The HDV Marine phase 1 project(lead by Rolls-Royce) identified wind assisted propulsion as an area that has significant potential to reduce fuel usein shipping. The phase 1 study considered three potential wind assisted technologies:
This led to Flettner Rotors being identified as the technology with the greatest potential for fuel consumption reduction.
This project uses Flettner Rotor data gathered from the M/V Estraden, to validate models built by UCL and BMT Defence Services Ltd. The validated models will be used to predict performance of Flettner Rotors on a tanker