DSME Developing Rotor Sail System for Large Tankers and LNG Carriers

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    Class society DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle to South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for a new rotor sail wind propulsion system designed for ultra-large crude oil tankers and LNG carriers.

    The use of rotor sails for auxiliary propulsion has gained in popularity in recent years primarily led by Finnish-based Norsepower who has now installed a handful of systems on existing vessels. The company also an order to install a five rotor sails on board a newbuild bulk carrier, marking the first newbuild to be equipped with the technology.

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