Thordon Bearings delivers robust support to wind power-in-a-box technology

Thordon Bearings is supplying its grease-free, self-lubricating ThorPlas-Blue bearing material to a novel containerized wind propulsion system designed to reduce fuel consumption and fossil fuel emissions across all commercial ship types. The rigid sail system – developed by entrepreneurs Miles Keeney-Ritchie and Satchel Douglas, co-founders of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based start-up Aloft Systems – is a […]

Damen Marine Components delivers rudder and steering gear for new coastal research vessel

A single high-lift Barke® flap rudder together with a piston-type steering gear system was delivered by Damen Marine Components’ (DMC) to Holland Shipyards Group’s yard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. There they were fitted into a 35-metre coastal research vessel that was built for the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and which is named the RV Prinsesse […]

Wind for Goods event unveils 2023 programme

Nantes Saint-Nazaire will be hosting the second international Wind for Goods edition dedicated to wind-powered maritime transport on 1- 2 June 2023. This edition will offer a fine programme, with many conferences, meetings and experiments, as well as the opportunity to sail aboard a new generation of ships. The aim is to bring together all […]