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International Windship Association | May 26, 2020

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“The International Windship Association (IWSA) facilitates and promotes wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide and brings together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies.”


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Our Mission

Promote the use of wind propulsion in commercial shipping to reduce fuel consumption and decrease climate change related emissions.

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The International Windship Association (IWSA) is a not-for-profit, membership association. There are no commercial ties between the association and any of the members, supporters or non-member companies, notably Windship Technology Ltd.

 




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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. ”           W.A. Ward

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”            Mark Twain

ClassNK – IWSA Associate Member

April 8, 2020 |

Founded in 1899, ClassNK is a ship classification society dedicated to safer, cleaner seas. ClassNK offers diverse technical services including the survey and classification of ships and marine structures based on technical independently developed rules.

In 2019, … Read More

Blue Wasp – IWSA Member

April 7, 2020 |

Blue Wasp is an engineering consultancy specialized in wind-assisted ship propulsion. We offer expert and independent technical advice to shipowners, shipyards/designers, technology providers and any other stakeholder of the shipping industry interested in exploiting the economic and environmental benefits that wind-assist offers.

Blue Wasp is … Read More

Becker Marine Systems – IWSA Member

March 1, 2020 |

Hamburg based Becker Marine Systems is the market leader for manoeuvring systems and energy-saving devices. Becker offers a wide range of alternative energy solutions for the marine industry and is developing a highly efficient wing sail, … Read More

IWSA – SMM Conference 2016 – Archive

December 14, 2019 |

SMM Conference 2016 6-9th September – Hamburg

This year, we will bring the International Windship Association to SMM 2016, with a large premier positioned booth, A301, in the exciting new A5 Hall, … Read More