PROPELWIND s.a.s.:


•        the operating company based in Lorient (French Brittany)

•        located near the strategic partners from the sail competition

•        solid support from the regional authorities

•        owner of the intellectual property (studies, patents)


PROPELWIND n.v.:


•        the holding company based on Brussels, owning the s.a.s.

•        funded by 16 senior risk capitalists: entrepreneurs, university professors, bank executives, lawyers


Key partners from sail competition world:


•        mastering the technology required to harness the wind efficiently and with methods proven in the competition

•        all winners and innovators

•        VPLP (Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prevost): naval architecture, performance calculations, network of world-class experts (www.vplp.fr)

•        Jean-Luc NELIAS: top professional router, access to state-of-the-art wind routing software specialists

  1.        MER FORTE, design and engineering office founded by the French sail champion Michel Desjoyeaux; active on both racing and industrial field (www.merforte.com)


Founder and CEO: Patrick ENGLEBERT


•        since 1976 in charge of technical management of large industrial projects:

                -     onshore: power plants, environment, desalination

                -     offshore: drilling rigs, FPSO, production platforms, fishfarms

                -     shipping: all kinds of cargo ships, newbuilding and operations

                -     LNG: ship to ship transfer, liquefaction, regasification

•        emphasis on innovative solutions and challenging project conditions

•        started wind-propulsion investigations in 2008

•        vast network of shipping- and shipbuilding expertise

•        Since 2014 active in LNG bunkering

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PROPELWIND  zero emission technology for the shipping industry

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