Deltamarin, BAR Tech and Cargill put wind in the sails of the next generation cargo ships

Deltamarin, BAR Tech and Cargill put wind in the sails of the next generation cargo ships

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At Deltamarin, we have carried out extensive research and development studying how to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of ships. One of the technologies being studied is wind-assisted propulsion. Today, Deltamarin is collaborating with Cargill and BAR Technologies to design cargo ships using BAR Technologies’ WindWings, a new technology offering a solution to improve vessel efficiency, independent of the fuel or type of engine used.

“Deltamarin was selected as the naval architect for this project due to its track record in designing efficient cargo vessels and introducing new technologies to ships,” says Keith Dawe, Sustainability Projects and Investments Leader of Cargill Ocean Transportation. Deltamarin has a specific focus on optimising the hull form and appendages as well as propulsion and steering configuration for WindWings vessels.

John Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of BAR Technologies says: “Today is a significant milestone in bringing our WindWings to Cargill’s vessels. Working alongside such forward-thinkers as Cargill and Deltamarin will ensure that we succeed in fulfilling the huge potential of this project. Wind is the free fuel and should be one of the keys to the IMO’s targets for CO2 reduction.”

Deltamarin’s Senior Advisor Mauri Harki says: “Finding solutions to radically reduce greenhouse gases in the maritime industry is our common challenge. We at Deltamarin are privileged to share our long experience with one of the industry leaders in operating cargo vessels and with an ambitious technological innovator. Nobody can do it alone. We believe this partnership will create interesting new opportunities for design in the future of the global maritime sector.”

Read more about the project in Cargill’s press release and BAR Technologies’ insights with video

For more information, please contact

Esa Jokioinen Deltamarin
Esa Jokioinen
Director, Sales & Marketing
Tel. +358 2 4336 344
Mobile +358 40 834 8112


For more information, please contact

Mauri Harki Deltamarin
Mauri Harki
Senior Advisor
Tel. +358 9 4788 4426
Mobile +358 400 357 577
About Deltamarin
Deltamarin Group provides ship design, offshore engineering and construction support for the marine and offshore industries worldwide. The services include the full range of consulting, design and engineering as well as procurement, support for construction and installation. The Group employs around 400 experts in its own and associated companies located in Europe and Asia. Deltamarin is part of China Merchants Group, a Fortune Global 500 corporation.
About Cargill
Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 155 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.
About BAR Technologies
With an impressive heritage, having originally spun out from the former British, America’s Cup Team, BAR Tech provide a wide range of design and engineering consultancy services with a focus on 4 key sectors; Workboats and Commercial Vessels, Shipping, Special Projects and Leisure Marine and Yachts.
BAR Technologies offer a cohesive team of world lead naval architects and optimisation specialists; fluid dynamists; mechanical, structural and composite engineers; control strategy and system specialists; they offer data and simulation engineers with access to the latest commercial knowledge, using bespoke in-house design tools.
BAR Technologies originally entered this market to challenge themselves to incorporate their broad knowledge of naval architecture, simulation, CFD and patented IP into a superior Crew Transfer Vessel for taking technicians to work on Wind Turbines (amongst other uses). The aim being to improve seakeeping and help make a green energy sector even greener by dramatically reducing fuel requirements.


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