DNV validates energy savings of world’s first WindWings equipped vessel

The performance of BAR Technologies’ WindWings® has been validated by DNV, which found that when sailing in favourable conditions the two WindWings installed on the MV Pyxis Ocean, a Kamsarmax bulk carrier under management of MC Shipping Singapore Branch and chartered by Cargill, reduced energy consumption of the main engine by 32 percent per nautical mile.
DNV validates energy savings of world’s first WindWings equipped vessel
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The MV Pyxis Ocean is the world’s first ship to be equipped with BAR Technologies’ WindWings technology. It embarked on open waters in August 2023. During testing, between August 2023 and March 2024, the vessel has traversed the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, North and South Atlantic, and navigated Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope. So far, the ship has visited 6 ports completing 8 successful loading and unloading operations.

“Innovative Wind Assisted Propulsion Systems (WAPS) like WindWings offer owners and operators new ways of saving energy and accelerating the decarbonization of the maritime industry” said Johanna Tranell, WAPS responsible, DNV Maritime Advisory. “At DNV we’re continually working to build trust in these new solutions and the best way to do that is to provide transparent, 3rd party, verified, insights into the real-world performance of these systems. This is why we’re so pleased to be working with future focussed companies like MC Shipping, Cargill, and BAR Technologies, to expand the industry knowledge base on WAPS. We look forward to building on this cooperation in the future.”

According to BAR Technologies’ evaluation of the data, energy savings from all tested conditions supports the company’s initial projections: average fuel savings of 1.5 tonnes, which is a reduction of over 5T CO2 emissions “well-to-wake”, per WindWing per day, across all global routes and seasons.

WindWings harness wind power to propel a ship forward, reducing the reliance on engines and fuel consumption. Controlled by a touch panel on the bridge, a simple traffic light system guides the crew in raising or lowering the wings. Once raised, the wings automatically adjust to the optimal configuration based on real-time wind measurements.

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