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Cargill Utilizes BAR Technologies’ Groundbreaking Wind Technology; Jan Dieleman and John Cooper Comment

Cargill Utilizes BAR Technologies’ Groundbreaking Wind Technology; Jan Dieleman and John Cooper Comment


GENEVA
Monday, August 28th, 2023

Spread your wings and fly! Or, perhaps I should say float. Cargill and BAR Technologies have introduced a groundbreaking new innovation: BAR Tech WindWings by Yara Marine. The companies are testing the new technology, which will bring cutting-edge wind propulsion to commercial shipping.

Jan Dieleman, President, Ocean Transportation, Cargill“The maritime industry is on a journey to decarbonize—it’s not an easy one, but it is an exciting one,” said Jan Dieleman, President of Cargill’s Ocean Transportation business. “At Cargill, we have a responsibility to pioneer decarbonizing solutions across all our supply chains to meet our customers' needs and the needs of the planet. A technology like WindWings doesn’t come without risk, and as an industry leader—in partnership with visionary shipowner Mitsubishi Corporation—we are not afraid to invest, take those risks, and be transparent with our learnings to help our partners in maritime transition to a more sustainable future.”

Mitsubishi Corporation’s Pyxis Ocean, chartered by Cargill, is the first vessel to be retrofitted with two WindWings. The large wing sails measure up to 37.5 meters in height that can be fitted to the deck of cargo ships to harness the power of wind. They are expected to generate average fuel savings of up to 30 percent on new build vessels.

Cargill and BAR Technologies have introduced a groundbreaking new innovation: BAR Tech WindWings by Yara Marine (Photo: Business Wire)

The WindWings project, which is co-funded by the European Union as part of the CHEK Horizon 2020 initiative, can help the industry meet environmental targets by offering a retrofit solution that is capable of decarbonizing existing vessels.

The performance of the WindWings will be closely monitored over the coming months to further improve their design, operation, and performance, according to a press release. BAR and Yara Marine are already planning to build hundreds of wings over the next four years, and BAR is also researching new builds with improved hydrodynamic hull forms.

For comments from BAR Technologies and more information, click here.

We look forward to seeing this new innovation in action!

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