Hybridation of propulsion is a solution for most of cargo vessels to cut significantly their CO2 emissions and fuel bills. Various solutions are existing on the market, each with their pro and cons. Savings up to 30% can observed under certain trades, exposed to favorable wind conditions.
French giant TOTAL is committed also to WASP , read below two posts explaining their research.
We, at Alwena Shipping, are engaged currently in three projects (2 new vessels and 1 retrofit) where Owners are asking us to investigate WASP for their vessel.