WINDTAINER is an Alliance of three French Companies, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, VPLP Design and Alwena Shipping, formed in April 2023 with the purpose of developing logistics solutions through methanol fueled and wind assisted/propelled pure container ships having low fuel consumption and low carbon dioxide emissions.
The Alliance, which ambitions are in line with the IMO GHG Strategy to reach net-zero by or around 2050, has developed an innovative concept of containerships with:
At the moment and in consideration of existing Wind propulsion technology and its applicability on containerships, WINDTAINER has developed and proposes three versions of this concept :
Main innovation of this concept is the use of wind propulsion and the installation of wings, which is yet to be marketed and developed in the containerships industry.
WINDTAINER studies, based on performance predictions and historical weather data on routing done during two years, have assessed that there is an indicative potential reduction in CO2/TEU emissions up to 93% between WindTainer 2500 using Green Methanol with wings and a conventional similar containership running with HFO.
WINDTAINER may offer different bespoke services to its clients, which can be either existing shipping lines or shippers/coalitions of shippers, based on prior determination of the best solution required :
PARTNERS : SDARI, VPLP et VPLP
START OF PROJECT : 04/2023
END OF PROJECT : ongoing
SHIP TYPE : Container ship
OVERALL LENGTH : 197.25 m
OVERALL WIDTH : 32.00 m
DRAUGHT (SCANTLING) : 11.00 m
CAPACITY : 2479 TEU
MATERIAL : Steel
PROPULSION : Dual fuel (Methanol or MDO) with wings
1x shaft line with CPP propeller
6x 363 m² Oceanwings
SERVICE SPEED : 13 knots
MAXIMAL SPEED : 16 knots without wings