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Scandlines matches second ferry with rotor sail



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Nick Blenkey

Scandlines rotor sail geared up ferry M/V Copenhagen seen within the Port of Rostock as crane installs rotor sail on sister ship M/V Berlin

Norsepower has accomplished its second rotor sail set up for Scandlines, including a 30 meter excessive rotor sail to the hybrid ferry, M/V Berlin in an operation that was accomplished inside a number of hours.

The retrofit adopted the 2020 set up of a Norsepower rotor sail on the hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen, which operates on the Rostock-Gedser route between Germany and Denmark.

After only a 12 months in operation, the M/V Copenhagen rotor sail delivered reductions in gas consumption and CO2 emissions of 4% on common and 20% below optimum circumstances. Primarily based on these outcomes, Scandlines proceeded with the set up of the rotor sail on M/V Berlin within the port of Rostock on Could 16, 2022.

“After optimistic experiences with the rotor sail on the Scandlines hybrid ferry Copenhagen, Scandlines ready the sister ferry Berlin for a rotor sail as properly,” mentioned Michael Guldmann Petersen, COO, Scandlines. “We’re comfortable to see, that the set up was efficiently accomplished and that the ferry went into operation once more this morning as deliberate.”

“Scandlines is taking the worldwide GHG emissions reductions targets extraordinarily severely and is demonstrating a number one strategy to investing in innovation to exceed them,” mentioned Tuomas Riski, CEO, Norsepower. “Increasing its use of our rotor sail know-how on its second vessel highlights the viability of wind energy, and the importance of the emissions financial savings which may be achieved.”

Norsepower’s rotor sail resolution is absolutely automated: the system measures the wind velocity and route, based mostly on which it calculates whether or not utilizing the rotor sail will cut back emissions or not. If the circumstances are favorable, the rotor sail begins robotically.

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