First ever transit of the “E-Ship”, managed by Auerbach [Hamburg] through the Panama Canal.
Auerbach is managing the E-Ship on behalf of the green energy wind-turbine manufacturer & windpark company, ENERCON in Germany!
The E-Ship 1 is a Flettner ship:
four large rotorsails that rise from its deck are rotated via a mechanical linkage to the ship’s propellers. The sails, or Flettner rotors, aid the ship’s propulsion by means of the Magnus effect – the perpendicular force that is exerted on a spinning body moving through a fluid stream.
Achievable propulsion savings by applying Flettner rotorsails are ranged between 35 .. 45 %.