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Modern windships. Phase 1

Abstract

Knud E. Hansen A/S (KEH) has, partly funded by the Energy Research Programme, (EFP-95) investigated in the possibilities of using windships for transportation of cargo on long routes, i.e. across the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean. The task was to peruse experiences from projects made during the past 30 years and then, based on new materials and design principle to make proposals to modern wind driven ships to transportation of cargo - especially bulk carriers. KEH has thus prepared a suggestion for a 50,000 DWT wind driven bulk carrier on these terms. The bulk carrier in question is a modern rig inspired by the classical lugger and junk sail with a total sail area of abt. 10,000 m{sup 2}. The hull of the ship has been developed in order to limit wave resistance and drifting. Project Windship has, in contrast to earlier tests and projects, designed a bulk carrier based on a complete evaluation of ecology, safety, economy and reasonable transportation speed. The research project shows that international sea transportation, with wind as the primary source of energy, does not seem to run up against any obstacles as regards safety. The economical analyses show that windship transportation, with today`s oil prices,  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1996
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NEI-DK-2678
Reference Number:
SCA: 170601; 170400; PA: DK-97:001981; EDB-97:110965; NTS-98:001920; SN: 97001836983
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: EFP-93; PBD: Nov 1996
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; SHIPS; SAILS; WIND; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; CARGO; ECONOMICS; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; MARITIME TRANSPORT; DESIGN; ENERGY EFFICIENCY
OSTI ID:
515478
Research Organizations:
Hansen (K.E.) A/S, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97765748; CNN: Contract ENS-1363/93-0013; TRN: DK9701981
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97765748
Submitting Site:
DK
Size:
224 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Modern windships. Phase 1. Denmark: N. p., 1996. Web.
Modern windships. Phase 1. Denmark.
1996. "Modern windships. Phase 1." Denmark.
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title = {Modern windships. Phase 1}
abstractNote = {Knud E. Hansen A/S (KEH) has, partly funded by the Energy Research Programme, (EFP-95) investigated in the possibilities of using windships for transportation of cargo on long routes, i.e. across the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean. The task was to peruse experiences from projects made during the past 30 years and then, based on new materials and design principle to make proposals to modern wind driven ships to transportation of cargo - especially bulk carriers. KEH has thus prepared a suggestion for a 50,000 DWT wind driven bulk carrier on these terms. The bulk carrier in question is a modern rig inspired by the classical lugger and junk sail with a total sail area of abt. 10,000 m{sup 2}. The hull of the ship has been developed in order to limit wave resistance and drifting. Project Windship has, in contrast to earlier tests and projects, designed a bulk carrier based on a complete evaluation of ecology, safety, economy and reasonable transportation speed. The research project shows that international sea transportation, with wind as the primary source of energy, does not seem to run up against any obstacles as regards safety. The economical analyses show that windship transportation, with today`s oil prices, will be about 10% higher compared to the diesel driven transportation. In the light of the positive results of the research project the steering committee recommends that phase II of project `Modern Windships` is carried out. (EG)}
place = {Denmark}
year = {1996}
month = {Nov}
}