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AirWing the latest wind-assist tech to start marketing

GT Green Technologies, a UK-headquartered wind propulsion specialist, has secured grant funding following success at this year’s Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition. This funding from the UK’s Department of Transport will be allocated towards the development and launch of the company’s proprietary AirWing propulsion solution currently in development.

The patent-pending AirWing is a new-to-market product, giving owners yet another wind-assist choice to go alongside at least 20 other designs.

Available as either a retrofit or newbuild option, AirWing maximises thrust output to produce what the manufacturer claims is anywhere between 10% to 30% fuel savings for retrofits and even greater savings for newbuilds.

As lead organisation, GT Green Technologies is working with a range of industry partners including aerodynamicists from Formula One and Americas Cup campaigns.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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