The following information is provided by OceanWings, the designer and manufacturer of the state-of-the-art OceanWings® solution which positions the unique new Canopée cargo vessel as the most advanced wind-powered ship ever to set sail.

You can find below our latest news!

By adopting OceanWings®, commercial vessels can reduce their fuel consumption by up to 50%, helping to fight climate change and achieve the decarbonization targets set by international regulations.

In a context where regulatory constraints are increasing to speed up green transition in the industry, we invite you to read the following article to better understand the evolution of environmental regulations within the maritime sector!

A quick focus on the evolution of environmental regulations

Press releases

June 4th 2024: AYRO launches extended wingsail portfolio, announces rebranding to ‘OceanWings’ at Posidonia 2024.
OceanWings – Press Release

September 26th 2023: AYRO secures 19 million € series B financing round led by SWEN Capital Partner’s Blue Ocean fund – Emmanuel Schalit named CEO.
OceanWings – Press Release

September 7th 2023: With a new firm order of 4 OceanWings® 32 for ZEN50, the revolutionary 100% solar-wind catamaran with unlimited range, ZEN Yachts and AYRO reinforce their commercial relationship.
OceanWings – Press Release

August 24th 2023: Canopée spreads her wings
OceanWings – Press Release

April 17th 2023: AYRO announces the supply of two OceanWings® 32 for a fuel-free 90 feet electric superyacht designed by ALVA Yachts
OceanWings – Press Release

January 9th 2023: WHISPER Energy Transition project receives over 9M EUR in EU funding to reduce emissions in the shipping industry by 15 to 30%
OceanWings – WHISPER – Press Release

June 13th 2022: Optiwise HORIZON Project launches with the aim to holistically improve design and control of commercial ships with wind propulsion
OceanWings – Optiwise HORIZON – Press Release

March 10th 2022: AYRO inks a contract for the supply of an OceanWings® 32 for the ultimate ocean-friendly yacht ZEN50 designed by ZEN Yachts
OceanWings – ZEN50 – Press Release

November 25th 2021: The OceanWings® has been awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label !
OceanWings – Solar Impulse – Press Release

November 10th 2021: AYRO obtains the support of the EMFF and launches the WINNEW project
OceanWings EMFF – WINNEW Project – Press Release

October 27th 2021: AYRO is nominated for the Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2021
OceanWings_Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards 2021 nomination_IWSA – Press Release

October 13th 2021: AYRO receives the EVOLEN 2021 Innovation Price
OceanWings Evolen press release

September 13th 2021: AYRO raises €10.5 million capital from Ocean Zero, Bpifrance and Mer Invest to boost the development of its innovating wingsail solution to help decarbonize the maritime transport industry
OceanWings Funds raised_Press release

September 1st 2021: AYRO chooses Caen in Normandy to produce its OceanWings®, wind propulsion
system for maritime transport
OceanWings CCI Caen Normandie_Press Release

May 17th 2021: Innovative 2,500 TEU Container Vessel “Trade Wings 2,500” from VPLP Design, Alwena Shipping, SDARI and AYRO receives Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas
OceanWings 2500 teus-Trade Wings 2500 – Approval of principle from BV_EN

Mars 26th 2021 : AYRO receives the Innovation Ocean Trophy 2020-2021
OceanWings 20210326_BPGO Innovation Ocean Trophy

February 15th 2021: AYRO secures DNV GL AiP for its OceanWings® 3.6.3. wingsail propulsion system for ships
OceanWings 20210215_AYRO_AiP_Oceanwings-363_EN

December 18th 2020: AYRO inks a contract for the supply of 4 OceanWings ® for the Ro-Ro vessel “Canopee”
OceanWings 20201218-PR-AYRO-Contrat-Canopee-EN

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What they said about us?

Hellenic Shipping News

“We know that the power of the wind, even if it is not always available, can make a significant contribution to GHG-free ship propulsion and ship design. Wind propulsion systems can play a significant auxiliary role in providing substantial propulsive energy and, in some cases, wind could be used for main propulsion requirements (…)” Laurent Leblanc, Senior Vice President Technical & Operations at Bureau Veritas

The Maritime Executive

“The EU has forecast that up to 10,700 wind propulsion installations could be in place by 2030, and the UK Clean Maritime Plan forecasts that wind propulsion technologies will become a £2billion ($2.8 billion) a year segment, with approximately 30,000 installations (equivalent to 40-45 percent market penetration) by the 2050s.” Gavin Allwright, IWSA Secretary General


“We are very pleased to be able to issue this AiP to AYRO for its Oceanwings 3.6.3 system. An AiP can help build confidence in shipowners and operators by demonstrating that new technologies can not only help them improve sustainability, but follow well established, trusted and independent standards.” Hasso Hoffmeister, Senior Principal Engineer at DNV GL – Maritime.


On March 25th, 2021, AYRO was awarded with the 2020-2021 “Ocean Innovation Trophy“ in the category “shipping decarbonation using wind propulsion”, organized by the French bank Banque Populaire Grand Ouest (BPGO).

Mer & Marine

“Thanks to its 360 degree rotation ability, [The Oceanwings] allows the adaptation of the angle of attack of the wingsail no matter the pace of the ship. The camber and the twists’ adjustment allows on the other hand the power adjustment.

Seatrade Maritime News

“The standard service speed will be reduced from current conventional vessels. We will not be able to tackle the climate challenge that is already upon us without thinking differently about how we plan and operate supply chains.” Erik Noeklebye, EVP & COO Shipping Services.

Bureau Veritas

“We are pleased to see Bureau Veritas’s continuous involvement and support in innovation and in the decarbonization of shipping with the release of these new rules. These technical guidelines will help us in the development of our Oceanwings and their application on board cargo vessels.” Ludovic Gérard, CEO AYRO

Energy Observer

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