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February 16, 2021 - February 17, 2021
The current use of alternative fuels and renewable energy sources within the shipping industry is still relatively scarce. Growing environmental legislation and concerns are driving the need to develop and apply innovative alternative power and propulsion technology for ships.
Now, industry players are increasingly putting a modern spin on one of the oldest concepts in shipping: harnessing the power of wind for ship propulsion.
Market level assessment
- Future trends in the wind propulsion market effects of policy, regulation, price and the market barriers and drivers
- Developing world markets challenges, opportunities and designs for wind propulsion solutions
- How does wind propulsion perform in the small vessel market, fishing, ferry, workboats etc
- Lessons from the past how does the long history of wind propulsion solutions inform the systems and solutions of today and tomorrow
Concept level assessment
- Meeting the challenge of technical barriers to the deployment of wind propulsion rigs stability,
navigation, air draft etc.
- The use of weather routing software to maximise wind propulsion systems
- How to optimise a retrofit installation on existing vessels integrating retrofit wind into existing power
- Standardising fuel saving assessment for wind propulsion & wind technology performance assessment
- Wind propulsion and classification pathways to a standardised approach
- Zero emissions/Carbon Neutral pathways how does wind fit in and how can wind propulsion help
facilitate the adoption of other low carbon systems and fuels
- Assessment of the use of multiple different systems (e.g. sails and kites on the same vessel) and a series of the same rigs
- Wind propulsion & autonomous shipping
Technology level assessment
- How would maximising wind propulsion benefits impact the way we operate shipping and the ships themselves
- The human element perceptions, experiences to date, training and safety
- Ports & logistics how compatible are wind vessels with the existing infrastructure. What systems are being developed on board to mitigate this and what needs to happen in ports to adapt
- Big data + Big wind synergies, complementary approaches, impact and future developments
- Materials and manufacturing new developments/materials/systems for rigs and sails
- Assessment of the technology transfer from the competitive and leisure sailing world
Call For Paper
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Abstracts may be submitted at Call for Papers
Please submit your Abstract by 2nd November 2020
Member (Early Bird) £700+VAT=£840
Non-Member (Early Bird) £800+VAT=£960
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