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  • Wind-propulsion solutions, exhibited indoors and at sea (boats, sails, prototypes, models, demonstrations)
  • Technologies associated with the wind-powered marine transport sector (sensors, routing software, equipment maintenance, monitoring systems).
  • Key players in finance and investment
  • Key support services

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ACCWing is a high performance flexible thick wing for all types of sailboats, including the largest ones. An ACCWing is lightweight and stowable with a relative simplicity of design, with few metal components. By accentuating the camber to its maximum, the lift is up to 2.5 times that of a conventional rig of the same surface. It comes in two different versions :

  • the Yachting version is made of sail fabric and composite parts, compatible with light headsails (Spinnaker, Gennaker, Code Zero…)
  • the telescopic Merchant Marine version, made of very durable composite panels.

    Sirehna, a subsidiary of Naval Group, joined the ACCWing project by bringing its expertise in naval system & plateform automation.

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Aeroforce, based in Lorient, France, designs and manufactures an inflatable, airtight, retractable and fully automated wing system. The Aeroforce system is the result of the collaboration of multiple innovative companies expert in their respective fields to address the challenges of reducing the shipping industry carbon footprint. The innovative combination of the high aerodynamic performances of an asymmetrical wing and the ability to be fully retractable offers a highly relevant solution both for retrofit and newly built ships. A first implementation of two 125 m2 Aeroforce wings will be operational by the end of 2023 on the MODX 70, first 100 % electric and 100 % renewable energies yacht.

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Airseas was founded in 2016 in Toulouse by two Airbus engineers, with the ambition of transferring their aeronautical expertise to develop Seawing, an automated kite system designed to tow ships using the power of the wind. Airseas has received an initial order from Airbus, followed by five orders from Japanese shipowner 'K' Line between 2019 and 2022. The company is based in Nantes since 2021, and Seawing is currently finalising its first tests on a Louis Dreyfus Armateurs ship, chartered by Airbus.

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Anemoi Marine Technologies

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Anemoi is committed to accelerating the maritime industry’s transition to zero emission shipping by delivering market-leading wind technology. Rotor Sails, modern mechanical sails, were first installed on a vessel over 100 years ago. Through research and innovation, Anemoi have reimagined the technology for commercial use on modern ships to reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions by 5-30%. Our proven technology has been uniquely designed to work alongside complex vessel operations, making it suitable for most ship types as retrofit and newbuild. As other energy-saving devices and alternative fuels become market-ready, Rotor Sails can also be used in conjunction to achieve enhanced environmental benefits.



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Founded in 2018 by Marc Van Peteghem, AYRO is a French industrial company that designs, manufactures and delivers Oceanwings®, a wind propulsion system dedicated to the decarbonization of maritime transport. Our technology is an automated, lowerable and patented wing sail which enables the hybridization of the new build and retrofit vessels, saving up to 45% of fuel consumption and carbon emissions. The wingsail has a unique design, with a two-element aerodynamic profile, offering unmatched aerodynamic lift with limited drag. The advantages of our system are numerous: optimized weight, small deck space and simplicity in its structure allowing a quick installation on ships. All of these elements will support a wind range of commercial vessels in their technological transition.

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Created by Yves Parlier, Beyond the Sea® develops and markets kites, designed to tow all types of vessels (from pleasure boats to the largest maritime transport vessels). Our towing systems use the force of the wind in addition to the engine. Our kites reduce the fossil fuel consumption of ships and their greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 20%. Our SeaKite system is fully automated, from sending to retrieving the kite. It is installed on our laboratory catamaran and demonstrator The SeaKite. It is intended for professional use (fishing, transport...) as well as for pleasure boating. LibertyKite is a self-stable kite intended for recreational and/or safety use as it is a simple to install emergency propulsion system.

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Bound4Blue develops automated suction sails as a turnkey solution for all shipowners and shipping companies seeking to reduce fuel costs and polluting emissions. Bound4Blue's eSAIL® system is an efficient and validated solution for saving fuel and emissions, completely autonomous, with low maintenance and easy installation onboard. The company, founded in 2014 with a vocation clearly focused on the renewable energy sector in the maritime field, has its headquarters in Cantabria (Spain) and offices in Barcelona and Singapore. During 2021, the company installed its eSAIL® system on two ships and has signed additional agreements with other shipowners (Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, Amasus Shipping and Marubeni Corporation) to install the system on their fleets.



