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BAR Technologies: Maritime innovation "on the sea"

On-Demand Webinar | 40 minutes

Harnessing the wind with digitalization to fuel tankers and bulk carriers

Introducing the revolutionary WindWings wind propulsion technology

“On the sea” is the second session in a series of three webinars featuring BAR Technologies’ work at the leading edge of maritime innovation.

Wind is the free fuel for tankers and bulk carriers. This session will focus on the application of integrated design and engineering software tools for the development of a novel green propulsion system.

Blue is the new green: building a sustainable future with the digital twin

Over the past few years, we have seen the emergence of a global effort to control climate change and build a sustainable low carbon future. In order to decarbonize the world fleet as soon as possible, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has introduced strict standards with regards to emissions: by 2050, ships are expected to produce at least 50% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 70% less CO2 emissions than they did in 2008. Complying with those regulations require a mixture of out-of-the-box thinking and cutting-edge technologies.

With WindWings, BAR Technologies combine wind propulsion with route optimization, thereby increasing the fuel efficiency of sea-going vessels by 30 percent or more, depending on whether the installation is retrofit or on a newbuild with hull optimization. Initially aimed at bulk carriers and tankers, further variations will be developed for other large ship types.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How CFD-focused multiphysics simulation enabled rapid and accurate aerodynamic and hydrodynamic performance calculations
  • How having a flexible product development platform combined with a comprehensive digital twin helped BAR Technologies create differentiation through complexity
  • How effective design iteration and engineering optimization in a multidisciplinary, integrated environment supported innovation
 

Guest Speaker

Simon Schofield

Chief Technology Officer, BAR Technologies

Simon Schofield is the chief technology officer of BAR Technologies and a veteran of multiple America’s Cup, Volvo ocean race and grand prix race yacht campaigns. Simon was most recently head of design and engineering at BAR Land Rover, the British America’s Cup entrant from 2016.