Future-powered

Norsepower Oy Ltd., (Norsepower), the leading global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, reveals a contract with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd. for delivery of single rotor sails onboard two new-build Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered, wind-assisted CO₂ carriers commissioned by Northern Lights


Northern Lights is developing the transportation and storage component of Norway’s Longship project to decarbonize industrial emissions.

Norsepower estimates that the rotor sails will reduce the fuel and CO₂ emissions from each vessel by approximately five percent. The two first-of-its-kind carriers have been designed by Northern Lights and are being built by China-based Dalian Shipbuilding. Tuomas Riski, CEO of Norsepower, comments: “Vessels are being built today to operate efficiently ahead of 2050. As fuel prices increase and a carbon levy is initiated, getting newbuild vessels as efficient as possible is essential for long term commercial success. We are pleased to be supporting shipowners in achieving greater climate alignment compliance scores and contributing to the greater sustainability of supply chains as a whole.”