International Windship Association (IWSA) hosts its annual Wind Propulsion Innovation Forum at SMM2016 in Hamburg this year. There is an extensive agenda with expert speakers and panellists that are sure 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, 6th-9th September. 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 specialising 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 & Solutions; Complementary Technologies, Ship Design, Ports and the Media. Panellists 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 full schedule is available at http://wind-ship.org/en/iwsa-smm2016
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, made possible by the generous support of our key sponsors, including the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), the Greek classification society, Class INSB, the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA), Lloyd’s Register, Deltamarin, the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN), Greenport, Norsepower, Peaceboat’s Ecoship Project, Good Fuels, Fair Winds Trading Co, Onesails & the Motorship Magazine.
Mr. Nikos Nesteroulis, Vice-President, INSB Class said, “We are delighted to be involved with IWSA and this international pool of shipping experts that are dedicated to promoting green practices and wind as a smart propulsion method.”
Other IWSA highlights include Mr. Allwright presenting and moderating a panel discussion on alternative propulsion in the main GMEC conference on the 6th Sept, the Peaceboat’s Ecoship Project, the world’s greenest cruiseship design, call for suppliers on the morning of the 7th September at the forum and the ceremony for IWSA main Innovation Awards from 1600 on the 8th September.