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CWS proposes an innovative wind propulsion system for the maritime sector. Our patented system, based on a rigid, inversible, asymmetric profile provides regular propulsion even on fast ships with limited drift effects ;operation is automatic and maintenance minimum. Our wing reduces the ship’s fuel consumption by helping the main engine and can be deployed both on existing fleet (retrofit) and on newbuild ships (direct integration). CWS can provide integration, fuel savings and EEDI analysis according to best practices.

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Chantiers de l'Atlantique

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Thanks to the expertise of its teams, its network of subcontractors, and its first-rate industrial facilities, Chantiers de l'Atlantique is a key leader in the fields of design, integration, testing and turnkey delivery of cruise ships, naval vessels, electrical substations for offshore wind farms and services to the fleets. By designing and building ships whose environmental performance exceeds the most drastic standards, as well as equipment for offshore wind power, the company plays a major role in the energy transition.

Developed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, the SolidSail system comprises a sail made of 100% composite materials and a fully automated rig with a balestron that can rotate 360 degrees and masts that can rotate or tilt 70 degrees to go under bridges

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Eco Trans Ocean

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Created in 2021, Eco Trans Ocean aims to transport freight from the port of St Malo to the Antilles and Polynesia. Ours targets are local and regional goods, highlighting people and partner companies. This line dedicated to these historic marine territories is zero carbon, respectful of the environment, and presenting a positive image. Our ship will be integrated with superior criteria’s to environmental standards, integrating the latest technologies. The 3 partners: 2 sailors and 1 sales representative are carrying out this ambitious project which combines a low environmental footprint, compliance with the rules of maritime trade and a circular economy.

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EcoClipper is a specialist shipping company, that focuses on developing and launching a line of emission-free, square-rigged, sailing cargo ships. In order to realise this, EcoClipper has finalised the design for the prototype of an engineless, sailing cargo ship, influenced by the ‘state of the art’ clipper ships of the 19th century. A multitude of one-ship shipping companies will be launched, that will all be using this design. These shipping companies will be marketed through an on-going marketing campaign, meant to attract investors who strive to expand their sustainable investment portfolio. This way, we create a company based on good ethics, with the application of an unprecedented adventurous story, the offer of true sustainability, in a potentially booming, global market.

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Farwind Energy

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Farwind Energy designs, develops, commercializes and operates solutions for far-offshore wind energy - an exceptional reservoir currently unexploited - conversion, storage and delivery. These solutions are based on wind-propelled energy ships, that generates electricity stored on-board (batteries, hydrogen or e-fuel). With its energy ship, Farwind Energy has devised a remotely controlled solution capable of taking advantage of far-offshore wind conditions. Farwind Energy solutions can deliver energy where and in the form which is needed and are particularly well suited to non-interconnected areas. The energy supplied has four major advantages: clean, no conflict of uses, low geopolitical risks and increased energy independance.

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Grain de Sail is a shipowner, maritime company, freight forwarder, logistics provider and freight transporter. Born in 2010, feet in the water in Morlaix, Brittany, the original idea for Grain de Sail was to retrieve coffee and chocolate from the other side of the world and to limit to the fullest the CO2 emissions, thanks to a unique mode of transportation: the cargo sailboat. Since then, the company has proven its business model that combines land-based and ocean-based activities. Grain de Sail has constructed the first modern cargo sailboat in the world in 2020 and will launch in January 2024 a second cargo sailboat measuring 52 meters and featuring a payload capacity of 350 tons. In becoming a freight forwarder, Grain de Sail is offering a unique service on board its cargo sailboats and provides regular and low carbon maritime routes between Europe and the Americas.


