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June 2017

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IWSA Meeting: Nantes, France – Un hub Europe Atlantique de l’IWSA à Nantes, lancement le 29 juin  Further information


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Congratulations to our members Peaceboat on taking the important step forward with the signing of the Ecoship shipbuild LOI with the Finnish yard Arctech Helsinki – see  Press Release _ArcPBDNVGL 

May 2017

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Meet the Norsepower team at Nor-Shipping 2017 (30 May -02 June) and check out the live demo of our award-winning Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution!

Visit Norsepower’s booth (Hall D, stand D03-28C)

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Press Release: Come Aboard the Sail Cargo Vessel Ceiba – Own part of the Sail Cargo Future      SAILCARGO INC. Press Release

SailCargo Inc. , Costa Rica, a young cargo shipping company is seeking investors -  now has a build site in Punta Morales, transport equipment, capital, and committed employees added to its team of experienced project managers.

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Research PaperOperational Performance of Wind Assisted Ships
Rogier Eggers, MARIN, Wageningen/Netherlands,

Abstract : The ‘Wind Hybrid Coaster’ was a sub project in MARITIM (2016) under the European INTERREG Deutschland-Nederland programme within which Dutch and German partners from the maritime industry and research institutions were developing a new type of “green” coastal ship equipped with a wind assisted hybrid propulsion system. MARIN was asked to predict the performance of the Wind Hybrid Coaster in a realistic operational scenario.

For this purpose MARIN conducted a large number of hydrodynamic model tests, powering predictions in calm water including wind assistance and finally voyage simulations for multiple routes including voyage optimisation.

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Latest News & Discussion

For the latest news and discussion on wind propulsion developments join our linkedin discussion group: International Windship Association

You can also follow us on twitter @iwsa_secretary

 

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Electric and Hybrid Marine World Conference 2017 – 06-08 June
IWSA is an Official Supporter of the conference taking place in Amsterdam on 6-8 June.

The only international conference on Hybrid & Electric Ship Technology:  Dramatically reduce CO2 emissions and cut fuel costs – if you are interested in hearing about the latest technology, the latest projects, and speaking to industry leaders, you must attend the conference. Click Here to view the full programme – Over 50 Speakers, PLUS Meet Almost 200 Exhibitors.

IWSA members recieve a 15% discount for conference tickets – please contact secretary@wind-ship.org with your details and we will arrange that directly

Presentation: Gavin Allwright, IWSA Secretary will be presenting an updated overview of the Wind Propulsion sector on Day 3:   Thursday 8th June 2017  Session: Innovative Hybrid Solutions
Speaker slot:  16:25 – 16:50

New IWSA Members – Welcome Aboard!

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Windship Technology (UK)
- IWSA member

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Claudio Boezio – Naval architect (Germany)

April 2017

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Norshipping 2017: Young Enterpeneur of the Year goes to….Tuomas Riski, CEO of Norsepower, developer of Norsepower Rotor Sails. Congratulations Tuomas and we look forward to many more young wind propulsion entrepeneurs winning the prestigous award in the coming years.
Read Article:   http://maritime-executive.com/article/ceo-of-norsepower-receives-young-entrepreneur-award

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39th Motorship Propulsion & Emission Conference – 10-11 May, Grand Elysee Hotel, Hamburg ,Germany – IWSA official supporting organisation

FUTURE PROOFING YOUR FLEET
Building or retrofitting vessels fit for the future, whatever it may hold, is more challenging than ever before. Environmental regulations, economic pressures and technological advances are already reshaping how the global merchant fleet is fuelled, powered and equipped. In light of these challenges, the 39th Motorship Propulsion & Emission Conference brings together owners/operators and equipment manufacturers to discuss technical advances and in-the-field experiences that will equip the industry to ‘future-proof’ the global merchant fleet.
Download Conference Programme: 39th Prop&Emiss 2017 Conf Prog

Book online at www.propulsionconference.com
IWSA members recieve additional 10% discount for bookings or you can contact: secretary(at)wind-ship.org to arrange that.

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22 AprilTimbercoast‘s S/V Avontuur has it’s arrival party in Bremen today, bringing 20 tons of coffee from the Caribbean.
Read Article: http://maritime-executive.com/article/germanys-most-sustainably-transported-coffee-arriving

Message from Timbercoast & Arrival festival details:

Ahoi,
We wish you and your family a very happy Easter Holiday and we trust you will find all the chocolate eggs on the Easter hunt!  We invite you to join us for the AVONTUUR Arrival Festival in either Bremen on April 22nd or in Eslfleth on April 29th.  Saturday, April 22nd at the Bremen Europahafen – Konsul-Schmidt-Str. 10 join us in celebration of World Earth Day.

AVONTUUR Program:
11:00 Begin
11:30 AVONTUUR Arrival
12-13 Open Ship
13-17 Coffee unloading
17:00 Open Ship

Entertainment Program:
11:00 FREE All day sailing for kids
13:30 Music by bye bye
14:30 Capitan Bockermann Address
15:00 Music by Jana Hansmann
17:00 Music by Nagelritz

Organic coffee transported between continents by wind, the sailing cargo ship the AVONTUUR will arrive in Bremen on Earth Day 2017 signalling a fundamental shift towards a truly sustainable shipping culture. What better way to wake people up to the lackluster approach of the shipping industry towards global warming than through a cup of coffee?  
Germany is the largest coffee importer in the European Union and Bremen is the city at the centre of the trade.  Within Germany, the shipping of this daily ritual emits over 160,000 tons of CO2 per year which equivalent to 35,000 passenger vehicles be driven for one year.

In cooperation with EU Dual Port Project, IWSA and BREMEN BIKE IT.

Can you help us unload the coffee? If so, please right us back to info@timbercoast.com

18 April

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Linneaus University/Maritime Academy, Kalmar, Sweden Greening Maritime Transport – lecture and seminar – EU Vasco de Gama program. Discussing Sustainable Shipping and Wind Propulsion Technology, innovation and uptake in particular. Focused on where the technology and the industry are going in the coming decade. The challenges & interactions that the wind shipping industry faces when dealing with the industry, regulators, ports, transport consumers etc. The goals of the IWSA  and the steps that need to be taken to reach a more sustainable future in commercial shipping.

 

March 2017

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10 April – IWSA Meeting – we will hold a meeting from 1300-1700 on the day before the Natural Propulsion Seminar (below), at the same venue, please contact me if you would like to attend: Gavin Allwright, Secretary, secretary@wind-ship.org

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Natural Propulsion Seminar, 11 April – IWSA in association with MARIN & Blueweek – 10-13th April, Den Helder, Netherlands. IWSA Secretary, Gavin Allwright will chair this year’s Natural Propulsion Seminar with an extensive list of expert presenters:

  • Reduction and market potentials of wind propulsion technologies for ships and how to reach them – CE Delft
  • Analysis of the reduction potential of wind propulsion technologies for ships – Tyndall Centre
  • Wind Assist Ship Performance Prediction – Strathclyde University
  • Quantifying the attainable fuel savings with wind assisted propulsion – Dykstra Naval Architects
  • Wind assistance and target reduction of the EEDI – MARIN
  • Analysis of the market potential and economic effects of wind propulsion technologies for ships – Fraunhofer ISI
  • Low hanging fruits in energy use and operator perspective towards Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) – MARIN
  • Flettner-rotor technology – MARIKO and Hochschule Emden-Leer
  • Wingship system – Windship Technology
  • Maritime Transport 2.0 – Blue Technology
  • WASP, the status of DNA involvement and selected test cases – Dykstra Naval Architects

Information:  http://www.blueforum.org/?page_id=3107

Registration:  http://nhn.nl/blueweek/

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14 March: Announcement

Norsepower announced a collaboration project with Royal Dutch Shell, Maersk Tankers and ETI to test two of their 30m rotor sails on a 109,000dwt Tanker. The rotor sails are due to be installed in the first half of 2018 and tested until the end of 2019.

Financial Times Article: https://www.ft.com/content/6470601c-0809-11e7-97d1-5e720a26771b


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Education Program
24 March – IWSA Secretary:  Lecture & Seminar
on Wind propulsion, Innovation and Sustainable Shipping at the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden

IWSA Secretary on Panel Discussion – What will post-2020 ship look like? – Thursday 23 Mar, 09:25 – 10:00  at Green Ship Technology (GST) 2017 [Shipping2030 co-located with Green Ship Technology Europe]  IWSA Official Supporting Organisation
22 – 23 March 2017
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen

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CMA 2017 – 32nd Annual Shipping Conference & Exhibition
Hilton Hotel, Stamford, Connecticut, USA
20-23 March 2017
IWSA Official Supporting Organisation
IWSA members contact secretary@wind-ship.org for ticket discount details
Register Here https://www.cmashipping2017.com/

 

February 2017

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Green Ship Technology (GST) 2017
[Shipping2030 co-located with Green Ship Technology Europe]
IWSA Official Supporting Organisation
22 – 23 March 2017
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen

Over 400 industry professionals will gather at the co-located Shipping2030 Europe and Green Ship Technology conferences to explore innovations and improvements for environmental excellence, get up to date with new regulatory developments and explore how technology will shape the future of shipping.
Events will dig deep into the key industry issues and devise innovative solutions to real business problems that can be implemented now, covering everything from smart ships, connectivity, big data, ballast water management and sulphur cap through to policy updates, new disruptive technologies and the future.
IWSA members can save 15%! Simply use promotional code MPFKT3287IWSA on the basket page during registration or visit https://goo.gl/VK9YVk.

January 2017

Newly Released
EU commissioned report on: Study on the Analysis of Market Potentials & Market Barriers for Wind Propulsion Technologies for Ships

The study report, commissioned by the European Commission DG Climate Action last year, has been released. The CE Delft led team has covered a lot of ground and one of the headline conclusions includes: “In 2030, the market potential could amount to around 3,700–10,700 installed systems on bulkers and tankers, associated with approximately 3.5–7.5 Mt CO2 savings and 6,500–8,000 direct and 8,500–10,000 indirect jobs.”
http://www.cedelft.eu/publicatie/study_on_the_analysis_of_market_potentials_and_market_barriers_for_wind_propulsion_technologies_for_ships/1891

IWSA will continue it work to facilitate and help to secure funding to assist with this scaling up of the sector in 2017-18, applying many of these recommendations to our EU activities and informing our programs worldwide. We look forward to sharing further developments with you in the near future.

