About the WASP project
The WASP (Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion) project, funded by the Interreg North Sea Europe programme, part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to the tune of €5.4 million. The project brings together universities, wind-assist technology providers with ship owners to research, trial and validate the operational performance of a selection of wind propulsion solutions thus enabling wind propulsion technology market penetration and contributing to a greener North Sea transport system through harvesting the regions abundant wind potential. This fully aligns with the wider programmes’ objective of promoting the development and adoption of products, services and processes to accelerate the greening of the North Sea Region.
The project has 15 partners from 7 different countries within the North Sea Region, to be more specific: The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom. Both Boomsma Shipping as Scheepvaartbedrijf Van Dam are partners in the project. Netherlands Maritime Technology Foundation is lead beneficiary and has the overall responsibility for the project.
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