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Anemoi Marine Technologies and Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding collaborate on rotor sails

Photo: CSSC signing for rotor sails
Anemoi Marine Technologies has entered into a joint design cooperation agreement with CSSC Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for the design of rotor sails onboard LNG carrier newbuildings.

As part of the agreement, Anemoi will assess the feasibility and design of rotor sails for installation on LNG carriers and develop relevant specification requirements and designs that can be used for future installation projects in order to meet current and future environmental targets.

In addition, this project is hoped to boost the confidence of rotor sail technology for gas carrier owners and enable the smooth introduction of a new generation of efficient and environmentally friendly LNG carrier design.

We are pleased to be working closely with Hundong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding to develop practical designs and specifications for Rotor Sails onboard LNG carriers,” said Nick Contopoulos, Chief Operating Officer of Anemoi,“Anemoi has been developing industry leading wind propulsion technology for years and this new venture is the next step in Rotor Sails becoming a critical component of shipping’s decarbonisation journey.” he added.

Rotor sails are seen as ideal for modern LNG carriers due to the large amount of available deck space and limited impact on cargo operations.

In May, Anemoi announced it was on track to have a production capacity to install up to 50 rotor sails a year by the end of 2023 due to growing demand for the technology.