Further details can be requested from CE Delft ce@ce.nl

December 2016

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World Maritime University (WMU) – International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER 2017) , Malmo, Sweden 24-25 Jan 2017
In January, IWSA will make a presentation during the conference at WMU – Wind Propulsion Technology Presentation

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Fair Transport in Action – Traditional Sail Cargo on the High Seas

Great blog entry from Wipke on board Fair Transport’s Tres Hombres in the Atlantic & Caribbean – traditional sail cargo in action!!! http://windvinder.nl/index.php?id=99&L=1

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Tres Hombres Rum & Chocolate – Zero emissions from A to B – a great festive gift – find your nearest stockists or contact Fair Transport direct. http://fairtransport.eu/trading/

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World Ocean Council – Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS2016)Rotterdam 30 Nov – 02 Dec
Ocean 2030: Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Business Community

Panel Discussion: Reducing CO2 Emissions: Affordable, Scalable Solutions for Maritime Industries  -  ay 3– Fri, 2 Dec, 10:30-12:00

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 13 Combat Climate Change / SDG 14 Conserve and Sustainably Use the Ocean

• What strategies can be developed for affordable, scalable solutions to reduce the CO2 output of maritime industries?

• How can the diverse community of vessel owners and operators best collaborate with each other, with other key industry sectors (e.g. the fuel industry), and with the IMO to achieve practical, implementable  CO2 reduction?

• How can shipping industry, other vessel owners/operators, shippers, consumers, financial organisations, regulators and other stakeholders best align interests and efforts to reduce CO2 from vessels?

Chair: Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping

Speakers/Panel
• Warwick  Norman, Executive Director, RightShip
• Theofanis Karayannis, Technical Officer, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
• Eric van der Schans, Director of Environmental Management, Port of Rotterdam
•Michael Traut, Research Associate, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester
• Gavin Allwright, Secretary, International Windship Association (IWSA)
• Coen Faber, Coordinator, Boosting Initiatives for Collaborative Emission Reduction with the Power of Shippers (BICEPS)
• John Maggs,  Senior Policy Advisor, Seas at Risk

November 2016

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23-24 Nov  – Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) – Energy Efficient Ships 2016 Conference – London – IWSA presentation on 24 Nov, 11.15-11.50 – ‘Commercial Wind Propulsion Solutions: Putting the ‘Sail’ back into Sailing’
The conference will be held at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, RINA HQ, 8 -9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK.

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22 Nov – IWSA AGM –  The meeting will be held at University College London (UCL) Energy Institute, Euston, London [More Details to Follow]
14 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0NN

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17-18 Nov  Blue Sky Over the Sea?
German Environment Ministry Conference
IWSA presentation on ‘Modern Wind Ships’ 17 Nov 1630-1700
The International conference “BLUE SKY OVER THE SEA? (Air quality and emissions reduction from shipping – with regional focus on Baltic and North Seas)” organised by the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) will focus on the current status of air quality in the marine environment, reduction measures in the shipping sector, future air quality scenarios and needed measures.

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16-18 Nov – Motorships Gas Fueled Shipping Conference – Hamburg
International conference discussing the issues around LNG and alternative fuels. IWSA official supporting organisation. IWSA members should contact secretary@wind-ship.org to discuss discounts for the conference.

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Chartering and Revenue Planning Seminar : 17 & 18 November 2016

The aim of the seminar is to introduce the participants into chartering, its practice and its fi nancial implications. The analysis is based on standard documents and trivial commercial cases and aims to bridge employment terms and results with the life-cycle analysis of the ship as a financial asset.
Topics:
1. Definitions
2. Voyage Employment
3. Time Chartering
4. Financial Planning

Target group
Young and experienced maritime professionals; ideal for financiers, mariners, lawyers and engineers currently active in the industry.

Lecturer
Since 2008, Prof. Dr. Orestis Schinas has held the position of Professor for Shipping and Ship Finance at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration. In 2010, he became the Head of the newly founded Maritime Business School, which combines all of the shipping-related study programmes at HSBA.

Further information hsba_shipping-seminars
Ms. Sabine Mauermann sabine.mauermann@hsba.de, 0049-40-36138-713

IWSA Members – contact me regarding IWSA discounts for this seminar.

October 2016

Welcome to New IWSA Members

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Innovative Marine Technology Inc.:  TankerProaTM   

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SAILCARGO INC.

 

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Open Letter to Head of States of IMO Represented Countries – We’re part of a coalition of 51 businesses and organisation calling on IMO to act on shipping’s emissions at MEPC70. Download Letter – mepc-letter

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24-28 Oct – IWSA attending IMO MEPC 70, London. Discussions on the shipping industries ‘Fair share’ of CO2 emissions.

Survey of Wind Propulsion Technologies for Flagging nations at the IMO is now ready for release. Supported by Univ. of Emden Leer & Marigreen, Fraunhofer ISI, UCL Energy Institute & TU Delft.

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22 Oct – Meeting in Port of Oostende – discussions about Sail Cargo network development within the EU Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme 2014 – 2020 DUAL Ports project  – Developing Low carbon Utilities, Abilities and potential of regional entrepreneurial Ports

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Smart Green Shipping Alliance
– short listed for Initiative of the Year in the Ship Efficiency Awards 2016. This award recognises the collaborative work of organisations developing groundbreaking methods to improving operational efficiency and working towards the reduction of the maritime industry’s environmental impacthttp://www.fathomshippingevents.com/categories–short-list.html

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Green Port & Green Port Cruise Congress 11-14 Oct – Venice, Italy
IWSA is an official supporting organisation for this conference and IWSA members should contact secretary@wind-ship.org to discuss discounts for the congress.

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Peace Boat Ecoship Project to present at Green Port Cruise 11 Oct. 1330-1515 Ecoship – an alternative futuristic approach – Andres Molina, Project Manager.

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Maritime Policy Seminar : 11 & 12 October 2016

It is the aim of this seminar to clarify the international maritime policy regime, the drives and the decision-making processes, as well as to explore the impact of certain policies. In the end, participants will have gained advanced knowledge in the field of maritime policy.

Topics:

1. IMO Conventions and Decision-Making Framework
2. European and Regional Policies
3. Topics of Contemporary Interest

Target group
Young and experienced maritime professionals; ideal for financiers, mariners, lawyers and engineers currently active in the industry.

Lecturer
Since 2008, Prof. Dr. Orestis Schinas has held the position of Professor for Shipping and Ship Finance at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration. In 2010, he became the Head of the newly founded Maritime Business School, which combines all of the shipping-related study programmes at HSBA.

Further information hsba_shipping-seminars
Ms. Sabine Mauermann sabine.mauermann@hsba.de, 0049-40-36138-713

IWSA Members – contact me regarding IWSA discounts for this seminar.

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MAN Diesel Turbo – Recorded Presentation at IWSA Innovation Forum, SMM2016

Optimal Propulsion for Wind Hybrids : Business Development Manager, Kjartan Ross

If you missed the MAN DieselTurbo presentation at the International Windship Assoc. Innovation Forum at SMM2016, you can watch a video here. We will be posting this and other presentations from the Forum on our site shortly.

September 2016

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Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards

We are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards, and invite you to learn more about the winners and other nominees on our awards page http://wind-ship.org/en/innovation_awards_2016/

Innovation Category [sponsored by INSB Class]
- Winner – E-ship 1

Technology User Category [sponsored by Sustainable Shipping Initiative]
- Winner – Enercon

Research Category [sponsored by  Norsepower]
- Winner – University of South Pacific – Sustainable Sea Transport Programme

Lifetime Achievement Category [sponsored by Hamburg School of Business Administration]
- Winner – Wilhelm Proelss and Bernd Wagner – Windship Research & Dynarig.

Read all about the awards http://www.schiffundhafen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/SMM_Daily16_Tag4.pdf

http://www.marinelink.com/news/propulsion-innovation415317.aspx

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06-09 September SMM 2016

A huge thank you to all of the sponsors, panellists, presenters, co-exhibitors and stand visitors that helped make our time at SMM2016 so worthwhile. We would also like to thank the organisers at the Hamburg Messe and all of our suppliers. Finally the hard work of the IWSA support team.  Read more

We look forward to posting all of the presentations online in the coming week or so.

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08 SeptemberPeace Boat’s Ecoship project makes the front page of the largest circulation newspaper in Hamburg. http://www.abendblatt.de/wirtschaft/article208204285/So-sollen-Kreuzfahrtschiffe-in-Zukunft-sauberer-fahren.html

August 2016

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Press Release: Norsepower Gets Funds for World’s Largest Rotor Sail
Norsepower Oy will receive EUR 2.6 million (USD 2.9 million) in funding to further its research and development of the Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution technology.  Norsepower Press Release 2016-08-24

 

22 August

Booth Co-Exhibitors (SMM2016 – Hall A5-301)

The IWSA booth at SMM2016 is an opportunity for some of our members to showcase their projects and also to announce the latest developments in the project development. These include:

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Peaceboat: Ecoship
(Japan) – developing the world’s Greenest Cruise Liner
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Norsepower Oy Ltd (Finland) -  Norsepower Rotor Sail System
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(Japan) – Telescopically retractable rigid sails

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(Denmark) – Large Mutlihull design

21 August

WIND PROPULSION INNOVATION FORUM
The update schedule for our 4-day innovation forum at SMM2016 is now online. Details of the 15 technology presentations, 10 panel discussions and the other events are now available. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and expert panelists for this event who have helped us to put together a really interesting program MORE DETAILS

Schedule (Click on Graphic below)
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15 August

WIND PROPULSION INNOVATION AWARDS
The voting for the Innovation Awards is officially closed and we would like to thank those who cast over 4,000 votes for the excellent projects shortlisted by our expert panel. The main Award ceremony will be held as part of our Innovation Forum at SMM2016 on the 8th September (1600-2000). We will be honouring the Lifetime achievement award nominees earlier on the 6th September (1600-1800) More details

We hope that you’ll be able to come and join us there.

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05 August

RELEASE: Transitioning to Low Carbon Shipping Module – Sustainable Sea Transport Solutions for SIDS: Pacific Island Countries Case Studies.
http://unctadsftportal.org/sftftoolkit/transitioningtolowcarbonshippingmodule/

The Pacific region is at the forefront of climate change impact, but it is also leading the way in many aspects in the search for alternative, low carbon options for sea transport in SIDS, the critical arteries that will deliver truly sustainable development in these regions.

