The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) has formed a strategic partnership with the International Windship Association (IWSA) to join their efforts to promote wind technology in the global shipping fleet.
WWEA is a non-profitable organization that promotes the deployment of wind energy technology around the world while IWSA primarily promotes wind propulsion technology.
As part of the partnership, WWEA will contribute experiences in driving industry transition and taking advantage of the power of wind energy technology in an effort to urgently trying to plot the commercial course towards full decarbonisation. The IWSA, in parallel, will continue to bring together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies.
The two organisations will commence their collaboration during the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) summit in Bonn, Germany next month.
“The WWEA brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about the challenges of scaling renewable technology. Collaborating with the WWEA team on joint projects enables IWSA to accelerate uptake of this abundantly available, free-to-use energy source into the maritime sector. Our members are eager share experiences to promote wind energy around the world. With WWEA support, we see a great future for the development and uptake of wind technology in the commercial fleet,” said IWSA Secretary General, Gavin Allwright.
“We are delighted to form this collaborative relationship with IWSA, whose approach and activities fit squarely with WWEA’s objectives to promote wind energy in all sectors. Shipping is certainly an area that will greatly benefit from the uptake of wind power and we look forward to working closely with IWSA to make that happen faster and at scale,” commented Stefan Gsänger, Secretary General of WWEA.