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Ship Sailing and Wind Rotors Together for Naval Architects

C-Job is going to be special for Naval Architects using a wind rotor designed ship suitable for the Switijnk family. That owner is convinced that the propulsion of ships much more environmentally friendly can.

The Fleeter rotor-rotor or the sail is an invention of the last century, in 1928, designed by Anton Flettner, hence the name for the rotor. This power-driven rotor rotates quickly around and caused the so-called magnums-effect, in which there are on one side of the rotor vacuum Genesis and wind from the side leads to a forward force.Ship Sailing and Wind Rotors Together for Naval Architects

In the framework of the European project SAIL made C-Job Naval Architects a design specifically for a vessel of the Flettner rotor uses. “You get by the rotors more shear force along the water line, there is the shape of the hull on changed”, says senior designer Jelle Ganapathy of the company. The hull is also more smoothed for the inflow of the wind.

Environmentally friendly propulsion

The family business Switijnk C-Job to this basic concept for 8000 tonnes of dry cargo a vessel can transport. “Sustainable development is part of our future-proof philosophy as a family business, “says Director Stefan Switijnk.

The four Flettner rotors that ship equipped-are in addition to the classic propulsion by a fuel engine powered screw. The rotors deliver fuel savings of an estimated 15%. Swijtink does a research on use of LNG or biofuel.

Only on the Flettner rotors-boating is not a feasible option, research proven.

Special design

There are also other ships that use the Flettner rotor, but it has the hull still the classical form. I manage to find partners who ship fellow Switijnk want to fund, then it would be the first time that commercial shippers in the market a ship go sailing that especially for use of the modern Flettner rotor is designed.

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