Leading Rotor Sail innovator, Anemoi Marine Technologies, has appointed seasoned shipping technology expert Kim Diederichsen as CEO with the task to take the company’s wind assisted propulsion systems to a global market.
As a leading innovator in this space, Anemoi was the recent recipient of the Lloyd’s List “Ship of the Year” Award for the world’s first successful installation of a Rotor Sail system on a geared dry bulk carrier – the MV Afros. Now with a fully tested and proven solution, the company is widening its reach to offer its patented energy saving technology to a global audience of tanker, bulker, roro and other vessel owners.
On accepting the appointment, Kim Diederichsen said:
Diederichsen joins Anemoi with a wealth of relevant maritime and technical experience having served most recently as CEO of Bawat A/S a Danish based company supplying ballast water management systems. Prior to that he was SVP at Remora responsible for sales of deepwater loading and mooring systems. He combines his commercial experience with a practical knowledge of seafaring having started his career at sea and qualifying as a master mariner.
Welcoming Diederichsen, Anemoi chairman Dimitri Goulandris said:
Anemoi’s solution is based on the shipboard installation of Rotor Sails, also known as Flettner Rotors, which capitalise on the aerodynamic phenomenon known as the Magnus Effect to provide useful propulsion to the vessel by harnessing wind power to enhance vessel efficiency, reducing net fuel consumption and lowering harmful exhaust emissions. Unique to Anemoi is its patented deployment system which allows the rotors to be moved along the deck and clear of cargo handling gear to prevent any impact on port operations. Unlike other similar solutions, this makes the Anemoi product suitable for bulkers, tankers, RoRos and other vessel types.