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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 

Deltamarin of Finland has carried out extensive research and development studying how to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of ships, including investigations into wind-assisted propulsion.

The ship design company is now collaborating with transport and logistics company Cargill and sail technology specialist BAR Technologies to design cargo ships using BAR Technologies’ WindWings, a new technology offering a solution to improve vessel efficiency, independent of the fuel or type of engine used.

Keith Dawe, Sustainability Projects and Investments Leader of Cargill Ocean Transportation, said: “Deltamarin was selected as the naval architect for this project due to its track record in designing efficient cargo vessels and introducing new technologies to ships. Deltamarin has a specific focus on optimising the hull form and appendages as well as propulsion and steering configuration for WindWings vessels."

John Cooper, CEO BAR Technologies said: “Today is a significant milestone in bringing our WindWings to Cargill’s vessels. Working alongside such forward-thinkers as Cargill and Deltamarin will ensure that we succeed in fulfilling the huge potential of this project. Wind is the free fuel and should be one of the keys to the IMO’s targets for CO2 reduction.”

Deltamarin’s Senior Advisor Mauri Harki said: “Finding solutions to radically reduce greenhouse gases in the maritime industry is our common challenge. We at Deltamarin are privileged to share our long experience with one of the industry leaders in operating cargo vessels and with an ambitious technological innovator. Nobody can do it alone. We believe this partnership will create interesting new opportunities for design in the future of the global maritime sector.”

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