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PropelWind

The challenge of PROPELWIND is to demonstrate that the main propulsion of cargo vessels by the wind is feasible today, with a commercially viable performance and a dramatic reduction of the remaining fuel consumption, giving a huge benefit to the environment. Results of 3 years of investigations are very encouraging, the limitations of the concept are identified and the industry starts now looking at it positively.

The approach is unique because the racing technology (Ocean racing, Americas Cup) is used, complemented by established shipbuilding technology and Actiflows specific expertise: state-of-the art aerodynamics, 3D flow analysis and boundary layer suction.

Actiflow participated in the last phase of the investigations and strongly contributed to the evaluation of the performance of this future generation cargo ships.