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17 March Natural Propulsion Seminar in Wageningen (The Netherlands)

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Programme Natural Propulsion Seminar – Monday March 17th

8.45 – 9.15 Welcome and opening BlueWeek – Guilhem Gaillarde, Sebastien Gueydon
9.15 – 10.30 Mr. Alberto Balzan – Turbosail™ Pte ltd, Singapore, Natural propulsion: challenges and opportunities for new entrants 10.30 – 11.15 Mr. Giovanni Bordogna and Mr. David J. Markey – TU Delft, The Netherlands, A ` Performance Prediction Programme for Wind-Assisted Ship Propulsion

Coffee break: 30 min
11.45 – 12.30 Prof. Vahs & Mr. Jann Strybny – University of applied Sciences, Hochschule Emden/Leer, Germany, The application of Wind assisted Propulsion on Short sea Vessels & CFD on […]

New partner: World Maritime University

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The World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden is a new partner in our SAIL project. WMU will contribute at the Workpackages 3 and 4.

A number of sail assisted ship concepts have been proposed in the past, but a common evaluation and benchmarking study has never been conducted. A common platform evaluation tool shall be established by developing common platform for different sail assistance concepts. The tool shall be consisting elements on sail assistance device performance, sail device-ship interaction, ship hydrodynamic assessment, operational performance evaluation, route assessment, VPP, and lifecycle asessment (including emission)

Main aim: Create a decision […]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year ….. and lots and lots of (tail) wind!

Interreg IVB SAIL

SAIL is half way the marathon

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On 6 November 2013 project leader Anne de Vries opens the SAIL conference in the Intell hotel in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) According to Anne the project is half way the marathon. SAIL has produced a few documents already: there is a catalogue, a score matrix for the different technical solutions, Fairtransport developed a pitchbook and did a towing test and Jade Hochschule made a Wiki for partners. For 2014 we have already started preparing the partner meeting at the tall ship race in Harlingen, The Netherlands, 2 to 4 July.’

In the afternoon several interesting speakers informed the almost 90 […]

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