Norsepower is a Finnish cleantech company providing wind propulsion systems to reduce the environmental foot print of the global shipping.
Norsepower helps to reduce the emissions of shipping by providing auxiliary wind propulsion systems. The Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution is a modernized version of the Flettner rotor – a spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to harness wind power to propel a ship.
Norsepower was established in 2012 and it is a market leader in auxiliary wind propulsion.
The Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution is a modernized version of the Flettner rotor – a spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to harness wind power to propel a ship. When the wind conditions are favorable, Norsepower Rotor Sails allow the main engines to be throttled back, saving fuel and reducing emissions while providing the power needed to maintain speed and voyage time. Rotor sails can be used with new vessels or they can be retrofitted to existing ships.
Norsepower has won a number of awards for the innovative Rotor Sail technology. In September 2015 the Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution won the Energy Efficiency Solution Award in annual Ship Efficiency Awards, organized by Fathom Maritime Intelligence. In June 2016 the product was awarded with the Innovation of the Year Award at the Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards. In May 2017 Norsepower’s CEO Tuomas Riski was awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award at Norshipping.
SDG’s of application
The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.