Netherlands-based Econowind and Vertom announced their collaboration to install windassist VentoFoil units on multiple vessels by the end of 2022.
These will be retrofitted on the Dutch flagged general cargo vessels MV Progress and MV Perfect, making it the first fleet order for Econowind. Thomas van Meerkerk of Vertom states: “Vertom recognized the momentum for partnerships with a clear focus on decarbonizing our business activities and supply chain. After closely considering the business case of the VentiFoil units, we are pleased to extend our collaboration with Econowind with another order for two vessels.”
Next generation VentiFoil
Econowind will install the next generation VentiFoils on the vessels: the VentoFoil. The suction method has been upgraded, which results in limiting the amount of moving parts. This next step by Vertom allows Econowind to further invest in production methods, making production faster.