Finocean is a proud Full Member of the International Windship Association (IWSA).
The International Windship Association (wind-ship.org) is a non-profit Organization set up with a purpose of facilitating and promoting wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide and brings together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies.
Finocean actively supports the development of a such very promising technology adaptation in ship designs for newbuildings but also for retrofitting existing ships.
Valid studies, pilot testing and proven early references have demonstrated that Wind can become a significant source of Pure, Green and fully measurable energy for Ship propulsion.
Already since 2015, Finocean team members have accumulated experience in developing Wind assisted propulsion ship projects in collaboration with Wind propulsion Technology providers, focusing on commercial cargo ship applications.
Since June 2019, Finocean is co-funding along with other 12 stakeholders the WISP (WInd assisted Ship Propulsion) global Joint Industry research project.
The purpose of the WISP project is to overcome barriers to the uptake of wind-assisted propulsion and specifically to:
- Improve methods for transparent performance prediction, encompassing the majority of wind-assisted ship propulsors,
- Use the improved methods to provide ship owners & operators with fast low cost predictions for their fleet,
- Review the regulatory perspective including status of rules and regulations, identify gaps and make recommendations, and provide examples on establishing compliance.
With our partners, we can develop Application Studies for any ship type and size, demonstrating the potential of adopting Wind propulsion technology for enhancing ship’s performance, regulatory compliance and profitability.