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IRT Jules Verne is a mutualized industrial research centre dedicated to manufacturing. Working closely with production equipment manufacturers and integrators, IRT Jules Verne caters to 4 strategic industrial sectors: aeronautics, shipbuilding, the automotive industry, and RME. The IRT team works hand in hand with the very best industrial and academic resources in the manufacturing field. Its vocation is to improve the competitiveness of strategic industrial sectors in France by creating disruptive technologies for manufacturing processes. Its mission is to speed up innovation and technology transfer to factories. In its bid to provide comprehensive solutions up to scale-1 demonstrators, the institute installs and utilises a wide range of exclusive state-of-the-art equipment.

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Iliens' goal is to establish carbon-free maritime transport by creating the first regular maritime link by sailboat between Quiberon and Belle-Ile-en-Mer in one and a half hours. It helps to reduce transport carbon emissions – which make up 30% of global emissions - in a user-friendly and fun way. The link between Quiberon and Belle-Ile-en-Mer is currently used by more than 900,000 passengers per year. Our ship is designed to ensure an enjoyable journey: efficient, comfortable and quiet. Designed by a French company, it is a catamaran with a capacity of 68 passengers.



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The shipping company KaapKargo currently has two operating sailing vessels - De Ide Min and De Lun II. These ships mainly sail in Europe and the Transatlantic area, carrying goods around Europe or the Caribbean solely by wind. KaapKargo is interested in bringing (organic) products from South and Central America to Europe and vice versa, creating a circular chain where products can be transported back and forth. De Ide Min has a length between the load lines of 26.12 m and is 38m long, has a hold of 84m3 and can take 16 crew members, including trainees. Sailing cargo ships are also being built in Kaap de Groene Hoop, the company's harbor, so that they can ensure that the most sustainable and innovative choices are used.

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Founded in 2015 by a group of merchant marine professionals, NEOLINE is developing energy-efficient, responsible and more environmentally friendly shipping solutions based on a main sail propulsion. Leading French companies such as Renault Group, Beneteau Group, Manitou Group, Michelin, Jas Hennessy & Co, Clarins, Longchamp and Rémy Cointreau have signed up as the first clients of the transatlantic pilot line open to all shippers, which will link Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Baltimore and Halifax as early as 2025, with the first ro-ro cargo ship under sail, 136m long, which will enable them to reduce the impact of their supply chain on this route by 80 to 90%.



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Neopolia is a network whose vocation is to build and carry multi-expertise commercial offers on the main mobility markets (Aerospace, land mobility, marine) and energies (energy and offshore wind & MRE). Neopolia Marine federates and makes companies work together to respond to your Projects. With 85 member companies and 60 business expertise, Neopolia Marine offer a comprehensive and customised solution for all your maritime and river projects. Expert in complex and innovative projects, Neopolia Marine has been meeting the needs of the sector for 20 years. At the heart of the Wind propulsion Projects , we will accompany you on:

  • Technological Development
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  • Ship Building, Refit
  • Vessels Fitting
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Norsepower Oy Ltd is a Finnish clean technology and engineering company pioneering modern auxiliary wind propulsion for the global maritime industry. The Norsepower Rotor SailTM has been used by customers for over eight years and has been proven as a low-maintenance, easy to use, and reliable fuel saving technology, which is supporting the decarbonisation of the shipping industry.



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REEL is an industrial group specializing in complex lifting and handling equipment as well as integrated systems solutions. REEL is involved at all stages of the product cycle, from design to maintenance, including production phase. REEL has a client-based culture, with its strength based upon an in-depth understanding of their industries and their processes, with geographical proximity undergoing constant evolution. REEL in partnership with CRAIN is developing an auxiliary wind propulsion device for cargo. This system consists of a thick and solid wing, equipped with a rear flap. An internal fan makes it possible to suck up the boundary layer and achieve a very high coefficient of lift. The wing thus sucked produces force and propels the ship in combination with the main engine.



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Thanks to its patented technology, the very innovative company SEAWITLAB designs and realizes since 2019 flexible and inflatable structures with controlled geometry (non-parallel faces). SEAWITLAB has produced several prototypes of different sizes and models around the propulsion of vessels (3 to 15 m2). Thanks to the mastery of its new process and its know-how for the realization of 3D textiles with controlled geometry, SEAWITLAB is now fully focused on the decarbonization of maritime transport. This young and dynamic company proposes to integrate its technological brick within a collaborative project for the realization of flexible and inflatable wings of large sizes for the velocity propulsion of commercial ships.

