A real wind propelled vessel suitable for commercial operation

Main Principles

  • generic hull for different light cargo’s
  • aerodynamic performance: rigid articulated wingsails, flush deck, rounded sheer strake
  • hydrodynamic efficiency: very low block coefficient, wave piercing bow
  • real wind for main propulsion: use of wind only during at least 85% of the time (average) on many trading routes

Zero-Emissions Within Reach

Thanks to the extensive use of wind, the quantity of green fuel required on board for assistance is reduced to the content of one 20ft-ISOtainer to be brought to the ship by truck. No need to wait for the expensive supply chains and bunkering systems.

Agile, Ultra-Green Container Vessel

The initial container vessel concept, 250 TEU@12t (LOA 140.0m) has been evaluated by routing on several trading routes:

  • average speed: 12 kts
  • resulting carbon footprint per TEU smaller by a factor than the footprint with a large containervessel trading at eco-speed.

In addition, they will be fitted with a unique lateral container self loading / unloading system (patented), allowing to handle containers directly to / from the trucks on quayside, or to / from an inland waterways vessel moored alongside.

This offers the possibility to avoid the large container terminals, potentially congested, and bring the cargo closer to the end user, limiting the road transportation and enhancing further the decarbonization of the supply chain.

Smart, Ultra-Green, Safe EV Car Carrier

A pure car carrier version is being designed for 600 EV’s located in 12 fire-separated compartments, maximizing the passive and active fire protection.

Loading – unloading is foreseen through a large midship lateral door and access trunk instead of the aft door.