ABS has published a new guide which provides class safety standards when installing wind-assisted systems.
The classification society said the ABS Guide to Wind-Assisted Propulsion System Installation is applicable to two wind-assisted propulsion technologies: Flettner rotors; and wing sails, including both rigid and soft sails.
‘Wind-assisted propulsion systems, which use wind thrust to reduce vessel fuel consumption have real potential to contribute to industry decarbonization objectives. ABS is committed to working with industry to integrate this technology safely and efficiently,’ said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology.
The guide covers structures, machinery, stability, navigational safety, manoeuvrability, fire safety, emergency systems, materials and non-destructive testing.