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Based in Marseille, Syroco supports the energy transition of maritime transportation. The startup stems from a moonshot-driven research & innovation lab (with the goal to shatter the world sailing speed record at 150 km/h, using only the wind). It develops Syroco EfficientShip, a software platform that builds digital twins of ships by leveraging physics modelling, data and AI. Deployed on board, the digital twins empower core applications for optimising the operational and energy efficiency of the fleet.

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Terre Exotique

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The spice producer Terre Exotique is committed to reducing its carbon footprint through a more environmentally friendly means of transport. For the past two years, the company has been transporting its products around the Mediterranean and the Atlantic aboard an 18-metre monohull racing boat (IMOCA). This commitment aims to give a second life to a sailing boat that was condemned to stop sailing and to contribute to the renewal of a mode of transport that uses only the force of the wind.

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VPLP Design

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The firm was founded by Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost in 1983, after studying at Southampton Solent University. VPLP Design is now a world-renowned young international team of French-based Naval Architects, Engineers and Designers working from Vannes, Nantes and Paris in sail and motor yachts projects across the world, for 40 years. One of the VPLP’s most recent innovations involves the development of the reefable automatic wingsail Oceanwings (patented), a veritable “wind drive” for reducing the fuel consumption of freighters and cruising boats. Development and marketing have now been entrusted to the startup Ayro. In subsequent years, VPLP have structured the organization into 3 divisions to focus on separate sectors of the yacht market : Racing, Cruising and Maritime.

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Wind Ship

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Wind Ship Association promotes a clean and low-carbon shipping based on wind-powered ships. International shipping emits 1 billion tonnes of CO2 per year, almost 3% of global emissions. These emissions could increase by a further 50% by 2050 if the current trend continues Few alternatives to fossil fuels are immediately available except wind, a renewable, abundant, predictable and primary energy source available onboard ships. Created in 2019, Wind Ship gathers pioneering companies in wind propulsion emerging sector and is acting locally, nationally and internationally to unleash the potential of this solution as a major and already available route to decarbonising shipping and fishing industries.


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Wind Support NYC promotes projects and companies accelerating the adoption of wind propulsion in maritime transport.

Information - on the podcast Hoisting the Sail, we interview professionals to document the transformation of maritime transport, focusing on its decarbonization. We introduce to our audience innovations, both in technologies and business models, that accelerate the race to zero emission.

Education - we organize workshops and conferences with maritime schools in the US to expose wind propulsion and clean shipping to future maritime professionals.

Business development - we develop communication and lead generation campaigns for technology developers and innovative ship owners through activation on trade shows and events organization.

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Windcoop is changing maritime transport on a social, ecological and financial level. Windcoop operates container ships under sail, propelled mostly by wind power, which is inexhaustible, clean and free. These innovative ships contribute to develop a low carbon transport. Our first sailing cargo will go into building in 2023. Our ambition is for it to be owned by a host of shipowners wishing to accelerate the transition of maritime transport.

Windcoop is structured as a cooperative, and offers everyone (individuals, companies and communities) the opportunity to become a member in order to offer a new shipping company model. This progressive project will allow all stakeholders to develop a low-carbon transport model, concerned about people and the environment.

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WISAMO is an initiative from Michelin Group and aims to contribute to maritime transport decarbonization. WISAMO introduces an innovative hybrid solution which harnesses free and universal wind energy. This solution is an inflated, foldable and automated wing sail allowing to cut shipping costs and CO² emissions. Simple, robust and economical, WISAMO wing is particularly efficient in upwind conditions. “Engineered by Michelin, Powered by Wind”, WISAMO accompanies its customers from the beforehand phase to study implementation feasibility on new vessels as well as on existing ones. WISAMO aims to help humans to conquer new frontiers for the planet, with a sustainable growth approach aiming to contribute to a green supply chain.

