Bringing aviation technology to shipping via a new foldable wingsail designed to reduce fuel consumption and pollutant emissions of maritime transport in existing and newly built vessels.
The shipping industry transports 90% of the world’s cargo, resulting in enormous air pollution impacts. Designed as an engine assist technology, the rigid wingsail system is completely foldable to the ship's deck to avoid safety issues during harsh weather conditions or during loading/unloading operations. It is fully automated - no extra crew required - and will orient itself to maximize performances for any wind direction. As a result the wingsails thrust capacity is ten times higher than that of traditional sails and other existing novel designs. By generating effective thrust from wind power, Bound4blue’s rigid wingsails allow vessels to operate at their nominal service speed with reduced engine propulsion, thereby lowering fuel consumption and polluting less.
- •Emission reduction between 10% to 30%
- •Flexibility: Foldable, orientable and scalable system
- •Zero impact on cargo capability
- •Low maintenance
- •Payback period under 5 years depending on size of ship
- •Reduced fuel consumption and thus lower costs
- •Job-creation (including highly-qualified engineers) for manufacturing and integration of the solution
08191 Rubí, Barcelona, Spain
SDG's of Application
SDG's of Application
- Medium and large scale commercialization
- Small scale commercialization
- Initial market commercialization
- Prototype testing in the real world
- Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Andorra, Albania, Austria, Åland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Belarus, Switzerland, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, Faroe Islands, France, United Kingdom, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Monaco, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Sweden, Slovenia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Slovakia, San Marino, Ukraine, Vatican City, Kosovo,
United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Georgia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, India, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Myanmar [Burma], Mongolia, Macao, Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Pakistan, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, Tajikistan, East Timor, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen,
Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Western Sahara, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, British Indian Ocean Territory, Kenya, Comoros, Liberia, Lesotho, Libya, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, São Tomé and Príncipe, Swaziland, Chad, French Southern Territories, Togo, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe,
Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Barbados, Saint Barthélemy, Bermuda, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Martinique, Montserrat, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Bouvet Island, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela,
American Samoa, Australia, Cocos [Keeling] Islands, Cook Islands, Christmas Island, Fiji, Micronesia, Guam, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Nauru, Niue, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa,
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