taking over 3,000 cars off the roads.

AirWing™ utilises cutting-edge airflow manipulation technology designed to maximise thrust output while maintaining a compact and lightweight profile. This patent-pending innovation addresses the pressing need for sustainable shipping solutions, particularly on general cargo ships with limited deck space.

Carisbrooke Shipping, overseeing the technical management of a global fleet of 27 vessels, is strategically positioned as the first to integrate this groundbreaking technology. This pioneering move by Carisbrooke sets a compelling ex

Ships Montly - January 2024


Sister for Iona and P&O Cruises’ new flagship Alan Moorhouse looks at the main features of the new cruise ship Arvia, the latest ship from...

Related articles


Sister for Iona and P&O Cruises’ new flagship Alan Moorhouse looks at the main features of the new cruise...

Anthony Veder’s latest newbuilding Coral Evolution delivered

The new gas carrier Coral Evolution has been delivered recently by Hyundai-Mipo Dockyard in Ulsan, South Korea, yard...

First in a series of 10 container ships for CMA CGM

The CMA CGM Group, a global player in maritime, land, air, and logistics solutions, has taken delivery of...

March issue of Ships Monthly out now

SHIPS MONTHLY March 2024 The March 2024 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all...