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Yara Marine Technologies

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Since 2010, YMT has been at the forefront of maritime emissions reduction, working closely with ship-owners, yards, and naval architects as partners in our effort to drive the change towards sustainable shipping. Today, Yara Marine offers a portfolio of green technologies, such as SOx scrubbers, fuel optimization systems, turnkey shore power solutions, and the cutting-edge, advanced wind-assisted propulsion system WindWings. Designed by the naval architects at BAR Technologies, the WindWings system combines rotating multi-element wings and advanced route optimization to harness the power of the wind. This leads to significantly improved fuel efficiency, reducing fuel consumption c. 1.5 tonnes and CO2 emissions by c. 4.7 tonnes per WindWing per day. The system is designed for easy operation and low maintenance, which results in low operational expenditure. Yara Marine is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Sweden, Poland, and China.

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Zéphyr et Borée

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Zéphyr & Borée is a young shipping company, based in Lorient – France which specialized in the fitting and operating of low-carbon merchant ships and is a pioneer in modern sailing maritime transport. Co-operator of the vessel Canopée, the very first modern sailing freighter in operation, Zéphyr & Borée is now developing a fleet of 10 container ships equipped with rigid wings which will be operated from 2025 between Europe and the United States.

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Banque Populaire Grand Ouest

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Banque Populaire Grand Ouest, together with its Crédit Maritime brand, is a major player in blue economy development projects. In 2022, more than 150 million euros of funding dedicated to supporting the maritime sector. The challenge of decarbonizing maritime activities, including transport, is a priority, and Banque Populaire Grand Ouest wishes to provide its expertise and support for sailing projects. Whether in financing or in strengthening equity, Banque Populaire Grand Ouest has the essential tools to place sailing propulsion at the heart of the priority issues of tomorrow and to support its players: equipment manufacturers, shipowners, etc. It's the sea that unites us

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Bpifrance finances companies at every stage of their development with credit, guarantees and equity. Bpifrance assists them with their innovation and export projects. Bpifrance also provides a wide range of export insurance products. Consulting, training, networking and an acceleration programme for start-ups, SMEs and mid-sized companies are some of the other services it offers to entrepreneurs. Thanks to Bpifrance and its 50 regional offices, entrepreneurs have a single local contact to help them through the challenges they face.

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Involved in the regional economy, Crédit Mutuel Loire-Atlantique Centre Ouest offers comprehensive solutions for individuals, farmers, companies, associations and local authorities, etc. With a reason to be included in its articles of association since 2020, “Together, Listen, Act”, Crédit Mutuel Loire-Atlantique Centre Ouest shares the commitments formalised by the Caisse Fédérale Crédit Mutuel as part of its status as a mission In response to societal and environmental challenges. With the will to serve the interests of its members and customers, to contribute to the development of territories, to put innovation and technology at the service of the human. A bank that belongs to its customers, it changes everything!

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Howden Marine

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Howden Marine is the marine, inland waterway and transport insurance broking arm of Howden France, formed from the acquisition of Guian and SeaSecure. Our experts are able to provide solutions to your needs, particularly in the fields of marine, inland waterwayand transport and logistics operators.

Howden France has a nationwide presence and strong technical expertise covering the full range of insurance industry services (Financial Risks, Motor Fleet, Property, …).

About the Howden Group With over 13,000 employees worldwide, Howden is a leading independent provider of insurance and reinsurance broking, risk consultancy and employee benefits consultancy.



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BIO-UV, an innovative industrial SME, French manufacturer of UV-C water treatment equipment, designs, manufactures and markets systems and concepts of water disinfection adapted to a large number of applications. BIO-SEA by BIO-UV Group is the only French supplier of ballast water treatment systems compliant with both IMO convention and USCG certification. The ballast water treatment system BIO-SEA from BIO-UV Group combines mechanical filtration and high UV dose disinfection, without any chemical treatment. It allows to fight against the proliferation of invasive species and to preserve the natural ecosystem, with high quality marine components.


Blue Wasp Marine

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Blue Wasp Marine is dedicated to wind assisted propulsion as a solution for the decarbonisation of the maritime industry. Blue Wasp aims to support vessel owners & operators as well as naval architects and shipbuilders through the journey to wind assisted propulsion, from preliminary assessment to installation, eliminating risks and ensuring optimal benefits.

Based on over a decade of PhD research, Blue Wasp has developed Pelican, a unique piece of design decision software that offers rapid, reliable performance predictions. With its highly flexible and customisable character, Pelican informs the correct decision making and ensures the best results in wind assisted propulsion.



