Netherlands based shipowner and operator Boomsma Shipping signed a deal with eConowind to install wind propulsion on one of its multipurpose (MPP) bulk carriers. Currently, Boomsma Shipping has a fleet of ten (10) multipurpose (MPP) bulk carriers that are trading mainly on European coasts. Boomsma Shipping aims to decrease carbon footprint.
eConowind is planning to install ridged wing profiles that are acting as sails in September 2020. eConowind is improving wind-assisted propulsion solutions which is leading to fuel savings and emission reductions. eConowind’s wind propulsion system is being subsidized by the Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project funded by the Interreg North Sea Europe programme, part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The new wind propulsion system will be examined and evaluated till the end of 2021. Boomsma Shipping aims to reduce bunker consumption and CO2 emissions as soon as possible before the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decarbonisation goals for 2050.
With the help of the Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project, Boomsma Shipping will be able to calculate the cost savings, which are assumed to be at around 10%. Boomsma Shipping will contribute to reducing the carbon footprint in the shipping industry.