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Bound4blue

A novel wingsail system for assisted clean sailing in the maritime transport sector

July 2018
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Identification

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.

Label Date July 2018
From Spain
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Funding from investors and public organisations; Stricter policy framework; Stronger support from technology and engineering network of partners

Sectors - Value chain - Application

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Applications
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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The environmental benefits

  • Emission reduction between 10% to 30%
  • Flexibility: Foldable, orientable and scalable system
  • Zero impact on cargo capability
  • Low maintenance
03.

The Financial benefits

  • 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
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Activity Region

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  • Headquarters
  • Activity
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Company Profile

bound4blue

b4b is positioned as a fuel efficiency tech supplier for the shipping industry to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels.

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Headquarters 08191 Rubí, Barcelona, España
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