Anemoi and Tufton secure Wind Propulsion Innovation Award

Anemoi, in conjunction with Tufton Investment Management Ltd, is delighted to have scooped the prestigious ‘Wind Propulsion Innovation Award for developers of innovative technology and installations’.

The Wind Propulsion Innovation Awards received a hefty 84 nominations. This was then slashed to just over 30 shortlisted businesses across seven categories by a 27-person panel. In the 17 days of voting the awards logged 40,000 votes, before the winner was announced at COP26, streamed live from Glasgow as part of the Malin Spotlight series.

A selection of judges, from across the shipping and renewable energy sectors, were impressed by the upcoming retrofitting of Rotor Sails on Tufton’s TR Lady. Anemoi Rotor Sails are set to be installed on a rail system, which allows cargo operations on the bulk carrier to continue uninterrupted.

TR Lady is a CS Marine design 82,000-dwt Kamsarmax bulker, built in 2017 by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group, and managed by Tufton.

Speaking earlier this year Andrew Hampson, CEO of Tufton said:

Tufton is committed to investing in greenhouse gas emission reduction technologies including Energy Saving Devices and deployment of digital and other management tools to reduce maritime greenhouse gas emissions. The selection of Anemoi Rotor Sails is representative of Tufton’s capability to carefully select from a variety of environmentally friendly technologies to achieve commercial as well as environmental targets. I am pleased to work with Anemoi and look forward to a successful installation with the resulting reduction in emissions.  

Rotor Sails are vertical cylinders which, when driven to rotate, harness the renewable power of the wind to provide additional forward thrust. These highly efficient mechanical sails capitalise on the aerodynamic phenomenon known as the Magnus Effect and will deliver significant fuel and emission savings to TR Lady.

Anemoi and Tufton would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted and for the continued support of wind propulsion technologies.