As part of the UNCTAD Sustainable Freight Transport and Finance Toolkit, the Universtiy of South Pacific and the Oceania Centre for Sustainable Transport have done a great job in puting together this module. It covers the unique challenges facing the Pacific region and the critical need for sustainable, low carbon sea transport. It gives an excellent overview of the challenges facing shipping as a whole, but then drills down to cover actual working examples of small commercial vessel wind propulsion projects and the practical steps being taken on the policy, regional framework development and future programs.

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05 August – IWSA SMM Innovation Forum
Our presentation and panel discussion schedule is now available on our SMM Conference page.

We will have over 30 presentations, discussion sessions and networking events in the forum area in front of our booth A301, Hall A5

04 August – Over 800 votes have been registered so far for the Innovation Awards, still 10 days to go – visit and vote here.AWARDS PAGE

 

July 2016

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Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

26 July – Uddate – The voting has been brisk in all of the categories and we have already had to upgrade the site to cope with the response, with over 500 votes already submitted. Voting is open until 15 August   – AWARDS PAGE

NOTE – Members should remember to email their votes for the special Lifetime Achievement Award – secretary (at) wind-ship.org

16 July

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The Windschip Project on display at the Dutch Embassy pavillion at the Fetes Maritimes Internationales Brest 2016

13 July

Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

We are very pleased to announce the Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards are open for voting. With a large number of high quality nominations to work through, our panel of expert judges have whitled those down to the shortlist finalists for the awards.

Congratulations go to the finalists in the four categories and we wish them all the best for garnering votes over the coming month  Voting is open until 15 August   – AWARDS PAGE

We would like to thank the judging panel for all of their work compiling this excellent shortlist. Our thanks go out to:

Alistair Fischbacher – Chief Executive, Sustainable Shipping Initiative, Catherine Austin – Editor – Shipping Efficiency Review (Fathom Maritime Intelligence), Craig Eason – Deputy Editor, Lloyds List, Dimitris Argyos – Author of Wind Propulsion Report & Fleet Performance Supervisor at BG Group, Gary A. Mc Intyre - Technical Project Manager – Vessel Management, J.Lauritzen A/S, Gavin Lipsith – Editor, The Motorship, Jasper Faber (PhD) – CE Delft – Coordinator Aviation and Shipping, Katharine Palmer – Manager Environment & Sustainability, Lloyd’s Register Marine, Michael Traut (Dr.) – Tyndall Centre – Manchester University, Michael Vahs (Capt/Prof.) – Emden Leer University & Wind Propulsion Specialist, Nishatabbas Rehmatulla (Dr.) - Research Associate, UCL Energy Institute., Orestis Schinas (Prof.) – Shipping & Ship Finance, Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA), Osman Turan (Prof.)  – Director of Research Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde
Peter Schenzle – Wind propulsion specialist, inventor of Indosail system & lecturer at Hamburg University of Technology, Pierre C Sames, (Dr.-Ing.) - Group Technology and Research Director, DNV GL AS, Sam Kimmins – Sustainability Consultant (Sustainable Transport specialist), Sara Skold -Clean Shipping Index and Sustainable Transport Consultant

We would like to take this opportunity to thank this year’s Award sponsors:

  1. Wind Propulsion in Commercial Shipping – Innovation Award
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  2. Wind Propulsion Technology User Award
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  3. Wind Propulsion Research Award
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  1. Special Award : Lifetime Achievement Award (Award Ceremony – 6th Sept)
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Voting is open until 15 August   – AWARDS PAGE

We look forward to seeing you at the Awards ceremony on 8th September at SMM2016 in Hamburg (the special Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented on the 6th September)

 

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SMM Presentation Schedule (6-9th Sept, 2016) – Call for Papers 

SMM 2016 – call for papers / presentations. As you know we have a small dedicated presentation area next to our Booth at SMM 6-9 September and this is a great opportunity to present to an engaged industry audience. For more details – see IWSA@SMM2016

We will also have a number of panel discussions on the vision for wind propulsion & sustainability, barriers & solutions, finance, research, logistics & cargo, ship designmedia perceptions and future research areas. These should be great opportunities to hear expert opinion and engage with the development of the sector. Please let us know if you would like to participate on any one of those panels – secretary(at)wind-ship.org

This call for paper will end on 14th July, so that we can set the schedule, of course further late entries will be accepted but there will be less space available.

If you are interested in marketing opportunities connected with the presentation schedule, please check out our IWSA_SMM2016_Brochure and Gavin directly on the email above

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05 July – Wind Propulsion Meeting in Brussels
IWSA representatives will be joining the wind propulsion stakeholder workshop for the EU DG Clima research project – to discuss policy actions at EU and global level to overcome the barriers to the development and uptake of wind propulsion technologies. We are looking forward to a very constructive day of discussions with colleagues from across the wind propulsion technology, shipping, policy and research sectors.

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13 – 19 July: WINDFINDER WORKSHOP AT BREST 2016
Come and join! – 6-day Windfinder workshop “How to turn headwind into propulsion”

By order of the Embassy of the Netherlands, a 3 meter model of a basic headwind-driven Windfinder will be built and launched at the maritime festival Brest 2016, where the Netherlands are Guest of Honor.

With eight sails straight against the wind! Find out how this works, help building the boat and sewing sails, listen to stories of the life-size Windfinders on the ocean, and hear about our experimental boat building expedition of the coming years…

More here: Windvinder Website 

June 2016

New Members & Supporters

IWSA welcomes three new members/supporters to the association and we look forward to working together to build a sustainable shipping future with wind propulsion as a credible and viable propulsion technology solution

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Bound4Blue (Spain)

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VoyageVert (UK)

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Stretch Space Ltd. (UK)

 

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Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

IWSA Awards – A big thank you for all of the Award nominations, we have recieved over 40 nominations across the four categories and the judges are currently whittling those down to shortlists for each category, not an easy task. We are planning to have the voting page up and running by mid-July.

23 June

Innovation of the Year Award Certificate
Norsepower recieves the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award at the  2016 Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards’ ceremony, which took place at Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam.

http://www.marinelink.com/news/norsepowers-innovation411703.aspx

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SNAME – Greek Section  – Wind Propulsion Presentation

On 19 May, Guilhem Gaillarde, Head of Ships Department at Maritime Research Institute MARIN, made a presentation on the efficient use of environment for the benefit of shipping. Mr. Gaillarde started his presentation by making reference to the increasing possibilities, offered by wind propulsion to maritime transportation during the last 5 years. He presented its recent evolution, suggesting that the emerging industry has matured in a rapid way, and started proposing viable solutions. The presentation was done at MARAN & ALPHA tankers building in Athens.

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IWSA will join 40 other teams in the Renewable Energies World Championship cycle race in Julienas, 60 Km from Lyon in the magnificent region of the Beaujolais, France on 8th October 2016   http://www.renewable-energies-world-championship.com/

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Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

07 June – The final day for nominations for the First International Windship Association Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards. These awards will recognise pioneering projects and technological innovation in the development of wind propulsion for technically and commercially viable solutions for the shipping industry. The awards spotlight individuals and companies making a real difference in advancing wind propulsion as a low carbon, truly sustainable option for the world’s shipping fleet. If you can’t meet the deadline, please contact us asap – Nominations

The 2016 awards ceremony will be held in the new A5 Green Propulsion Hall at SMM 2016 (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology conference) in Hamburg from 6th-9th September 2016

May 2016

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27 May – Blueweek – Natural Propulsion Seminar – 24th May & IWSA Meeting 25th May
A big thank you to all attendees and presenters and to MARIN for hosting the whole Blueweek event. A highly successful showcase of some of wind propulsion technologies, current research and projects that are furthering the development of the sector. Looking forward to further presentations and discussion at SMM 2016 in September.

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Call for Papers – SMM2016

SMM 2016 – call for papers / presentations. As you know we have a small dedicated presentation area next to our Booth at SMM 6-9 September and this is a great opportunity to present to an engaged industry audience. For more details – see IWSA@SMM2016

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If you would like to present about your technology, windship project, wind propulsion research paper or complimentary technologies, please send a short abstract to secretary[at]windship.org. There will be a small charge for association members to help cover the presentation area costs. Research/academic slots will have no charge. http://wind-ship.org/en/iwsa-smm2016/

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Blueweek – Natural Propulsion Seminar – 24th May
REMINDER – IWSA is working in association with MARIN to put on this year’s Natural Propulsion Seminar as part of Blueweek. We will be chairing this year’s seminar to be held on 24th May in Waggingen, Netherlands. Presentation line-up has been announced - DOWNLOAD , including many IWSA members. REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN  [No Charge]

IWSA will also be holding it’s half yearly meeting/conference on the following day, 25th May at the same venue and we look forward to welcoming many of our members and supporters to that event too. Members & Supporters – Contact us if you would like to attend  secretary(at)wind-ship.org

 

Recent News Releases

Peace Boat Ecoship: ‘World’s Most Sustainable Cruise Ship’
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Peace Boat Ecoship Project & Natural Propulsion Features
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Propulsion Features of “Future-Ready” Ecoship to Be Presented at Natural Propulsion Seminar- Ship & Bunker
Ship Design: Project Aims to Design World’s Most Sustainable Cruise Ship – Ship Efficiency Review

Nominations Open for Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016 – Ship & Bunker
IWSA to recognise Wind Propulsion Innovation – The Motorship
IWSA requests nominations for the WPI Awards 2016
– All About Shipping
International Windship Association requests nominations for Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016 – Ship Management International
Ship Efficiency Review Editor Catherine Austin Joins Expert Judging Panel For Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards – Shipping Efficiency Review
International Windship Association Launches Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards - Shipping Efficiency Review

Sow the Wind (Technology) and Reap the Rewards - Shipping Efficiency Review
Sow the Wind (Technology) and Reap the Rewards – All About Shipping
Natural Propulsion Seminar – The Motorship

Logistik-Projekt : VW will Umweltprobleme mit dem ersten modernen Segelfrachter der Welt umschiffen (Volkswagen: Seriously considering transporting cars by Modern Sailing Freighter) – Spiegel

Shift happens – Diane Gilpin from the Smart Green Shipping Alliance makes the case for renewable energy use at sea. – Splash 24/7

SA to recognise wind propulsion innovati

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New Shortlist Judge – We would like to welcome aboard Dr. Nishatabbas Rehmatulla, Research Associate at UCL Energy Institute, UCL. He is involved in the Shipping and Changing Climates project and brings a good deal of experience and insight to the panel. Check Innovation Award

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Launch: Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2016

We are happy to announce the launch of the first International Windship Association Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards. These awards will recognise pioneering projects and technological innovation in the development of wind propulsion for technically and commercially viable solutions for the shipping industry. The awards spotlight individuals and companies making a real difference in advancing wind propulsion as a low carbon, truly sustainable option for the world’s shipping fleet. Nominations open now!

