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NYK Bulkship wind-assisted ship propulsion unit for bulk carrier

NYK Bulkship (Atlantic) N.V., an NYK Group company, will introduce a wind-assisted ship propulsion unit on a bulk carrier engaged in a long-term charter contract with Cargill International S.A. (Switzerland), a subsidiary of Cargill, Incorporated (USA). This will be the first time for a unit of this type to be installed on an NYK Group vessel.

NBAtlantic will equip the bulk carrier with the VentoFoil wind-assisted propulsion unit from Econowind B.V., wingsail producer based in the Netherlands.

This unit is expected to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during vessel navigation. NBAtlantic will collect data on the propulsion generated by this equipment, in addition to meteorological and ocean conditions during navigation, and measure the unit’s effectiveness in collaboration with Cargill International S.A.

Mounted on a 20ft-long flat rack container with no walls, VentoFoilhas a 16m vertical wing that plays the role of a sail. Like an airplane wing, VentoFoil creates propulsion with the pressure difference on both sides of the wing.

The unit takes in wind through its suction port and obtains greater propulsion by amplifying the pressure difference. VentoFoil is smaller than similar equipment, keeping it more out of the way of cargo handling. It is also easy to install and relocate.

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