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WWEA AND IWSA WILL JOINTLY PROMOTE WIND TECHNOLOGY IN SHIPPING

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the International Windship Association (IWSA) have joined forces to further promote the uptake of wind technology by the global shipping fleet.

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the International Windship Association (IWSA) have joined forces to further promote the uptake of wind technology by the global shipping fleet.

As part of the partnership, the associations will facilitate an exchange of non-executive board members.

The WWEA will contribute with its experience in driving industry transition and taking advantage of the power of wind energy technology. The IWSA, in parallel, will continue to bring together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies.

“Collaborating with the WWEA team on joint projects enables IWSA to accelerate uptake of this abundantly available, free-to-use energy source into the maritime sector,” Gavin Allwright, IWSA Secretary General, said.

“Shipping is certainly an area that will greatly benefit from the uptake of wind power and we look forward to working closely with IWSA to make that happen faster and at scale,” Stefan Gsänger, WWEA Secretary General, 

Nowadays 2 types of wind technology is actively used on shipping industry :Auto-guided K,tes and two large cylinders rising from the deck that capture wind and help propel the ship forward with rotating thanks to Magnus Effect. It is technology first trialled back in the 1920s, but only now brought into commercial use.

“It’s hard to generalise because unlike many other technologies, the savings are dependent on the route sailed (and the weather conditions specific to that route), but the savings on large tankers and bulk carriers could be greater than 10%,” says Tristan Smith, shipping and climate change expert at UCL.

The associations’ first collaborative steps will be taken during the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) summit, taking place November 6 – 17 in Bonn, Germany.

Also during UNFCCC COP23, WWEA will support the “Ambition 1.5C: Global Shipping’s Action Plan” summit on November 13.

Source :World Maritimes News and The Guardian