The 2016 awards ceremony will be held in the new A5 Green Propulsion Hall at SMM 2016 (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology conference) in Hamburg from 6th-9th September 2016

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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 in the exciting new A5 Hall, which is a big draw specialising in sustainable, alternative propulsion solutions. We also have secured a presentation area where we will have 4-days of wind propulsion project showcases, panel discussions on the future of the sector, unveiling leading research papers along with film showings and networking events.

 

April 2016

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Blueweek – Natural Propulsion Seminar – 24th May
We are pleased to announce that IWSA is working in association with MARIN to put on this year’s Natural Propulsion Seminar as part of Blueweek. We will be chairing this year’s seminar to be held on 24th May in Waggingen, Netherlands. Presentation line-up has been announced - DOWNLOAD , including many IWSA members. REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN
IWSA will also be holding it’s half yearly meeting/conference on the following day, 25th May at the same venue and we look forward to welcoming many of our members and supporters to that event too. Members & Supporters – Contact us if you would like to attend  secretary(at)wind-ship.org

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Fiji Cyclone & Sail Cargo Relief Project Appeal

In the aftermath of the super cyclone hit on the islands of Fiji, our good friends and IWSA supporters, the Fijian Voyaging Society and Uto ni Yalo Trust will be putting their traditional sailing vessel the SV Uto ni Yalo to work ferrying much needed reconstruction supplies to remote islands throughout the effected region. We hope you can help support these efforts to deliver these goods over the coming months on a sailing vessel designed to service these hard to reach communities in the Pacific.

ABC news reported on 21 March “Cyclone Winston – Fiji’s worst-recorded cyclone —swept across the island nation on February 20 killing more than 40 people and flattening communities. According to the government, an estimated 32,000 homes were left damaged or destroyed and 350,000 people have been affected by the cyclone.” They are currently facing two more cyclones in the next few days.

News Links: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-21/fiji-extends-state-of-disaster-in-wake-of-cyclone-winston/7264482
http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-cyclone-fiji-idUKKCN0WN0ZB
The Uto ni Yalo Trust coordinator, Colin Philp sent me the following message:

“The past few weeks has been spent on repairs and crew training in preparation to join the relief effort. Initially there has been a huge rush to help those in need in the outer islands. We feel that the Trust can be more useful in the medium to long term when those currently providing valuable assistance return home. By using local knowledge and working closely with strategic partners to target our assistance to areas most in need of attention. We are carrying out our first outer island trip with building materials and supplies next week in conjunction with our National Olympic Committee. Levuka produces some of the best weightlifters in the Pacific and their gym was totally destroyed in the cyclone. This gym is also used as the national training centre and has produced many international standard weight lifters including several Commonwealth Games medalists and even Olympic standard lifters. Next we will be working on visiting other islands in the Lomaiviti Group including Koro, Mokogai, Batiki, Nairai and Moturiki then there is interest in the Uto ni Yalo also going as far as Vanuabalavu to drop off supplies in conjunction with the Methodist Church Headquarters team.

We are looking for donations to help cover costs for our core crew of 6 (including the skipper) allowances for travel, communications etc plus food for crew and visitors on board that come along from the various NGO’s to help distribute the supplies. Please follow our activities on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FijiIslandsVoyagingSociety and do share this with others in your network who might be willing to assist us in helping those in need in the outer islands.”

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IWSA is supporting this call for help and we will be forwarding 100% of all donations received through our paypal donation link in a lump sum to the Uto Ni Yalo Trust so we can reduce bank transfer fees. If you would like to make a donation, please click on the link below or use the same link half way down the IWSA home page.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=SW74J9BFCJWC6

If you would prefer to make a donation directly to the trust, we can supply you with the bank transfer details or you can contact the trust directly, through Colin Philp colinphilp@icloud.com or  through the FIVS facebook page on the link above.

We will post updates over the coming months and your support is greatly appreciated.

19 April

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07 April

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As part of the IWSA education program, we are organising this Wind Propulsion & Ship Finance seminar bringing together shipping finance experts and MBA students from the Hamburg School of Business Administration, students and researchers from University College London, Energy Institute. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI2040) and Carbon War Room will also present their innovative ship finance programs.

Calls for Papers

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RINA – Energy Efficient Ships 2016 – 23-24 November        http://www.rina.org.uk/EES_2016.html

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Fathom – Ship Efficiency 2016 – 2-3 November 2016 http://www.fathomshippingevents.com/ship-efficiency-the-event-call-for-papers.html

March 2016

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Inerjy – Wind Turbine Vessel

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Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)

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The Bessie Ellen – Sail Cargo Vessel

New Supporter

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Deltamarin - Deltachallenger Design

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New Supporter

Siegfried Wagner – Naval Architect

 

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SMM Booth and Presentation area (6-9 September)
As many of you already know, IWSA will have a booth in the new A5 hall, which is a new exhibition area dedicated entirely to ‘green propulsion’, covering all aspects of alternative and environment friendly technologies in marine propulsion. http://www.smm-hamburg.com/en/
SMM is the world’s leading maritime trade fair, last year it welcomed 50,000 visitors from 108 nations. With 2,141 exhibitors from 67 countries.
We have also arranged a presentation area close to the IWSA booth, that will be operating throughout the 4 day event, with over twenty presentations, panel discussions, networking events and more – details to follow shortly.

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Announcement: One Sails is working on a Transport Technology Research Innovation Grant to look at the use of small autonomous windships for coastal transport.

Coasters of various sizes carry goods around the coast of the UK. Increasing the volumes carried would have the effect of reducing the traffic volumes on the road and rail network and providing a very environmentally efficient and cost effective mode of transport. Fuel and crew costs are an upwards driver on vessel size, but for maximum flexibility of consignment size, widest choice of ports and minimum loading/unloading times smaller vessels would be preferable. Autonomous (i.e. uncrewed) wind powered vessels may serve to reduce the upward pressure on vessel size from these factors.
This project aims to identify if there are any suitable routes, that may be used to test proof of concept vessels to demonstrate the commercial and functional viability of small autonomous wind powered cargo vessels.
Autonomous aircraft and self driving cars are rapidly developing fields, and small autonomous surface and underwater vessels are in common use for surveying and oceanographic purposes. Autonomous ships have been proposed, and are in development. As well as being less legally challenging, coastal traffic is an appropriate area to first develop autonomous vessels as the ship size tends to be smaller and operating close to shore intervention in the event of mishap will be easier. By reducing labour costs autonomous vessels may change the optimum economic size of the vessel.
Smaller vessels have a higher specific fuel consumption than large vessels (they require more fuel per ton of cargo moved). Wind assisted vessels can make significant fuel savings. Wind powered coastal cargo vessels are a proven technology even predating the wheel. The technology in hull, rig and sail design necessary to exploit this potential is currently being exploited in the leisure marine market and is a field where Britain has a significant market share.
http://www.onesails.com/technology/wing-sails/wing-sails

 

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Press Release: Norsepower has entered the finals of the European Marine Engineering
Awards, being a shortlisted candidate for the Fuel Efficiency Award. Norsepower Marine Engineering Finalist EN 2016-03-07

The public voting for the award takes place at
http://www.marinepropulsionconference.com/awards/fuel-efficiency-award
until Friday 11 March.

February 2016

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Blueweek – Natural Propulsion Seminar – 24th May
We are pleased to announce that IWSA is working in association with MARIN to put on this year’s Natural Propulsion Seminar as part of Blueweek. We will be chairing this year’s seminar to be held on 24th May in Waggingen, Netherlands. More details of the presenter line up to come.
IWSA will also be holding it’s half yearly meeting/conference on the following day, 25th May at the same venue and we look forward to welcoming many of our members and supporters to that event too. www.blueweek.nl

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Green Ship Technology Conference (GST 2016) Innovation Panel Discussion – Gavin Allwright, Secretary of IWSA will moderate the innovation panel discussion at this month’s GST conference, on 16th March, Copenhagen. Discussion theme: Technology hub: moving ‘novel technologies’ from concept to reality.
Panel members include; Noah Silberschmidt, CEO – Silverstream Technologies, Bruno Bouckaert, Sales Director, Hull Vane BV, Tuomas Riski, CEO – Norsepower Oy, Gerd Wessels, Managing Owner, Wessels Reederei GmbH & Co KG, Gary McIntyre, Technical Project Manager – Vessel Management, Lauritzen Kosen

13th Annual Green Ship Technology: The leading environmental shipping event in the industry calendar, 15 – 18 March 2016 Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen http://www.greenshiptechnology.com
Come and join us!

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CMA 2016 – 31st Annual Shipping Conference and Exhibition, Hilton Hotel, Stamford, Connecticut 21-23 March, 2016 – IWSA is an official supporter of one of the largest shipping events in North America. http://www.cmashipping2016.com . Our US members look forward to meeting you there.

January 2016

On se mettait au transport à voile ?

Le bateau est le plus important moyen de transport de marchandises sur longues distances dans le monde. Presque tous nos vêtements, appareils électroménagers ou matériaux de construction ont pris la voie des mers, et par là, émis des quantités énormes de CO2. Peu cher et pouvant transporter des charges très lourdes, le transport maritime serait le quatrième émetteur mondial de CO2 s’il était un pays. Difficile aujourd’hui d’imaginer se passer de ce service, mais dans un monde où le pétrole va devenir de plus en plus cher, certains commencent à penser à développer d’autres moyens de faire avancer les bateaux.

http://www.lemonde.fr/grands-formats/visuel/2016/01/13/et-si-on-se-mettait-au-transport-a-voile_4846526_4497053.html

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Wind+Wing Technologies (WWT) announced its fuel-free, wind-assist commuter ferry design received a 2015 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award in the Engineering category. The Napa-based company is featured in the highly anticipated December issue, which just recently hit newsstands. WWT is the only engineering winner in all of the state.

