BOUND 4 BLUE
Wing sails for use on cargo and passenger craft to cut
down on fuel bills. Seen here are Oriol Sanchez Garcia (Lead
electronics engineer) and David Ferrer Desclaux (Co-founder
& CTO). This company from Spain are at the cutting edge,
hoping to equip vessels with practical wing-sails to help combat
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The clever marine engineers from Bound4Blue are developing a concept wing sail system that they hope will help to conserve fuel for fleet operators. We think they are onto something, but will commercial operators make the leap of faith and fit these eco devices. How much longer can we ignore the changing climate such that ship owners continue to invest in fossil fueled vessels.
It is not all plain sailing by any means. A diesel ship can chug along all day and night with their bunkers full of fuel. A sail powered vessel has no reserves, meaning that if the wind dies, that the cargo may not arrive in port on time. The most famous sailing ships in history were the clippers that were designed to deliver tea and spices as quickly as possible, the most famous of all being the Cutty Sark.
One day we hope that with automation, modern sail powered ships will once again rule the waves.
The conference and brokerage event will take place at:
ROYAL VICTORIA DOCKS
- The building of London’s Royal Docks introduced a new world of commerce to the expanding capital. The dock is dominated by the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, constructed on the north quayside and opened in November 2000, and by the adjacent high level Royal Victoria Dock Bridge. The waterside location of ExCel is used to its advantage when it hosts nautical events, with visiting vessels moored alongside the exhibition centre.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7069 5000
Reed Exhibitions Limited
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MAP LONDON, THAMES - This map of London with the River Thames as a main feature, shows us the Docks above and feed into the Thames as it flows east out to sea.
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