Orcelle Wind: The World’s First Wind-Powered RoRo Vessel

Image courtesy of KNUD E. HANSEN
Image courtesy of KNUD E. HANSEN

Published Jun 27, 2022 4:01 PM by The Maritime Executive


On June 21st 2022 Wallenius Marine and KNUD E. HANSEN signed an agreement that KNUD E. HANSEN will join the project of designing the world’s first wind-powered RoRo vessel, as Naval Architects.

The vessel will:

  • use wind as the main form of propulsion
  • operate at speeds of 10-12 knots under sail that can be increased with the supplemental power system
  • reduce emissions by as much as 90 percent
  • have a capacity to carry 7000 cars along with breakbulk and rolling equipment

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