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Wind Propulsion Principles

In this week episode, we look at vessel design and energy savings with our guest Konstantinos Fakiolas, a Greek naval architect who moved to Finland a few years ago to specialize in energy efficiency and wind assist technologies.

Kostas is the author of the reference book Wind Propulsion Principles, a complete guide to harvesting the winds for commercial shipping, edition 2.0 was released in December 2020. 

In this interview, Kostas details  the 3 main wind assist technologies – Flettner, Wing Sail and Kite, providing a hands on analysis of benefits and limitations for each of them.