It’s a huge coup for the company, who is actively pursuing funding and implementation of its wind-assist vessel design on Bay Area ferry routes, including the Richmond route and the new Treasure Island route slated for 2019. WWT has also submitted general plans of a full-scale 400+ passenger vessel to the United States Coast Guard, and has received positive feedback on the design.

PRESS RELEASE; WWT_PopSciPressRelease


Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of our members, associates and supporters. 2015 was a very active and important year for IWSA and we look forward to building on that solid foundation in the coming year.

December 2015

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS – 2016

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38th Motorship Propulsion & Emissions Conference – Hamburg, Germany – 11-12 May 2016
IWSA Official Supporting Organisation

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CMA SHIPPING 2016 – Connecticut Maritime Association’s 31st Annual Shipping Conference and Exhibition – Connecticut, USA – 21-23 March 2016
IWSA Official Supporting Organisation

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Green Ship Technology Conference 2016 – Copenhagen, Denmark 15-18 March 2016
IWSA secretary will be moderating innovation panel discussion at the biggest environmental shipping event in the industry calendar.

06 December – World Climate Summit

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IWSA will be participating in the World Climate Summit on Sunday, bringing sustainable shipping & logistics and the case for wind propulsion and renewable energy development within the shipping industry.

World Climate Ltd is partnering with Sustainia, a leading global sustainability think tank, in coordinating the 6th annual World Climate Summit.

Together, they will organise the most impactful conference and awards show during the UNFCCC COP21, by bringing the top 100 sustainability solutions, and convening 500 business, finance, and government leaders and celebrities during a weekend of solutions for our climate.
www.wclimate.com

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PRESS RELEASE – Peaceboat Ecoship Project
For Immediate Release Peace Boat Ecoship at COP

Press Brief Invitation – 05 December, le Bourget, COP21, Paris
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05 December

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« De la course au large au transport maritime : les solutions de demain pour de nouveaux modes de propulsion à voile sur les mers »

Dans le contexte de la COP21 et dans le cadre de l’initiative Solutions COP21 MER FORTE a le plaisir de vous inviter à une conférence – Samedi 5 décembre à 14h au Grand Palais à Paris

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New Dawn Traders - Fair Trade by Sail

NEW SUPPORTER

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02 December

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Shipping, trade and 2°C
… l’amuse bouche to the IMO/ICAO event on International Transport (18.30)
Organised by the Universities of Manchester, East Anglia and University College London (UCL)  (Kevin Anderson; Alice Bows-Larkin; Annela Anger-Kraavi and Tristan Smith)
Venue: Room 13, Bellona-CICERO Pavilion, Hall 3, Le Bourget, Blue Zone
Date: Wed. 2nd December
Time: 16.00-17.30
Download: Shipping event Paris 2015 – UoM, UEA & UCL

01 December

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“Shipping- part of the climate solution”
The International Chamber of Shipping, Armateurs de France and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association

In recent decades, human activity has impacted climate and natural environment all over our planet. 90 per cent of the world’s traded goods are seaborne and shipping is today the most energy-efficient mode of transportation. As the largest and most important means of global, intercontinental transport, shipping has a strong responsibility for ensuring sustainable development and a healthy environment.
Climate change is a global challenge, and shipping wants to take part in the important discussions on climate change mitigation. The industry is committed to reducing its CO2 footprint and is working to improve its climate performance.

Open discussion on “Shipping – part of the climate solution”
Tuesday December 1st at Centre Pompidou, Paris, at 10 am- 14 pm
https://www.rederi.no/en/aktuelt/2015/shipping–cop-21-roundtable/
Speakers include:
Ségolène Royal, French minister of Ecology; Sustainable development and Energy
Christiana Figueres , Executive Secretary, UNFCCC (tbc)
Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General, ICS
Tine Sundtoft, Minister of Environment and Climate, Norway
Edmund Hughes, Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, IMO
Sturla Henriksen, CEO Norwegian Shipowners’ Association
Gildas Maire, President Armateurs de France, the French Shipowners’ Association
Jose Maria Figueres, Global Ocean Comission
Sabrina Chao, Hong Kong Shipowners Association, Chairman of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited
Diane Gilpin, Smart Green Shipping Alliance

 

November 2015

29 November – IWSA PRESS RELEASE – Commercial opportunities for shipping from decarbonisation through Windpower – COP21 Press Release – IWSA 29 Nov

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24 November – PRESS RELEASENorsepower – Second rotor delivered to M/V Estraden
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NEWS RELEASE – The Avontuur’s masts are in!
Timbercoast has reached a big milestone in their pursuit of putting cargo under sail in the South Pacific this week when they stepped their brand new masts onto their ship the Avontuur.  Timbercoast – News Release

Wind Win Win - read this release from Smart Green Shipping Alliance

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IWSA secretary visit to Eco Flettner team in Emden Leer, Germany. Looking forward to following the installation of the test rotor on the MV Fehn Pollux in 2016.

28 November

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Sail transport in the Puget Sound
End-of-Season Debriefing: lessons learned and next steps
Saturday, November 28, 1 – 3 pm
Ballard Library: Community Room
5614 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(accessible directly via 40, 44, and connecting D Line bus)
Contact: Kathy@salishseatrading.coop

24-26 November
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SCC 2015 -INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SHIPPING IN CHANGING CLIMATES -Technologies, Operations, Logistics and Policies towards meeting 2050 Emission Targets


26 November 2015

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Portsmouth University – Sustainable shipping and Wind propulsion presentation & seminar.

12 November 2015

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Vindskip & Smart Green Shipping Alliance presenting at Norwegian Shipowners’ Association – Nov 12th 2015 – Energy Efficient Shipping
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10 November 2015
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2nd Energy Efficiency in Shipping Conference – IWSA members presenting  Brochure

10-12 November

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IWSA at the Motorships LNG and Alternative Fuels conference as an official supporting organisation in Hamburg 10-12 November.

Nous vous remercions de nouveau chaleureusement pour votre inscription à la conférence organisée par Armateurs de France et Surfrider Foundation Europe le lundi 16 novembre 2015 au Pavillon TARA Océan & Climat (Paris – Pont Alexandre III) sur le thème :

« L’Europe du transport et des services maritimes dans la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique

Enjeux réglementaires et défis technologiques à l’approche de la COP21 »

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October 2015

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09 October – Seminar & Presentation at UN-affiliated World Maritime University
Excellent group discussions with two combined classes at WMU – Selected Maritime Law and Policy Issues, led by Associate Prof Aref Fakhry & Energy Management, Renewable Energy Use and Innovation in the Maritime Industry led by Prof Aykut Ölcer) Students and participants from South Africa, Nigeria, Philippines, Malawi, Ukraine, and PRC.

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Announcement: Launch of the new English language website for the University of Tokyo’s Windchallenger Project  http://wind.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_en.html

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05-06 Oct – IWSA Annual General Meeting & Open Event
A big thank you to all attendees, whether via skype or in-person. A lot of work done and decisions made and some excellent discussions and exciting projects put forward for the coming year. A big thank you to our sponsors:

NARS Maritime Logistics & Maritime Services
Wing + Wind Technologies
The Windschip Project
New Dawn Traders
Blue Technology

Meeting Outcome Paper – coming soon. Reserve a copy NOW! – secretary@wind-ship.org

September 2015

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29 Sept PRESS RELEASE: NEW THAMES SAILING BARGE WILL REQUIRE CARGO – Construction has started of the first full-sized, trading, steel Thames sailing barge since 1930. Building their own new barge will significantly reduce Sea-Change’s operating costs whilst increasing sustainability. The charity is looking for companies located in areas bordering the Thames estuary who see benefit in shipping goods under sail within this area, perhaps between North Kent and Harwich.
Download Sea Change Sailing Trust Press Release 290915

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25 Sept – Fehn Ship Management will install a Flettner rotor onboard the „Fehn Pollux“ next year. READ (Hellenic Shipping News)

23 Sept – The First ECO-Flettner Rotor Launched in Leer: German-Dutch INTERREG 4-A Project MariTIM,  (subproject “Wind Hybrid Coaster”) met for a traditional launch of the newly-developed sailing technology. READ

Watch Eco flettner film

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23 Sept -  Announcement – Only 12 days to go. RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW : IWSA Annual General Meeting, Open Forum and Networking Event – 05-06 October, Central Copenhagen

Meet our members in person, get updates on the upcoming wind technologies, network with industry members interested in wind propulsion. Work stream presentations and discussions on policy, technical standards, finance, communications and market transformation

05th October
1830-2100 Drinks and networking event [OPEN SESSION]

06th October
0830 (or 0900) -1230 Main AGM – closed event for members only. Skype link, probably 10-15 members/supporters. Main IWSA administration business (MEMBERS & REGISTERED SUPPORTERS ONLY)

1230-1330 –Lunch (MEMBERS & REGISTERED SUPPORTERS) – food/drinks for member attendees – costs covered by members themselves.

1330-1730 – work stream meetings (1 hour) and open forum (2 hours) 5-10 min presentations from each of the work streams with 20 minutes discussion (Tech, Finance, Market transformation, Communication, Policy) Networking (1 hour) [OPEN SESSION]

1730- second party, work stream closed meetings if requested [OPEN SESSION]

If you would like join us – send an email to secretary@wind-ship.org for further details

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Announcement: IWSA Communication Packages

We are offering these communication packages to shipping industry stakeholders as a means to engage with our growing membership, supporters and growing network. These include mail outs to our network, website banners and web listing, the opportunity to present products and services and to network at our IWSA events. The association has received a great reception in its founding year and as we grow further it is an excellent time to build relationships with an emerging market, energetic projects and innovation leaders.

Download package details – DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

TIME LIMITED OFFER – we are offering 50% off upgrades to Gold & Platinum packages if those are reserved before our IWSA AGM event on 06 October, in Copenhagen. Please contact the IWSA Secretary to reserve your package now or to discuss further sponsorship opportunities   secretary@windship.org


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Salish Sea Trading Cooperative Brochure
Sailor-owned cooperative is patiently revitalizing sail transport as an intelligent and creative response to climate change, peak oil, and other resource constraints.
Download  Salish Sea Trading – PDF_September_2015_brochure

 

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Fair Transport Press Release – FairTransport-NordlysPress release
MAIDEN TRIP OF SAILING CARGO VESSEL NORDLYS

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GreenPort Congress 2015

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IWSA Official Supporting Organisation

The 10th GreenPort Congress will provide decision makers from the port community – port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, logistics operators – with a meeting place to both learn about and discuss the latest in sustainable development and environmental practice to enable them to effectively implement the changes needed to reduce their carbon footprint and to be more sensitive to environmental considerations. Congress will highlight the innovations in equipment and technology to allow port users to adhere to policy, whilst illustrating practical solutions through case studies from the global logistics chain.