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CRAIN is an independent consultancy located in La Rochelle which has been focused since its foundation in 1984 on wind propulsion. CRAIN has a strong background in naval architecture, fluid mechanics and energy efficiency which have been aquired by being involved in a variety of projects. CRAIN has a specific approach, based on a step by step and multidisciplinary method. It masters a large set of tools, from the evaluation of order of magnitude up to experimental methods. CRAIN's services are ranging from the evaluation of the aerodynamic properties of an isolated wind propulsion device up to the savings of a set of interacting devices fitted on a ship along its operating routes.

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D-ICE is a deeptech company offering software solutions and embedded systems to help the maritime sector meet the challenges of its energy transition. D-ICE Engineering articulates its offer around the following 4 products/services

  • OCEANiCS, new generation onboard navigation & control system
    • BLADiCS, controller overlay for the optimisation of the control (production and stabilisation) of floating wind turbines
  • SATORI, online statistical routing study service
  • Marine engineering, validation studies of the operational capacities of offshore supports (CTV, offshore service vessels, etc)
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Fouré Lagadec Marine

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Fouré Lagadec Marine is a French company based in Le Havre, specialized in design, fabrication and maintenance of marine equipment. Fouré Lagadec Marine specialized in manufacturing and maintenance of antiroll stabilizers, retractable daggerboard and covers for bow thruster. With more than 150 vessels equipped all over the world and an orderbook of newbuilding deliveries until 2027, Fouré Lagadec Marine is on track to innovate with new systems and continue improvement of existing equipment. With knowledge on ship stabilization, mechanics, hydraulics and automatism, relying on a full design office and a dedicated workshop Foure Lagadec Marine service is independent to develop innovative solutions that answers customer needs.

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LCJ Capteurs

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LCJ Capteurs was created in 1999 with the aim of designing a robust, static wind speed and wind direction measurement sensor that is marinized, lightweight, discreet, compact, accurate and with low energy consumption. Its first patented CV3F model is designed for all-weather professional vessels. The other patented CV7 version is designed for recreational sailing, power vessels and racing boats. LCJ CAPTEURS equips various members of the WIND SHIP French association, which aims to accelerate the ecological transition of the maritime sector. LCJ Capteurs is keen to continue providing their ultrasonic wind vane-anemometers to help these actors developing green solutions to reduce the ecological impact and thus decarbonise maritime transport through wind-powered navigation.



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MARIN is a recognised top maritime research institute. Our mission is 'Better Ships, Blue Oceans': a clean, smart and safe shipping and sustainable use of the sea. We are an independent knowledge partner for the maritime sector, government and society. We offer concept development and design to operation, making optimal use of our test facilities, computer simulations, simulators and full-scale measurements. Since 2011 MARIN promotes research in re-implementation of wind propulsion in commercial shipping with various EU projects, Joint Industry Projects, IMO contributions and service to clients. In order to judge whether wind propulsion is relevant for your ship design and operation MARIN can perform an independent feasibility study and, at a later stage, design optimisation and verification.

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Thanks to 30 years of working in marine navigation, TIMEZERO boasts a proven powerful technology that was developed with a unique vision allowing for continuous innovation. TIMEZERO’s cutting edge design was developed to answer the needs of recreational sailing, cruising and regattas as well as a professional solution to fit the needs of all the maritime industries. To ensure our continuing relevance, we put the utmost importance on collaborating with professionals leading in their respective industries to put our software to the test against the unique needs of each market.

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RIO Instruments is an instrumentation dedicated company focused on liquid, gaseous or vapor fluids measurements.

Regarding marine instrumentation, our historical partnership with VAF Instruments allows us to offer the only optical propeller thrust measurement available on the market. And thus, to have by comparison at similar speed, the contribution of the velic propulsion via the measurement of the decreasing value of the conventional propulsion. Regardless the engine is conventional or hybrid. In addition, comprehensive transverse solutions are available to optimize energy efficiency of the boat, including the hull. From the most basic fuel consumption measurement to the viscosity of an HFO or the more advanced measurement of the propeller thrust, RIO Instruments is at your side on these various topics.

