Wärtsilä and Norsepower have signed a service cooperation agreement aimed at promoting the use of wind propulsion systems in shipping. 

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“The industry is transforming and we intend to be at the forefront of this change,” said Stefan Wiik, vice president, asset management services at Wärtsilä. “We are now embarking on an exciting journey together, supporting and promoting sustainable technologies for a cleaner future.”

Norsepower’s chief strategy officer Jukka Kuuskoski added that the demand for the company’s rotor sails is rising. Since being launched in 2014, Norsepower rotor sails have been installed on three vessels. A fourth installation is already planned for 2020.