• A 10% discount for all IWSA members to attend – book online. Contact Gavin on secretary@wind-ship.org for the discount code. 

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Come and Join US!

IWSA Annual General Meeting, Open Forum and Networking Event – 05-06 October

05th October
1830-2100 Drinks and networking event [OPEN SESSION]

06th October
0830 (or 0900) -1230 Main AGM – closed event for members only. Skype link, probably 10-15 members/supporters. Main IWSA administration business (MEMBERS & REGISTERED SUPPORTERS ONLY)

1230-1330 –Lunch (MEMBERS & REGISTERED SUPPORTERS) – food/drinks for member attendees – costs covered by members themselves.

1330-1730 – work stream meetings (1 hour) and open forum (2 hours) 5-10 min presentations from each of the work streams with 20 minutes discussion (Tech, Finance, Market transformation, Communication, Policy) Networking (1 hour) [OPEN SESSION]

1730- second party, work stream closed meetings if requested [OPEN SESSION]

If you would like join us – send an email to secretary@wind-ship.org for further details

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Download Flettner Freighter Design Fact Sheet Factsheet_FlettnerFreighter

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News Releases – from Research Institute MARIKO (German)
http://www.mariko-leer.de/news/eroeffnunf-greenshipping-niedersachsen/
http://www.mariko-leer.de/news/studie-hart-am-wind/
http://www.mariko-leer.de/news/abschlusskonferenz-maritim/

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Member Webpage

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Maine Sail Freight (US)

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Member Webpage

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MARIKO [Maritimes Kompetenzzentrum Leer gemeinnützige GMBH] (Germany)

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Member Webpage


Smart Green Shipping Alliance (UK)


ANNOUNCEMENT: New Member Webpage

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Timbercoast (Germany/Australia)

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Press Release:
BIG NEWS! Nordlys -Ready About
Fair winds and following seas.. And off she goes.. After months of hard work Nordlys is ready to set sail.

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Congratulations to Norsepower for winning the Energy Efficiency Solution award in the annual Ship Efficiency Awards, organized by Fathom Maritime Intelligence and hosted by LR. award
PRESS RELEASE: Norsepower Press Release 2015-09-10 EN FI

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A big thank you to the Fathom Team for the Ship Efficiency Event, we would also like to thank the Award judges: Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO; Craig Eason, Lloyd’s List; Oskar Levander, Rolls Royce; Tristan Smith, UCL and Roger Strevens, Wallenius Wilhelmsen. Katharine Palmer, Environmental Manager from Lloyd’s Register chaired the judging proceedings.

IWSA Finalists in ‘Initiative of the Year’ category

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IWSA Secretary Gavin Allwright and Madadh MacLaine, IWSA Event Coordinator collect the ‘Finalist’ certificate for ‘Initiative of the Year’ at the Ship Efficiency Awards 2016

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Press release -WINDS OF CHANGE GATHERING SPEED AT THE 2015 SHIP EFFICIENCY AWARDS.

INTERNATIONAL WINDSHIP ASSOCIATION and MEMBERS Finalists in 3 Categories for the Ship Efficiency Awards Download - PRESS RELEASE – Ship Efficiency & Wind Propulsion & Graphics


August 2015

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Announcement – IWSA is an official supporting organisation for the 6th Motorship Gas Fuelled Ships Conference

This two-day technical conference provides the latest information on LNG and other ‘fuels of the future’ Hamburg, Germany on 10-12 November 2015.Contact IWSA secretary for further information and member discounts. GFS 2015 Conference Programme

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Announcement: IWSA Communication Packages

We are offering these communication packages to shipping industry stakeholders as a means to engage with our growing membership, supporters and growing network. These include mail outs to our network, website banners and web listing, the opportunity to present products and services and to network at our IWSA events. The association has received a great reception in its founding year and as we grow further it is an excellent time to build relationships with an emerging market, energetic projects and innovation leaders.

Download package details – DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

TIME LIMITED OFFER – we are offering 50% off upgrades to Gold & Platinum packages if those are reserved before our IWSA AGM event on 06 October, in Copenhagen. Please contact the IWSA Secretary to reserve your package now or to discuss further sponsorship opportunities   secretary@windship.org

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Call for Papers – Electric & Hybrid Marine World Conference 2016

Submit your proposal immediately or no later than 28 August 2015
If you wish to discuss your proposal call or email Samuel Gee – Programme Director
+44 1306 871209 or email samuel.gee@ukipme.com
To submit a proposal for the 2016 conference: click here

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23 August – University of South Pacific (USP) launches free Online Climate Change mini Course

5 week Course – For more details or to register for this free course, go to www.uspmoocpaccc.org  The course starts on 28th August 2015.


New Research Paper: The Solodamu Surveys: determining fossil fuel use and sea transport need in a coastal village in Fiji  –
Alison P. Newell & Amelia R.T. Bola – Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji & School of Marine Studies, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

View Abstract & Download full text: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2015.00059/abstract

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19 August – Additional Wind Propulsion FINALISTS in Fathom Ship Efficiency Awards

Congratulations to Norsepower & Deltamarin for being selected as finalists in the Fathom Shipping Efficiency Awards. http://www.fathomshippingevents.com/ship-efficiency-the-awards-2015.html
Norsepower selected in the ‘Energy Efficiency Solution’ category and Deltamarin (using Norsepower rotors), in ‘The One to Watch’ category.

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Announcement – IWSA AGM 06 October

We will hold this year’s AGM in Copenhagen on 06 October. This coincides with Danish Maritime Week 05-09 October and the day before the Greenport conference (07-09 Oct) which IWSA is a supporting organisation. More details to follow soon

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19 August – FINALIST in Fathom Ship Efficiency Award ‘Initiative of the Year’ Award

ISWA has been selected as one of five finalists for this prestigous award hosted by Lloyds Register. The Award winners will be announced during the Ship Efficiency conference on 09 September as part of London International Shipping Week.
Download Press Release Ship Efficiency Awards -IWSA Finalist – press release 19Aug2015

Fathom Ship Efficiency Event 08-09 September

Come visit the IWSA booth at the event to be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre – we look forward to seeing you there.

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London International Shipping Week – IWSA Supporting Organisation

We are happy to announce that IWSA is an official supporting organisation of the London International Shipping Week. 07-11 September https://www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com/
Please contact the IWSA secretary for further details and member discounts.

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Final Call for Tenders – EU (DG ENV + CLIMA) – Study on analysis of market potentials and market barriers for wind propulsion technologies for ships.

The general objective of this study contract is to provide support to the Commission services to explore how further support can be provided to ensure that wind propulsion technologies are deployed in the shipping sector. https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=922 Deadline 21 Aug 2015


July 2015

 

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RETURN OF SAIL – “Fleet of cargo sailing ships unites under Fairtransport flag.”

Brigantine Tres Hombres made her maiden voyage in 2009 to the climate conference in Copenhagen. Since then, year after year she has been sailing down to the West indies and up to Europe, hauling precious cargoes of cacao, coffee, tea, rum, spices and more. Leaving in her wake: no emissions, and just the wind, for the next ship to use… Now, those next ships are here, and being united. Since last year the beautifull newly built lugger Grayhound is trading with cargo, the famous cargo schooner Avontuur is being refitted in Germany as we speak and the ancient (built in 1873) wooden trawler Nordlys is making ready to set sail with cargo again, this summer. The owners of all these ships have now officially agreed to unite under and be promoted by the flag of Fairtransport.
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Nomination – Fathom Ship Efficiency ‘Initiative of the Year’ Award

IWSA has been nominated for the Fathom Ship Efficiency ‘Initiative of the Year’ award to be announced on 09 September during London International Shipping Week.

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Announcement – IWSA AGM 06 October

We will hold this year’s AGM in Copenhagen on 06 October. This coincides with Danish Maritime Week 05-09 October and the day before the Greenport conference (07-09 Oct) which IWSA is a supporting organisation. More details to follow.

June 2015

 

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26 June – EU Call for Tenders (DG ENV + CLIMA) – Study on analysis of market potentials and market barriers for wind propulsion technologies for ships.

The general objective of this study contract is to provide support to the Commission services to explore how further support can be provided to ensure that wind propulsion technologies are deployed in the shipping sector. https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=922 Deadline 21 Aug 2015

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23-25 June Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo

IWSA members attending the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Conference 2015 in Amsterdam

IWSA secretary visits Republic of the Marshall Islands

 

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Natural Propulsion Seminar Presentations Online

Presentations from the Natural Propulsion seminar are available online on the Blueforum.org website, at the following address: http://www.blueforum.org/?page_id=1994

[Presentations that were allowed to be put online from the seminars from 2012 up to the latest seminar in April 2015 are there.]

The 2016 Seminar will be held at MARIN, Wageningen, in the Netherlands. Exact date will follow after the summer. If you wish already to submit presentations for next year, please do not hesitate to contact MARIN – Guilhem Gaillarde, Chairman Natural Propulsion seminar: G.Gaillarde@marin.nl

 

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Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology confirms fuel-saving potential in two independent trials by NAPA and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Norsepower Press Release 2015-06-01 EN

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Announcement – 13 June – Welcome back party for Tres Hombres and her crew

Location: Willemsoord 73, Den Helder Netherlands
Time and date: 13th of June 2015 starting at 1pm (13:00)
Music: By Zinkzand!!

Tres Hombres will also be in Amsterdam from 5th until 10th of June 2015    Fairtransport BV Shipping & Trading

 

May 2015

 

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Vindskip™ has been nominated to Next Generation Ship Award Nor-Shipping 2015, please check: http://www.messe.no/en/nor-shipping/Spotlight-on-excellence/Next-Generation-Ship-Award-2015/Next-Generation-Ship-Award-2015-nominees/

HM King Harald of Norway will present the awards when they are announced at the Opening Conference on June 2.   “The determination and hard work behind achievements in the maritime industry is not to be taken lightly. It is thus fitting that the new Nor-Shipping 2015 Awards trophy weighs in at a whopping six kilograms,” says Nor-Shipping Director Vidar Pederstad.

 

An independent jury has been set up for each award in order to bring in unique competence particular to that award’s criteria.

