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CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE PREPARES FOR SOLID SAIL DEMONSTRATOR

CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE PREPARES FOR SOLID SAIL DEMONSTRATOR

Friday, September 3, 2021 

At the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, the carbon mast and its foundations have been installed for the SolidSail AeolDrive ready for the demonstration system to be commissioned.

The 50m high (38m for the mast itself, plus a nearly 12m base structure) carbon mast was produced by a consortium of five specialist Brittany-based companies and organisations (Lorima, CDK, Avel Robotic, SMM and Multiplast). After an adjustment phase, the mast will be ready to receive a 550m2 area SolidSail assembly, which will undergo trials, involving hoisting the sail unit as well as the kinematics of the assembly. This will prepare for the installation in 2022 of a full-side demonstrator, with an 85m mast height and a sail area of about 1200m2.

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