Enercon: Rotor sail ship E-Ship 1 saves up to 25% fuel

The rotor sails on the ENERCON-developed E-ship 1 allow operational fuel savings of up to 25% compared to same-sized conventional freight vessels.

These are the results of the analysis of the comprehensive measurement data compiled during numerous voyages through various waters around the globe in conjunction with a project supported by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). These were presented in Emden on 19 July.

Since its maiden voyage in 2010, the E-Ship 1, developed for transporting ENERCON wind turbine components, has covered more than 170,000 sea miles