ABS Launches New Guide for Wind-Assisted Propulsion Systems | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
ABS has published the ABS Guide to Wind-Assisted Propulsion System Installation, providing class safety standards when installing wind-assisted systems.
The Guide is applicable to two leading wind-assisted propulsion technologies: Flettner rotors and wing sails, including both rigid and soft sails.
“Wind-assisted propulsion systems, which use wind thrust to reduce vessel fuel consumption have real potential to contribute to industry decarbonization objectives. ABS is committed to working with industry to integrate this technology safely and efficiently,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology.