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18 October 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 05:36 GMT+2



October 3, 2019

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Started in Japan the phase of planning of detail of a system on sail for the naval propulsion

It previews the installation of telescopic rigid sails in order to convert wind energy in propulsive force

The society of Japanese classification Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has given own approval in principle to the Japanese project Wind Challenger that the installation of telescopic rigid sails on board of the ships in order to convert wind energy in propulsive force previews, initiative that is got ahead by various companies and agencies between which the shipowning group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), the navalmeccanica society Oshima Shipbuilding Co. and the University of Tokyo. The approval of ClassNK attests the completion with success of the starting phase of planning of the structure and the system of control of the sail.

It will now begin the phase of drawing up of a project detailed with the scope to arrive to the construction of an endowed ship of this system that, second the forecasts, will allow a reduction of 5% about of the gas emission greenhouse on the marine route that connects Japan with Australia and of 8% about on the route western Japan-coast of the America North.


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