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GERMAN CARGO VESSEL IS LATEST TO ADD ROTOR SAIL

GERMAN CARGO VESSEL IS LATEST TO ADD ROTOR SAIL

Thursday, April 29, 2021 

The SEC Shipyard in Leer, Germany, has successfully installed a rotor sail from Eco-Flettner on the Reederei Rörd Braren owned multi-purpose cargo vessel 'Annika Braren'.

The 18m high automatically operated rotor sail is of 3m diameter and is installed at the bow of the 85m long ship, which operates in the North Sea. Local reports say that the Annika Braren is back in operation, and the master and crew are eager to see how the rotor sail performs.

The FR18 rotor sail has been type approved by DNV. The addition of the rotor sail is said to make the 2020-built vessel even more environmentally friendly through saving fuel and reducing exhaust emissions. The installation was partly funded by the EU WASP (Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion) project, which in turn is funded by the Interreg North Sea Europe programme, part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project involves academic institutions, technology companies and ship owners in research, trial and validation of wind propulsion solutions.

Ralf Oltmanns, CEO Eco Flettner, said: “We are delighted to see this installation now in place and ready for commercial operation, especially as the installation went without a hitch. We will of course be monitoring the performance of the rotor carefully and we are looking forward to many more installations of our rotors in the future.”

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