New Sail Device for Ships Developed by Eco Marine Power
Fukuoka, Japan - 27th June 2023 - After several years of research & development (R&D) Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced today that it has developed a new type of sail device for ships. This sail device known as a Sailet (trademark) (patent pending) can increase the propulsive forces created by EMP's patented EnergySail® and can also be used as a stand-alone sail-assisted propulsion or energy saving device. Additionally, it can be used as a modification to the EnergySail® so that this will be better protected during cargo operations and during storms.
Computational fluid dynamics based (CFD) studies have also shown the orientation of this device can be adjusted to alter the forces on a sail thereby acting as a form of load control, especially when linked to the computer-based automation & control system that EMP has developed with several strategic partners.
Regarding the development of this latest energy saving device, Greg Atkinson, President & Chief Technology Officer at Eco Marine Power commented, "Our focus at Eco Marine Power has consistently been on developing innovative energy saving & renewable energy-based solutions for ships. The Sailet is an example of this and also our continued focus on R&D and our work to expand our portfolio of patented designs."
It is expected that the Sailet will be ready for sea trials early in 2024 plus it will be incorporated into EMP's rigid sail & solar power solution - Aquarius MRE® - which was granted Approval In Principle (AIP) by ClassNK (Japan) in 2021
Eco Marine Power Co., Ltd.
Aqua Hakata 5th Floor, 5-3-8, Nakasu,
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0801. Japan.
Phone:+81 92 287 9677 Fax: +81 92 287 9501
President & Chief Technology Officer
Phone: +81 92 287 9677
About Eco Marine Power
Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) is an internationally focused technology company based in Fukuoka, Japan, that develops renewable energy-based fuel saving and emission reduction solutions for ships including passenger ferries, cruise ships, oil tankers and cargo vessels. These technologies and solutions include Aquarius Marine Solar Power, EnergySail®, Aquarius MASTM and Aquarius MRE®.
To read more about Eco Marine Power please visit: www.ecomarinepower.com
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