Wallenius Wilhelmsen designing wind-propelled ro-ro ship

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen has announced that they will be building, Orcelle Wind, the world’s first full-sized wind-powered pure car and truck carrier (PCTC). The vessel will have the capacity to carry 7,000 vehicles or a mix of cars and heavy machinery, and breakbulk cargo. Orcelle Wind could slash vessel emissions by as much as 90 percent compared with conventional vessels. The design is expected to be ready for contracting with a shipyard by mid-2022, with the finished vessel expected to set sail by 2025, subject to a comprehensive viability evaluation. The Orcelle Wind must meet regulatory standards relating to safety and expectations for technical and operational performance.

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