Giant dragons come to pull ships across the ocean
The shipping industry gets a bad name these days. If it isn’t that Delays caused by Shortage of containers or blocked shipping routes, it’s about the Industry Impact on the Environment. Now a company is preparing a novel way to reduce emissions from ships by pulling them across the ocean with the force of the wind.
Now, that might sound a bit like that sails on a tall ship, but this one is not the same.
Instead of reinventing the sail, the Norwegian design company Airseas came up with something that calls it “Sea wing. “ This giant creation is like a giant kite that can be launched from any ship. The idea is that ships launch these kites into the sky above them to catch the wind and then pull the boats along with them.
Pulling boats across the oceans with wind power will help reduce fuel costs and emissions. Airseas says.
Again this Sounds a lot like sailing, but Airseas says it’s not sails. They are so much more than sails. In a press release, Airseas describes the Seawing as “an automated kite based on parafoil technology”. nfifty.
The company states that the new technology “combines aviation expertise with maritime technology to create a breakthrough in the maritime transportation sector.” That all sounds very impressive, for a sail!
According to Airseas, these sails, sorry I mean kites, will help cut fuel costs for shipping by 20 percent, and can reduce a ship’s CO2 emissions by up to 5,200 tons of CO2 per year, depending on the ship and route.
That’s pretty impressive and could prove very promising for the shipping industry in the years to come.
To test the viability of its giant kites, Airseas will be running tests on the Seawings in the New Year. According to Bloomberg, a ship operated by AirbUS will test the Seawings while traveling across the Atlantic.
the report says:
“The Ville de Bordeaux, a 154-meter-long ship that moves aircraft components for Airbus SE, will unfold a 500-square-meter kite while traveling across the Atlantic. It will go through six months of testing and testing before it can be fully deployed. ”
So tooThis test kite will pave the way for a much larger Seawing. Bloomberg added that an even larger, 1,000-square-foot Seawing soaring 300 meters above the ship could “reduce ship fuel consumption and emissions by about 20 percent”“.
If successful, Airseas says its automated Seawing kites can be mounted on almost any ship, regardless of size.