10 November – M/V Sohar Max

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Vale, the Brazilian mining company, has partnered with Omani shipowner Asyad to install rotor sails, a wind propulsion technology developed by Anemoi, on M/V Sohar Max, a Valemax ore carrier. The adaptation will be completed in the second quarter of 2024, with trials commencing after that. The five cylindrical rotors on the Sohar Max will be around 35 meters high and 5 meters in diameter and will enhance energy efficiency by up to 6% and reduce CO2 equivalent emissions by up to 3,000 tons per ship per year. This initiative is part of the Ecoshipping program aimed at reducing carbon emissions in maritime transportation, aligning with the International Maritime Organization’s goals.

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