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28.05.2024 By: Patricia Büeler

Artikel Nummer: 49754

Wind propulsion for seven MOL vessels

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and its subsidiary, MOL Drybulk, will mount wind propulsion systems on seven new bulk carriers and multi-purpose vessels to enhance their environmental performance. This includes the wind challenger system, which can save up to 17% of daily fuel consumption, as recently demonstrated on the vessel “Shofu Maru”.


The initiative is part of MOL's plan to have 25 wind challenger-equipped vessels by 2030, contributing to its goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.


The company also plans to install Ventfoils, another wind-assisted propulsion technology, on one of the new multipurpose vessels. These efforts align with MOL’s broader environmental strategy, which includes a combination of clear fuels and energy-saving technologies. (pb)




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