Eco-efficiency

Shipping is facing many challenges; rising fuel prices, pressure from charterers and the wider supply chain and substantial new environmental legislation. By improving fuel efficiency, ship owners and operators can boost their daily operations alongside their environmental credentials. The shipping industry today is facing significant new regulation, specifically aimed at reducing harmful emissions.

Oceanfoil®’s wingsail technology can address this challenge, as well as deliver tangible efficiencies for ship owners.

Key benefits for shipowners:

  1. Deliver double digit fuel savings for owners and operators.
  2. Allow vessels to operate at the required speed with reduced engine propulsion.
  3. Reduced maintenance costs due to lesser load on the engine.
  4. Switch to more expensive distillate fuels in ECAs, offset by the use of technology.
  5. Complementary to other efficiency measures and technologies including slow steaming, hull coatings and weather routing optimisation.

Technology

Oceanfoil®’s fuel-assist aerofoil technology uses wingsails to capture effective directional thrust from wind power. Automatically controlled from a computer installed on the bridge and not requiring any crew resource, wingsails are a proven technology. Oceanfoil®’s revised and improved design of wingsails will be available for retrofitting from the beginning of…

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Investors

In an industry that is demanding cost-cutting measures with attractive payback periods from proven technologies, Oceanfoil®’s double-digit savings potential is a promising investment opportunity for ship owners and private capital alike. Oceanfoil® brings together the engineering, naval architecture and funding expertise to develop and exploit the commercial potential of aerofoil…

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Eco-efficiency

Shipping is facing many challenges; rising fuel prices, pressure from charterers and the wider supply chain and substantial new environmental legislation. By improving fuel efficiency, ship owners and operators can boost their daily operations alongside their environmental credentials. The shipping industry today is facing significant new regulation, specifically aimed at…

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News

UK Intellectual Property Office confirm two patents

05th August 2015

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Oceanfoil appoint Captain Jonathan R Stoneley

27th July 2015

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