The Singapore-based dry bulk owner Berge Bulk has announced their installation of four emissions-reducing Rotor Sails on the Mv “Berge Neblina,” a 388,000-dwt Valemax ore carrier.

The four Rotors Sails, designed by Anemoi Marine Technologies, stand 35 meters tall and 5 meters in diameter each.

The Rotor Sails are integrated with a bespoke folding deployment system, that allows them to lay flat to mitigate impact on air draught and cargo handling operations when in port.

With the newly installed Rotor Sails Mv “Berge Neblina” is expected to save more than 1,000 tons of fuel annually, as Berge Bulk informs.

After the installations of the Rotor Sails during “Berge Neblina’s” scheduled dry docking at Yulian Shekou shipyard in China, the vessel is now on her way to Brazil.

The Rotor Sails, also known as ‘Flettner Rotors’, harness wind power through vertical cylinders that rotate, utilising the Magnus Effect to provide additional thrust to the vessel.

This news of the Rotor Sail installation follows a string of other decarbonisation efforts announced by Berge Bulk in recent months.

Last October, Berge Bulk unveiled four BARTech WindWings on newcastlemax vessel, Berge Olympus. In March, Berge Bulk announced the order of two ammonia-fuelled bulkers for delivery in 2027.

Meanwhile, the company mentions that it is making steady progress with its commitment to fully offset all scope 1 emissions by 2025 and plant 25 million trees by 2026.

Paolo Tonon, technical director, Berge Bulk, said: “Leveraging the latest in wind technology to reduce our fleet’s emissions is an important part of Berge Bulk’s ‘Maritime Marshall Plan’ for decarbonisation. We are optimistic that these Rotor Sails can deliver up to 8% carbon reduction.”

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