Leading Guidance in Wind-Assisted Propulsion Technologies

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Published Oct 15, 2020 10:48 AM by The Maritime Executive

As the maritime industry explores decarbonization options to achieve the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) GHG reduction targets for 2030 and 2050, wind-assisted propulsion emerges as a strong contender.

To support the industry in adopting this technology, ABS has published the ABS Guide for Wind-Assisted Propulsion System Installation. The guide provides class safety standards when installing wind-assisted systems, specifically Flettner rotors and wing sails, including both rigid and soft sails.

It introduces the notations Wind-Assisted in respect of vessel safety and Wind-Assisted+, which additionally addresses the safety of the system and machinery.

What does the guide cover?

The ABS Guide for Wind-Assisted Propulsion System Installation covers:

  • Structures 
  • Machinery 
  • Stability
  • Navigational safety
  • Maneuverability 
  • Fire safety
  • Emergency systems
  • Materials
  • Non-destructive testing

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