Power in the Sails
The Dynarig concept continues to evolve with the 130 meter, 8,000 ton Ecoliner currently on the drawing boards.
The hull has been designed for optimum sailing performance.
Ecoliners can guarantee the same cruising speed as motor ships.
Environmental damage caused by shipping is serious; more than 1 billion tons of green house gases per year.
Fair Winds for the Future
The Dynarig concept continues to evolve with the 130 meter, 8,000 ton Ecoliner currently on the drawing boards at world famous Dykstra Naval Architects. After the success of Maltese Falcon, This square rig design has certainly proven itself in both speed and ease of sail handling.
Alongside Dykstra Naval Architects we have been working on the preparations of a wind tunnel test, to be done by the Wolfson Unit in the UK. We’ve met with the Leader of the EU S@il project & the province of Fryslân to find funding for this expensive test. The tests will result in definite findings about the Ecoliner design and efficiency of the rigging. This is an important cost indicator for the Ecoliner and its’ profitability. We hope to make a business case on the basis of these test findings.
The hull has been designed for optomium sailing performance, catering to every purpose: container ship, tanker, roll-on-roll-off or special purpose ship. Through applying routing & weather calculation software as well as computer-managed sail setting, Ecoliners can guarantee the same cruising speed as motor ships and are sailed by a comparable crew. Research by the Rotterdam Naval College proved that Ecolines with a cargo capacity between 1000 & 100,000 tons can achieve fuel saving up to 60%.
Environmental damage caused by shipping is serious. This industry causes almost twice as much global warming as the aviation industry; more than 1 billion tons per year, as determined by the IMO. The shipping industry transports around 90% of world trade. If no alternatives are applied – such as cleaner ways of propelling – it is predicted that shipping emissions will rise by 75% by 2020.
Sail interreg Project – Final meeting
Next week SAIL project is ready to present you her final results and to give you a quick look into the future of Hibrid Shipping. You are invited to visit our final conference in Deltares, Delft (The Netherlands) on Wednesday, 22 April 2015.
Because there is so much to tell, we will start the conference at 8.30. Reception starts at 8.15 in the morning.
We are very pleased that mrs Netelenbos, former Minister of Transport and now president of the Royal Association of Netherlands Ship owners will open this conference.
Enclosed you will find our programme at www.nsrsail.eu
Maybe the earlier announcement has slipped your mind, but it is not too late to register yet. To attend this conference please send an email to email@example.com
This SAIL conference is integrated in the BlueWeek 2015, from 20 to 22 April 2015. The BlueWeek is hosted by Deltares in Delft and co-organized by MARIN. It provides a platform to discuss sustainable energy in shipping and offshore. We recommend you to join the Public seminars regarding ‘Marine Renewable Energy’ and ‘Natural Propulsion’ on Tuesday 21 April