The International Windship Association (IWSA) will host its annual Wind Propulsion Innovation Forum at SMM2016 in Hamburg, including an extensive agenda with expert speakers and panelists that aim to provoke discussion and debate about wind propulsion as key to the future of sustainable shipping.
The IWSA Innovation Forum spans all four days of the conference, September 6-9. A broad spectrum of wind propulsion technology providers and ship development projects will be showcasing the latest developments in Rotor technology, Suction Wing, Dynarig and various Hard Sail technologies. There will also be presentations from the latest studies by leading academics specializing in maritime wind propulsion from the University of Tokyo, Strathclyde and Manchester, the Marine Institute
of the Netherlands (MARIN) Emden Leer Hochschule and CE Delft.
“The Innovation Forum at SMM2016 is an opportunity for the industry to engage with the emerging trend of wind propulsion. Over four days, we will see a wide range of credible technical solutions, debate the issues and set the tone for collaboration for the future development of the sector,” said Gavin Allwright, IWSA General Secretary.
Panel discussions will cover all aspects of commercial wind propulsion –the drivers and incentives to finance, barriers and solutions; complementary technologies, ship design, ports and the media. Panelists come from across the industry including Katherine Palmer, Environmental Manager at Lloyds Register, Kjartan Ross, Business Development Manager, Propeller & Aft Ship at MAN Diesel & Turbo, Dr. Orestis Schinas, Professor for Shipping and Ship Finance at HSBA, Michael Schaap, Commercial Director Marine, Good Fuels, Sara Skold, Shipping Sustainability Consultant at IVL Swedish Environmental Institute, Manfred Lebmeier,Head of environmental and spatial strategy, Hamburg Port Authority
, and Craig Eason, Deputy Editor of Lloyds List , among others.
The Forum will be located just in front of the main IWSA booth 301, in the new ‘Green Propulsion Hall’ A5. All the forum events are free of charge.
Other IWSA highlights include Allwright presenting and moderating a panel discussion on alternative propulsion in the main GMEC conference on September 6, the Peaceboat’s Ecoship Project, the world’s greenest cruise ship design, call for suppliers on the morning September 7 at the forum and the ceremony for IWSA main Innovation Awards on September 8.