(L): Maersk P-Class Illustration with two 30x5 Norsepower Rotor Sails
(R): Flettner rotor project group. From left to right - Jarkko Väinämö (Norsepower), Paul Trinick (ETI), Tuomas Riski (Norsepower), Andrew Scott (ETI), Jakub Rzeplinski (Shell), Veronica Nielsen, Steen Jacobsen, Leonardo Sonzio, Tommy Thomassen, Peter Christensen (Maersk), David Connolly (Shell)
Notes for Editors:
Norsepower Oy Ltd is a Finnish clean technology and engineering company pioneering the generation of renewable wind energy for the global maritime industry. Norsepower is the leading provider of low-maintenance, software operated, and data verified auxiliary wind propulsion systems.
For more information on the Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution, please visit www.norsepower.com
About Maersk Tankers
Maersk Tankers owns and operates the largest product tanker fleet in the industry. The first dedicated product tanker vessel was acquired in 1928, and ever since, the fleet has been expanding and improving to meet customer needs worldwide. Maersk Tankers is part of the Energy division of A.P. Moller - Maersk, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.
For more information on Maersk Tankers, please visit www.maersktankers.com
About the Energy Technologies Institute
The ETI is a public-private partnership between global energy and engineering companies – BP, Caterpillar, EDF, Rolls-Royce and Shell – and the UK Government.
The role of the ETI is to act as a conduit between academia, industry and the government to accelerate the development of low carbon technologies. We bring together engineering projects that develop affordable, secure and sustainable technologies to help the UK address its long term emissions reductions targets as well as delivering nearer term benefits. We make targeted commercial investments in nine technology programmes across heat, power, transport and the infrastructure that links them.
About Shell Shipping & Maritime
Shell Shipping & Maritime is Shell’s centre for maritime expertise. Located within Shell’s integrated Trading and Supply business it provides commercial, ship management and technology services, along with assurance advice to internal and external customers. It is the world’s largest charterer of ships and operates 10 oil tankers and around 40 LNG carriers. Shell transports over 35,000,000 tons of LNG across the oceans each year.
On any one day, Shell has an interest in around 300 ships and 1200 barges on the world’s oceans and rivers. It is involved in over 100,000 cargo transfers a year. A Shell cargo is loaded or discharged every five minutes into one of the 130 global ports and terminals in which it operates.
Shell Shipping & Maritime is also accountable for the safety aspects for all of Shell's floating activities, including mobile drilling rigs, supply boats, anchor handlers and tugs, Floating Oil Storage, Regasification Units and Single Buoy Moorings.