“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