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Friday, February 5, 2021 

Rotor sail company Norsepower has confirmed that the 'Maersk Pelican', the first product tanker to be fitted with wind propulsion technology, is now under new ownership.

The ship was sold to an Indonesian company and is being renamed Timberwolf.

Tommy Thomassen, CTO Maersk Tankers, said: “This vessel was special to us. While the vessel is sold with the technology installed onboard, we will continue to work with relevant parties to enable the use of wind propulsion technology onboard product tankers, just as we will continue to capitalise on existing and new fuel-saving solutions to help owners optimise vessel performance and cut CO2 emissions.”

Tuomas Riski, CEO Norsepower, said: “The installation of Rotor Sails onboard Timberwolf (ex-Maersk Pelican) has been ground-breaking for demonstrating the power of wind propulsion. The two Rotor Sails underwent testing and data analysis and Lloyd’s Register provided independent analysis which confirmed fuel and emissions savings of 8.2% during the first year of operation. We look forward to continuing our co-operation with all involved parties.”

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