The EU Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project will host a conference at SMM 2022
The EU-Interreg North Sea Region project “WASP: Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion” will bring together ship owners, wind assisted propulsion technology providers and academics at the SMM fair in Hamburg on 7 September.
WASP 2022 conference attendees will gain key insights into the actual performance achieved by select technologies installed on merchant ships and participate in lively discussions on the true potential of wind-assisted propulsion technology to meet the need of the industry to decarbonize rapidly.
Wind-assisted ship propulsion is one of the most promising contributions to sustainable shipping. It allows ships to harness an emission-free source of energy that is delivered directly to the ship while at sea. to increase sharply in the coming years.
Co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the WASP project brings together universities, wind assist technology providers and ship owners to research, test and validate the operational performance of a selection of wind propulsion solutions to enable market penetration of wind propulsion technology. . The overall goal of the project is to achieve a greener transport system in the North Sea by exploiting the region’s abundant wind potential.
As part of the WASP project, rotor sails, suction wings and wing sails were installed on five commercial vessels and third-party validations were carried out to verify the actual fuel savings achieved.
“Participants joining us at the WASP 2022 conference will hear from the suppliers of the wind-assisted propulsion technologies installed on board the five vessels, Econowind, EcoFlettner and Norsepower. Preliminary results will be presented and we will also discuss how the lessons learned from the project will help to scale up these technologies in the North Sea region, in the wider EU and globally. says Kasper Uithoff, WASP Project Manager
In addition to views from technology providers, shipowners’ views and experiences will be provided by representatives from Scandlines, Rord Braren and van Dam Shipping, followed by a panel discussion moderated by the Secretary General of the ‘International Windship Association (IWSA), Gavin Allwright.
Speakers will also present the forefront of academic wind energy research for discussion, including sea trials, digital twins and ship performance models, followed by another lively panel discussion. The conference will end with drinks and networking.
The WASP 2022 conference will be held on Wednesday, September 7 in Room Copenhagen, Hall B3 of Hamburg Messe in Hamburg, Germany, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
There is no pre-registration requirement or additional fee to attend this conference, only the standard SMM registration fee. Find out more here: https://northsearegion.eu/wasp/webinars-and-events/
Source: WASP Project