From left to right: Chantiers de l’Atlantique Solid Sail (passenger vessel), ANEMOI Rotor Sails (bulk carrier) and AYRO OceanWings (tanker)
Optiwise will consider three operational use cases. Extensive simulations within these use cases will be done covering aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and marine power systems. These are holistically brought together in routing and energy management. There will be a keen additional focus on realistic operational applications of the designs using basin tests to assess manoeuvring and seakeeping, as well as bridge simulations to assess operations from the crew’s point of view. In order to increase effective thrust in uncertain wind conditions, full-scale, landbased tests are also performed to verify
smarter control methods for Flettner rotors.