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Odfjell first to install suction sails on deep-sea chemical tanker

In partnership with bound4blue, a pioneering developer of wind-assisted propulsion technology, Odfjell will install the innovative eSAIL® system on a chemical tanker, making it the first tanker vessel in the world to harness this groundbreaking technology.

bound4blue’s eSAIL® system utilizes a cutting-edge wind-assisted propulsion system known as a suction sail. By promoting the use of wind power to propel vessels, this technology significantly reduces fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.

Odfjell has pursued decarbonization initiatives for many years, and recently documented a 51 per cent improved carbon intensity compared to the 2008 baseline.

The deployment of bound4blue’s eSAIL® system represents another significant milestone in the company’s implementation of innovative solutions to increase its fleet’s energy efficiency.

Odfjell’s partnership with bound4blue aims to expand access to the eSAIL® technology within the tanker shipping segment and further contribute to the industry’s efforts in decarbonization.

The decision to collaborate with bound4blue was supported by an extensive study conducted by SSPA, evaluating various Wind Assisted Propulsion Systems (WAPS) for the Odfjell fleet.

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