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Visit to New Plymouth, 15 September 2011, with Jonathan Young MP for New Plymouth. Stops included a visit to Fitzroy Yachts (where two superyachts are under construction), the opening of the new Todd Energy LPG facility with Shane Ardern MP for Taranaki, a visit to the Jean Sandal Retirement Village, a "walk around" (with New Plymouth Mayor Harry Duynhoven) at the Rugby World Cup Village and a stop to talk with the local Young Professionals Group.
SkySails on the MS BEAUFORT
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W I N D P O W E R U S E D P R O F I T A B L Y
It’s a simple fact: wind is cheaper than oil and the most cost-effective offshore energy source. Yet, despite its attractive saving potential, it is not presently being used by cargo ships – for a simple reason: so far no sailing system has met the requirements of commercial shipping.
SkySails is now offering a wind propulsion system based on large towing kites, which, for the first time, meets the requirements of shipping companies.
By using the SkySails-System, a ship‘s fuel costs can be reduced by 10- 35% on annual average, depending on wind conditions. Under optimal wind conditions, fuel consumption can temporarily be reduced by up to 50%. Even on a small, 87 metre cargo ship, savings of up to 280,000 euros can be made annually.
In 2007 the first SkySails-Systems with towing-kite areas of up to 320m² for cargo vessels, superyachts and fish trawlers will be available. Series production will start in 2008.
Virtually all cargo ships can be retrofitted with the SkySails technology trouble-free.