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21 May – Sustainable Innovation Forum -  IWSA attending Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015 (SIF15) Stakeholder Launch Event – Paris   http://www.cop21paris.org/parisclimateweek

 

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19-20 May – OECD GIFF – IWSA attending 2nd OECD Green Investment Financing Forum – Paris
http://www.oecd.org/environment/cc/2015-green-investment-financing-forum

 

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18-24 May – Climate Week – Paris - IWSA Secretary and Executive Committee members attending events in Paris in preparation for COP21 in Paris in December http://www.climateweekparis.org/

 

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Norshipping – Both Diane Gilpin (B9 Shipping) and Tuomas Riski (Norsepower) will be presenting at Norshipping 2015 on Thursday, 04 June in Oslo. http://www.oceanindustrypodium.com/menu/low-carbon-ship-propulsion-for-a-digital-age-of-sea-transportation

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11-15 May – International Maritime Orgnaisation (IMO) – IWSA will be attending the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 68 proceedings.

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12 May – Norsepower/Finland Delegation – Side Event Presentation at MEPC 68: Results from a commercial pilot project using Flettner type auxiliary wind propulsion technology
Tuesday, 12 May, 1.30 – 2.00 pm in the Main Hall, Ground floor Norsepower MEPC68 Flyer TRi01

April 2015

Delft – Blueweek, S@IL and IWSA Events

A big thank you to all of the organisers of the event, especially everyone at MARIN, Deltares and the S@IL team, IDMM and the Province of Fryslan.

All IWSA members that attended all agreed that the events were very informative. Excellent presentations from IWSA members – MARIN, Neoline, Crain Technologies, Wind + Wing, Norsepower, University of Tokyo, University of South Pacific.

One of the outcomes from the event is that IWSA will be one of the repositories for the documents and other outcomes from the 3-year EU Intereg IV, S@IL program. We are delighted to help deseminate those outcomes and will work with the S@IL team as early as possible after the conclusion of the program in June.

New Members & Supporters
Magnuss Ltd (USA)
Skysails Gmbh (GER)
Timbercoast (AUS)
Blue Technology (DEN)

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PRESS RELEASE
Sail-shipping platform : imminent departure!  Sail shipping around Brittany : the first 2015 route is opened by sailing ship “Biche”.  DOWNLOAD CP_Sail shipping Platform_TOWT

With TransOceanic Wind Transport - TOWT as operating agent, Brest Iroise Technopole launches in 2015 a “sail-shipping platform”, as the project is now endorsed by the regional council of Brittany as part of the program “Coastal Heritage”. The platform is a concrete tool to build a “shipped-by-sail” certification, thanks to traditional riggers that will now provide steady sea routes.

 

Blueweek FREE online Registration – www.blueweek.nl  – open until Tuesday, 14 April – please register for all of the events you wish to attend
Natural Propulsion Seminar – 21Apr
Final S@IL Conference – 22 Apr AM
IWSA Open Event – 22 Apr PM

If you would like to join us after that date, please email me directly – Gavin secretary@wind-ship.org

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Latest Article on Vindskip project – Hansa International Maritime Journal (German)
Download – S. 72-74 hansa_04_15

IWSA Communication Packages
We are offering these communication packages to shipping industry stakeholders as a means to engage with our growing membership, supporters and growing network. These include mail outs to our network, website banners and web listing, the opportunity to present products and services and to network at our IWSA events. This is our founding year and thus an excellent time to build relationships with an emerging market, energetic projects and innovation leaders.

Download package details – DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

TIME LIMITED OFFER – we are offering 50% off upgrades to Gold & Platinum packages if those are reserved before our IWSA event on 22 April, held in conjunction with Blueweek, Delft, Netherlands

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21 April – Natural Propulsion Seminar (Public Event) – IWSA members presenting – MARIN, Norsepower, Wind Challenger, Neoline, Wind+Wing Technologies + IWSA Secretary

22 April (AM)
– S@IL Conference – IWSA members presenting – PACE-SD (USP), Wind Challenger + Joint IWSA/S@IL discussion of Future of Hybrid Sail.

22 April (PM)
IWSA Event

1300-1400 Open Event – schedule – (i) Introduction of IWSA to non-members + summary of 6 months activity/achievements (ii) Workstream updates (Policy, Technical Standards, Communications, Finance & Market Transformation (iii) Discussion on future direction, proposals

1430-1630 – Closed – Work stream work groups

1630-1730 – IWSA policy voting, debate and discussion. closing presentations.

20-23 April

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Blueweek 2015
MARIN Blue Week & Natural Propulsion Seminar, Delft, Netherlands, 20-22 April – The market for marine renewables is growing steadily. The industry, universities and research institutes work together on many innovative ideas that can speed up project timelines and lower project costs. The BlueWeek is a showcase event, where all parties can present their ideas and learn about interesting projects of others. Three main topics are distinguished: natural propulsion, wave and tidal energy, offshore wind energy. www.blueweek.nl

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SAIL Conference 22-23 April – In partnership with Blueweek.
Final Conference of the EU Intereg IV program – final work stream presentations, R&D results etc.  0900-1230, Workstream Workshops 1330-1630

Delft, Netherlands
Final Conference SAIL 22-4-15 Delft Netherlands 6-2-15 (2)

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IWSA Conference/Working Group

We will hold our annual conference in partnership with MARIN’s Blueweek and the S@IL Conference. IWSA members will be presenting at both the Natural Propulsion seminar and the S@IL public event and we will hold a facilitated discussion/activity to explore pathways towards commercial hybrid sail. IWSA will have a one hour public event from 1300-1400 (all are welcome!) and then workshops for our work streams in policy, technical standards, communications, market transformation and finance from 1430-1630. We will round things off with a few project presentations, voting on key IWSA issues and agreeing on the plan for the second half of the year.

16 April

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IWSA Education Program event -  HSBA maritime business school – MBA Program Presentation (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry) – shipping finance and operations MBA students. co-presenters from SSI2040 and Carbon War Room

Fair Transport

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While sailing cargo vessel Tres Hombres is sailing towards the Azores with her cargo hold filled with Rum, cocoa, chocolate, coffee and Aloe vera. ‘SV Nordlys’, the second sailing cargo vessel in the fleet of Fairtransport is made ready to sail the European waters. Press Release nordlys news – Fairtransport


March 2015

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30 March
IWSA attending the Roadmap Validation Workshops – Sustainable Shipping Initiative

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26 March
Intermodal Asia 2015 (Shanghai, China) – (11:30-12:15) IWSA Presentation – Commercial Wind Propulsion: A credible future for shipping or merely sailing against the wind.

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26 March – Linneaus University/Maritime Academy, Kalmar, Sweden “Propulsion Towards the Future: Powers and Plights of the Wind Shipping Industry.” lecture and seminar – EU Vasco de Gama program The windship innovations that have led up to this point, and where the technology is expected to take us in the next 5, 10, 20 years. The challenges/interactions that the wind shipping industry faces when dealing with the industry, regulators, ports, transport consumers etc. The goals of the IWSA  and the steps that need to be taken to reach a more sustainable future in commercial shipping.

11 March – Thank you to our members on the Green Ship Technology conference wind propulsion panel – Terje Lade (Vindskip), Diane Gilpin (B9 Shipping), Edo Donkers (S@IL Ecoliner), James Rhodes (Magnuss), Jarkko Väinämö (Norsepower) and Patrick Englebert (Propelwind).  Also to Craig Eason (Lloyds List) for moderating the session.

05 March – Thank you to all of the participants of the Future Propulsion Solutions discussion. A good overview of the current energy solutions and interesting propulsion system questions raised for the next conference.

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37th Propulsion & Emissions Conference 04-05 March 2015, Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, Hamburg: “Keeping 2020 Firmly in Sight”

Roundtable Discussions
05 March – Future Propulsion Solutions – moderated by Gavin Allwright, Secretary, International Windship Association (IWSA) – 14:55-16:15

05 March – Presentation of Future Propulsion Solutions Discussion Outcomes to Main Conference + Q/A 16:15-17:00

P&E 2015 Conference Programme

NEWS RELEASE

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February 2015

NEW Report Releases

Lloyds Register ReportWind-powered Shipping review of the commercial, regulatory and technical factors affecting uptake of wind-assisted propulsion.
LR have put together a good overview of the commercial, regulatory and technical factors affecting uptake of wind-assisted propulsion.

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) ReportIRENA Renewable Energy Options for Shipping – Technology Brief
This report was compiled for the UN-Affiliated, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) by Dr Peter Nuttall and Alison Newell (University of South Pacific – IWSA Associate Member) with input from Dr Alice Bows-Larkin (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester), Diane Gilpin (B9 Shipping – IWSA member), Dr Christophe Rynikiewicz (University of Sussex – IWSA supporter), Dr Tristan Smith (The Energy Institute, University College London – IWSA supporter) and Michael Traut (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester) and Gavin Allwright (now IWSA secretary)  NOTE: This is not an IWSA officially endorsed document (compiled prior to launch of the association)

The report focuses on the technology, a snapshot of recent developments in the sector and the drivers and barriers facing the uptake of renewable energy in shipping.

We will be discussing the barriers & drivers, timescale and costs involved at both the Propulsion and Emissions conference in Hamburg on 05 March and at GST in Copenhagen on 11 March. Conferences These discussions will also be continued at our IWSA event in Delft 21-22 April, as part of Blueweek

IWSA Communication Packages
We are offering these communication packages to shipping industry stakeholders as a means to engage with our growing membership, supporters and growing network. These include mail outs to our network, website banners and web listing, the opportunity to present products and services and to network at our IWSA events. This is our founding year and thus an excellent time to build relationships with an emerging market, energetic projects and innovation leaders.

Download package details – DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

TIME LIMITED OFFER – we are offering 50% off upgrades to Gold & Platinum packages if those are reserved before our IWSA event on 22 April, held in conjunction with Blueweek, Delft, Netherlands

 

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IWSA is now confirmed as one of the supporting organisations for 37th Propulsion & Emissions Conference 04-05 March 2015, Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, Hamburg

“Keeping 2020 Firmly in Sight”

Roundtable Discussions
05 March – Future Propulsion Solutions – moderated by Gavin Allwright, Secretary, International Windship Association (IWSA) – 14:55-16:15

05 March – Presentation of Future Propulsion Solutions Discussion Outcomes to Main Conference + Q/A 16:15-17:00

P&E 2015 Conference Programme

Contact Gavin Allwright: secretary@wind-ship.org for further details and information on IWSA member discounts.


