Dagmar Nelissen, Senior researcher and consultant at CE Delft, will present the preliminary findings of the EU DG Clima study ‘Analysis of market potentials and market barriers for wind propulsion technologies for ships’, at next week’s Natural Propulsion Seminar.
This is an important study with the general objective to provide support to the European Commission to explore how further support can be provided to ensure that wind propulsion technologies are deployed in the shipping sector.
“The CO2 abatement measures available to the shipping industry are pivotal when it comes to estimating the costs of alternative political measures and examining policy options, ” states Nelissen.
CE Delft has carried out numerous studies on climate policy for maritime shipping, commissioned by national and international government agencies and by organisations like the IMO and the European Commission.
There will also be presentations from Giovanni Bordogna & Nico van der Kolk from the Ship Hydromechanics Laboratory at Delft University of Technology on research to calculate aerodynamic forces and their interaction of several wind-assisted propulsion systems on deck. They will focus on the importance of proper performance prediction along with assessment of the aerodynamics and hydrodynamics of wind-assisted ships.
“A physically sound performance prediction is a necessary prerequisite for any environmental or economic evaluation of wind-assist concepts.” assert Bordogna and van der Kolk.
The Natural Propulsion Seminar, May 24, is held as part of BlueWeek, which is an independent, dedicated and free event hosted by the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (MARIN), where the industry, academics and institutions can come together to discuss the latest R&D initiatives, regulations and projects. The schedule also includes seminars on the challenges and innovative solutions for offshore wind and blue technology at sea.
Registration is still open (no charge) – spaces are limited http://www.blueforum.org
Program available – http://www.blueforum.org/?page_id=2462
CE Delft is an independent research and consultancy organisation specialised in developing innovative solutions to environmental problems. CE Delft is skilled across a wide range of environmental topics and also familiar with the associated policy networks: trade and industry, government and non-governmental organisations alike. The solutions CE Delft delivers are technologically robust, economically prudent, politically feasible and socially equitable. Eager to share its knowledge and understanding, CE Delft makes its research findings publicly available whenever it can.
Delft University of Technology
Since the 1970’s the Ship Hydromechanics Laboratory of the Delft University of Technology has been testing sailing yacht models of all kinds. The result is the famous Delft Systematic Yacht Hull series, which forms the basis of Velocity Prediction Programs used by designers worldwide. Moreover, the aerodynamic part of the Wind Assist project has been carried out at the Polytechnic University of Milan which has an outstanding reputation for wind-tunnel testing on sailing yachts.
Giovanni Bordogna holds the position of Young Researcher at the Ship Hydromechanics Laboratory of the Delft University of Technology. Since November 2013 he has been studying the aerodynamics of wind-assisted ships with the aim of improving their performance prediction.
Nico van der Kolk
Nico van der Kolk is a Ph.D. candidate at the Ship Hydromechanics Laboratory of the Delft University of Technology. The focus of his work is the hydrodynamics of wind-assisted ship propulsion. His research interests include computational and theoretical fluid dynamics in the context of ship science. Also, he is an avid sailor.