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MOL, Vale International Announce Joint Study on Use of Wind Propulsion System 'Rotor Sail' on Bulk Carrier

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2021.11.02

MOL today announced an agreement with Vale International SA to conduct a joint study on installation of a wind propulsion system called "Rotor Sail" on a 200,000-ton class in-service bulk carrier, which mainly transports iron ore for steel production. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the vessel while underway.

The joint study team will examine and verify the number of Rotor Sails to be installed and the effect of GHG reduction, working closely with Anemoi Marine Technologies Ltd, the manufacturer of the Rotor Sail. Anemoi, based in the U.K., installed world's first Rotor Sail on a newbuilding Ultramax bulk carrier in 2018.

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