Norsepower Rotor Fitted to Scandlines Ferry


Finland-based Norsepower Oy has successfully installed one of its rotor sails on the Baltic Sea ferry Copenhagen, which is operated by Scandlines between Rostock, Germany and Gedser, Denmark. The installation was carried out during a scheduled overnight stop of the hybrid ferry and took place in a matter of hours following meticulous preparation work over the preceding months.

The 5-meter diameter cylinder, which stands 30-meters high, uses the Magnus effect while spinning to aid in a ship’s propulsion and the Norsepower unit is expected to save fuel and reduce emissions by approximately 5 percent depending upon daily wind conditions.

By Pacific Maritime