“Skysails“ – Kite propulsion system for seagoing vessels

 

 

Customer' enquiry (Skysails)

 

Development of the mast layout system and the propulsion hydraulics for the complete Skysails project

 

Solution and results

 

Conception of a mast layout (height 24m) including the hydraulic design

Development of the entire system hydraulics for the sail propulsion (pull 8 t)

Support during trials & commissioning

Successful performance of the entire hydraulics on a trial ship and subsequent freighters

 

photo: © D. Lange

 

 

 

Skysails mast testing facility

© D. Lange