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Seagate Sails – Retrofit Sail System – Trial Vessel Required
One of our members, Seagate Sails is searching for a ship owner to trial their innovative sail system. This is part of their EU H2020 project stage 2 application and all financial savings will stay with the shipowner & no costs are involved. Download more details SEAGATE_H2020


January 2015

IWSA is now confirmed as one of the supporting organisations for GST 2015, 10-13 March 2015 -  Come and join the Wind Propulsion debate on 11 March
Contact Gavin Allwright: secretary@wind-ship.org for further details and information on IWSA member discounts.

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Green Ship Technology Conference

Green Ship Technology conference
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen
11-12 March 2015
www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2743IWSWL
Europe’s largest Green Ship Technology gathering!
Join 350+ green ship technology professionals for top level content, conversations and collaboration. You will gain global insight on innovation in sustainable ship design and energy sources, energy management and vessel efficiency, retrofitting, business strategies and growth drivers. They will be expert perspectives from 100+ senior shipping industry speakers on achieving sustainable shipping including Stena AB, V Ships (Germany) GmBH, European Commission and Maersk Maritime Technology.
Shipowners and operator attend for free, please contact georgina.charnley-smith@informa.com for further details. Plus don’t miss out on The Future of Emissions Controls for Shipping summit, 10 March, as well as the GST Performance Monitoring seminar, 13 March.
The 8th annual GST gala dinner and awards will also take place on 11 March.
For more information, please visit: www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2743IWSWL. Quote VIP code: FKT2743IWSWL for a 20% discount.

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B9 Shipping – page 38 – Ship Efficiency: The Insight Issue #04 http://issuu.com/fathomshipping/docs/insight_issue_4/1

 

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Fair Transport – release of S/V Tres Hombres new sailing schedules (2015 & 2016). http://fairtransport.eu/sail-along/european/

Fair Transport – second sailing cargo vessel Nordlys will set sail again after her refit on April 6th 2015. Make sure you’ll be in Den Helder too! www.svnordlys.com

 


 

December 2014

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Recent Articles

Die Welt (Ger) http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article130072700/Segelnder-Frachter-soll-Schifffahrt- revolutionieren.html
BBC (Eng) http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27257957
Journal du Net (Fra) http://www.journaldunet.com/economie/transport/transport-du-futur/
BMT Focus 2014 (Eng) http://www.bmt.org/corporate-publications/focus-magazine/focus-issue-1-2014/

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PRESS RELEASE  NORSEPOWER “Norsepower starts sea trials of an auxiliary wind propulsion system that maximizes cargo ship fuel efficiency” (EN, SE and FI versions of the press release are included at the attachment). Word: Norsepower Press Release 2014-12-01 EN SE FI
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Norsepower video of the installation procedure with CEO Tuomas Riski Interview (sound track in Finnish) can be seen here:
http://www.ts.fi/uutiset/kotimaa/706180/Moderni+purje+tyontaa+rahtilaivaa

Norsepower – Brief presentation of the rotor installation including a video from the sea:
http://www.norsepower.com/rotor-sail-solution/Reference%20installation

November 2014

TradeWinds – New Body formed to Promote Wind-propulsion Technologies
World Maritime News – International Windship Association Takes the Stage
Bunkerworld – New Body to Promote Wind Power to Shipping
Sustainable Shipping – New Body to Promote Wind Power to Shipping
GreenPort – New Association to Promote Green Propulsion
International Transport Journal – New Association to Facilitate Wind Propulsion for Ships
Ship and Bunker – New Association Launched to Promote Bunker Saving Wind Power Technology
The Motor Ship – New Association to Promote Wind Propulsion
The Handy Shipping Guide – Ocean Freight Using Wind Technology – Isn’t that a Sailing Ship?
The Loadstar – International Windship Association Launched
Marine Link – International Windship Association Launched
Hellenic Shipping News – International Windship Ship Association Launched

 

PRESS RELEASE

Word – Press Release_INTERNATIONAL WINDSHIP ASSOCIATION LAUNCHED
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**PRESS RELEASE**
INTERNATIONAL WINDSHIP ASSOCIATION LAUNCHED

- An international association has been created to facilitate and promote wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide.

LONDON – 17 NOVEMBER, 2014: The founding members of a new association for the shipping industry have announced the establishment of the ‘International Windship Association’ (IWSA), an association that will encourage, advise and advocate for the use of wind propulsion technologies in the shipping industry.

IWSA will facilitate and promote the technology, applications and general concept of wind propulsion for the global commercial shipping industry and bring together all parties interested in catalysing the development and uptake of these technology solutions. The IWSA will also play a key role in acting on behalf of our members and supporters within this sector in order to shape industry, regulators’ and international bodies’ perception of the concept of wind propulsion.

A great deal of support has been received for the IWSA since its initial inception; thus far 50 members and supporters have registered and the organisers expect those ranks to swell in coming months following the successful inaugural annual general meeting for the association, held in October.

Gavin Allwright, IWSA Secretary, commented:

“Our goal is to be an advocate for the development of wind propulsion solutions in the industry, whether retrofit, wind-assisted, new builds or wind as the primary propulsion source. We recognise and applaud the efforts of the industry to reduce emissions, the increased interest in renewable energy sources and the gradual changing perceptions about wind propulsion.”

Allwright continued, “With the help of our members, supporters within the industry, academia and other stakeholders, IWSA will be sending out a clear message: wind propulsion is a serious and increasingly proven option, financially a win-win situation and we are here to work with an industry ready for change.”

It was at the Carbon War Room’s Creating Climate Wealth Summit, late 2012, in Berlin that several representatives from the wind-assisted shipping sector came together to tackle the ongoing issues facing this highly innovative and increasingly relevant sector: isolated actions, lack of collaboration and limited sharing of knowledge.

To address all of these issues, strong collaboration between and cohesion of the actors involved in the wind propulsion sector is imperative and the formation of IWSA heralds a great advance in this sector.

The group of industry experts and innovators driving IWSA include; B9 SHIPPING (Diane Gilpin), ENERGY SHIP/MODERN MERCHANT SAILING VESSEL (Siegfried Manzel), FAIR WINDS TRADING COMPANY (Madadh MacClaine), NORSEPOWER (Tuomas Riski), PROPELWIND (Patrick Englebert), and SEAGATE SAIL (Marcello Segato).

The objectives of IWSA include:
• Network – create a clear sectoral approach, grouping like-minded organisations and individuals that can share ideas, skills, as well as technical and market information for the development of commercial wind-ships.
• Promote – promote the economic value of wind propulsion to the industry
• Incubate – assist in securing funding streams, project collaboration, grant applications, research and the pooling of resources.
• Educate – act as a central information hub for the wind propulsion sector, ship owners and operators, shipyards, ports, governments, equipment producers, the media, NGOs, and the general public.
• Facilitate – initiate the establishment of common approaches/criteria for all stages of wind propulsion projects, advise stakeholders and lobby legislative bodies on policies, activities, funding and incentives required to retrofit existing ships and build new commercial wind-ships.

IWSA has been established in the UK as an unincorporated, not-for-profit entity.

Membership of IWSA is available to companies and organisations involved in the marine wind propulsion sector along with associate members and supporters that share our vision coming on board from the wider industry, academia, non-profit sector etc.

For further information regarding membership and IWSA activities, please contact Gavin Allwright via secretary@wind-ship.org, or visit www.wind-ship.org

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES

About B9 Shipping: B9 Shipping addresses the economic and environmental challenges facing shipping by creating a whole system solution that is commercially irresistible to targeted cargo owners and aims to be 100% renewable powered and zero waste. We provide long term fixed price ‘logical logistics’ shipping service to end-users. B9 Ships are 21st century small (up to 15000 tonnes) sailing hybrid cargo vessels. They combine proven soft sail technology adapted to an industrialised automated square rig sail system known as the FAST rig, with an off-the-shelf Rolls-Royce LNG Bergen engine powered by waste derived liquid biomethane (LBM). Up to 50% of the propulsion comes from wind.
www.b9shipping.com

About Norsepower: Norsepower Oy Ltd is a leading Finnish marine engineering company specialising in clean tech solutions within the marine sector. Norsepower Oy Ltd. has developed and brought to market the Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution, which is the first practical auxiliary wind propulsion solution that is commercially available. Norsepower’s vision is to become the global market leader in cargo vessel auxiliary wind propulsion systems.
www.norsepower.com

About Seagate Sail: Seagate has developed two new patented technologies to convert first wind into driving force through an automatic, collapsible, efficient delta wing sail and next to covert driving force into fuel saving through a cruise control that allow to lift the foot from the accelerator without losing speed.
www.seagatesail.com

About Energy Ship: The world is full of wind and how can we transform the wind energy into usable energy forms as LNG or Hydrogen is one of the key questions for a clean energy supply for the future. Energy-Ship is a LNG/Hydrogen producing entity that “goes where the wind is” and delivers its production to multiple users (e.g. ship, ports) in transportable tanks. Energy-Ship is a real Off-Shore production system. Contact: sm@mantour.eu

About Modern Merchant Sailing Vessel: – Since the early Eighties Capt. Hartmut B. Schwarz developed the innovative idea of DynaRig by Wilhelm Prölss and constructed the Pinta-Rig – named after the first modern technology passenger sailing ship. Unfortunately due to the bankruptcy of the Bremer Vulkan Yard, the Pinta has never been built, but Capt. Schwarz kept on the line and created SS Bulker 1 – a panamax size bulker for iron ore.
www.modern-merchant-sailing-vessel.com Contact: sm@mantour.eu

About Propelwind: A R&D/Engineering company, established in 2011, developing wind propulsion solutions for ships, based on the technology from sail racing: new build and conversion, main propulsion and assistance to propulsion. The main focus is on rigid articulated wingsail but able to handle any “wind engine”. Performance calculation including routing, ship definition, wind engine integration, initial engineering and support to ship owners and charterers.
www.propelwind.com

About Fair Winds Trading Company: Developing an ethical and sustainable method of international and intercontinental trading through the ecological transportation of fairly traded goods that support bio-diversity. Designing a prototype vessel that is fast, manoeuvrable and able to carry a payload; while being simple, economic and ecological to build.
www.fairwindtradingcompany.org

Media Enquiries:

Gavin Allwright
IWSA Secretary
T: +44-7517-105817
E: secretary@wind-ship.org

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