In addition, we also have experience in measurement and monitoring of corrosion/thickness of piping.



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Vaisala is a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements with over 85 years of experience serving our customers with the most accurate, reliable and dependable weather monitoring solutions. In Vaisala Maritime segment we provide diverse portfolio of weather monitoring instruments and systems to shipping, ports, coastal monitoring, helideck, and offshore operations enhancing their safety and efficiency. We are also serving globally most of the world meteorological organization with our weather products and services. We have a range of reference-grade wind technologies including robust wind sensors, weather stations and remote wind lidars that can be harnessed to support better performance and optimization of modern sailing technologies utilizing wind-assisted propulsion.

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Our mission : supporting company growth, promoting territorial economic development, representing local businesses and industries among public authorities. Providing business support related to various issues such as digital and energy transitions, finance, expansion into new markets, business performance. Entrepreneurship and company buyouts : Maison Création Transmission Entreprises - Sup'Porteurs de la création. Skills development : higher education programs, vocational training programs and executive education programs, apprenticeship programs (le Campus de Nantes), higher education programs (Audencia group, Ecole de design …).

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As an estuary and port city, Nantes has always had a strong relationship with the Loire river and the maritime industry. Today, it is committed to supporting and inventing a sustainable, low-carbon and accessible maritime industry. With its excellent higher education training courses, competitive clusters, innovative companies and events dedicated to the nautical industry, Nantes is now the epicentre of tomorrow's maritime sector.

To enable this new maritime ecosystem to flourish, Nantes Métropole has been transforming the Lower Chantenay site (an industrial district at the Loire river and within the city of Nantes) for several years. Launched last Summer," Le Brick" is the first visible achievement: a 6,000 m² hybrid space composed of industrial workshops and office space for innovative companies.


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The Nantes Saint-Nazaire Développement Agency's mission is to promote sustainable economic development in the Nantes and Saint-Nazaire area. We work to attract French and international companies in the region’s sectors of excellence, which create added value in terms of economic, environmental and social transitions. The Nantes and Saint-Nazaire region is technologically ahead of the curve, benefiting from a propitious ecosystem that has fostered the development of the sustainable maritime transport sector. Nantes Saint-Nazaire Développement, a responsible economic development agency, is organizing the 2nd Wind for Goods event on June 1 and 2, 2023, the only national event dedicated to wind-powered maritime transport.

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PASCA is a professional network, pole of expertise and collaborative platform for Supply Chain professionals. The association plays a strategic role in the logistics sector of the Pays de la Loire region. Its mission is to help the stakeholders in matters of Supply Chain issues, industrial development and competitivity.

The field of action is divided in five areas of expertise :

  • Research and Innovation
  • Education and Skills
  • Project management
  • Networking
  • Promotion of the sector

Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique

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Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique aims at meeting the new challenges of the maritime sector. By supporting and stimulating innovation within the maritime ecosystem of Brittany and Loire, it contributes to economic growth and the development of employment in its territories. It has 440 members and has labelled, by the end of 2022, 503 projects (which correspond to €366 million of public financing).

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Pays de la Loire Region

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The Pays de la Loire has chosen in 2023 to focus on ecology. The Region is accompanying all sectors towards the decarbonisation of their activities and supports all initiatives aimed at reducing environmental impacts. The sailing transport sector is becoming increasingly important in the decarbonisation of maritime transport, and the Region is proud to partner with the organisation of Wind for Goods to showcase concrete and innovative solutions to meet the challenges of the ecological transition.


Saint-Nazaire Agglomération

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Saint-Nazaire Agglomeration - La CARENE brings together 10 municipalities that are aiming to collectively build a future project for their territory, one that is based on solidarity and sustainability, and which serves its residents The Nazaire agglomeration benefits from a strong foundation of internationally renowned major industrial players, complemented by local companies with unique « savoir-faire ». It aims to establish itself as a leading territory in energy transition, the blue economy, and as an accelerator of the decarbonisation of the industrial sector Given the strategic position of its historical sectors, including shipbuilding, energy, port economy, and aeronautics, the region is committing resources to support the emergence of marine renewable energy, marine bio-resources, wind-powered shipping and H2 low carbon.

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