Chile: Norsepower to Install First Rotor Sail on German-Financed Cement Carrier

In a significant move towards sustainable maritime transport, Norsepower will install its innovative Rotor Sail technology on the cement carrier MV Cemcommander, financed by Germany, marking a pivotal step in reducing emissions in the cement shipping industry.

Chile: Norsepower to Install First Rotor Sail on German-Financed Cement Carrier

In an ambitious stride towards enhancing sustainability within the maritime sector, Baltrader Capital has partnered with Norsepower to introduce a groundbreaking Rotor Sail technology on the cement carrier MV Cemcommander. This initiative not only signifies a leap in the adoption of green technologies but also aligns with the broader objectives of reducing carbon emissions in maritime transport.

The MV Cemcommander, to be delivered by Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard, features an eco-friendly design crafted by SDC Ship Design & Consultants. The Rotor Sail, a modern take on the Flettner Rotor, utilizes the ship's electrical power to rotate a cylindrical rotor actively. This rotation generates a thrust that propels the ship, leveraging the Magnus effect for efficient movement. The technology promises fuel savings and a potential reduction in emissions by up to 14 percent, marking a significant step towards environmentally friendly shipping practices.

Set to fly the European flag, the MV Cemcommander will be commercially operated by Baltrader Schifffahrtsgesellschaft. The wind propulsion system will be classified by Bureau Veritas, ensuring the vessel meets the highest standards of sustainability and efficiency. The ship will also receive the WPS2 class notation, highlighting its advanced wind propulsion capabilities.

This collaboration between Baltrader Capital and Norsepower reflects a growing trend in the maritime industry towards digitalization and sustainability. By integrating such innovative technologies, the sector can significantly reduce its environmental footprint, paving the way for a more sustainable future in global shipping.

The digitalization plan of Cementos Molins encompasses over 50 initiatives across six key areas: Customer Experience, Industry 4.0, Data and Analytics, Employee Experience, Digital Enterprise, and Infrastructure. Highlighted projects include the establishment of an artificial intelligence excellence center for the industry, omnichannel processes and solutions for customer engagement, and the development of capabilities to foster innovation, change adoption, and collaborative, agile work methods.

Rocco Lisi has joined Cementos Molins as the head of the digital area, reporting directly to the CIO. With a background in telecommunications engineering from the University of Naples Federico II and postgraduate studies in digitalization, Lisi brings over 20 years of experience in technology and digital transformation consulting across various sectors and countries.