Finnish technology company Norsepower, developing and installing the rotors of Platner on ships, confirmed fuel savings of more than 8 percent as a result of tests of their products on Board the tanker Maersk Pelican company Maersk Tankers.
Rotary sails are a modern version of the Flettner rotors, rotating cylinders that use the Magnus effect to using wind power to help the movement of the ship and increase fuel economy.
In August 2018 aboard Maersk Pelican,which comes in a variety of settings in Europe, the middle East, Asia and Australia was equipped with two 30-meter rotor.
According Norsepower during a one-year test from September 2018 to September 2019 the total amount of saved fuel was 8.2%, which is equivalent to reducing emissions by approximately 1,400 tons of CO2.
The data obtained in the study were analyzed and confirmed by the group the Lloyd’s Register’s Ship Performance Group.