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Future Cargo Ships to be Powered by Wind to Fight Climate Change

The Winds of Change project is a collaboration between the University of Southampton and UK company Smart Green Shipping that aims to retrofit large vessels with ultramodern wing-sails to cut carbon emissions and decarbonize the UK's maritime sector. The goal of the project is to investigate the potential of the FastRig wing-sails developed by Smart Green Shipping, create new software tools to accurately predict how modern vessels perform on the ocean when fitted with the wing-sails, and test the impact of a retractable 20-meter-high FastRig wing-sail retrofitted on a commercial ship. The project is funded by the Department for Transport and Innovate UK.

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