Ayro Oceanwings®, a unique Wingsail technology to reduce carbon emission in the maritime transportation. Oceanwings®, a product designed for commercial ships which is safe, simple, automated and performant :
– Suitable for most vessel types, new build and retrofit, with easy and quick integration
– Doesn’t require skills traditionally needed to sail
– A reefable and auto moved wingsail, safe and running in any weather & under a large range of
wind angles and strengths
– A patented solution
SENSORS ON THE WINGSAILS MEASURE THE WIND
A COMPUTER ANALYSES
THE WINGSAIL ANGLE OF ATTACK AND CAMBER
The most USER-FRIENDLY and
- Comparable to a cargo crane setup
- 363m² surface
- 16t weight
- Electrical actuators
- Applicable apparent wind angle from 5° to downwind
- Works up to 80 knots of apparent wind speed
- Fully lowerable with limited windage
- Designed to endure winds speeds of up to 140+ knots
Is it possible to install the Oceanwings as a retrofit solution ?
The Oceanwings system has been designed with a pedestal interface comparable to a cargo crane so as to enable retrofit projects without requiring dry dock installation (possible with ship remaining afloat).
Is the Oceanwings reefable or only furlable ?
The Oceanwings are reefable and furlable (the aft flap can be lowered while keeping the first element hoisted).
Will AYRO be able to provide real-time 24/7 routing to the shipowner and the ship during transit, possibly through an external router?
The Oceanwings system comes with an onboard routing system through an external router that will advise crew on the best routes for maximizing savings.
Class approval status
On February 15, 2021, AYRO was awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its Oceanwings® 3.6.3 wind assisted propulsion system for ships from DNV GL. The Oceanwings is also being approved upon at AIP stage by bureau veritas.
Precautions against excessive wind conditions
Wind Operating Window is defined, together with an automatic release system in case of excessive wind conditions. Constant strain gauges measurements can also trigger the automatic release system based on actually measured loads.
Is it possible to tilt the OCEANWINGS in order to reduce the air draft ?
Yes, depending on the operational constraints (airdraft, cargo operation), tilt can be required. AYRO is developing a system as optional in order to tilt the Oceanwings when needed.
What is the maximum possible height in the future ?
The more industrialized model is OW 363. However we are considering larger wingsails for specific projects when relevant. Wingsails featuring a height larger than 50m are considered not relevant for maritime transportation.