Neptune starts to build the first large Sailing Cargo Vessel Canopée ever made
The Canopée will be equipped with four 30-metre high Oceanwings.
In order from the French shipping company Jifmar Offshore Services, Neptune has started to build the first large Sailing Cargo Vessel ,,the Canopée” (yard number NP572) ever made.
The Canopée will be equipped with four 30-metre high Oceanwings. These sail panels with an area of 375 m2 each (total 1500 m2) should positively effect fuel consumption of the diesel direct mechanical propulsion systems. The controllable pitch propellors can be put in feather mode when Ocean wing wind system delivers sufficient effective power for the vessel under speed. Resulting in a shutdown of both or one of the two Wartsila main engines.
The construction of the hull is subcontracted to Partner Stocznia Sp. z o.o., Szczecin, the steel cutting was started just before Christmas and the first bottom sections are already under construction. The outfitting completion will be executed at Neptune Hardinxveld. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled end of 2022 after a series of trials and tests.