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