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Natural Propulsion in Ship Design Conference

November 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Natural Propulsion Conference event

Join us for this free virtual conference to learn directly from leaders in the field how wind propulsion accelerates the transition to zero carbon ships.

16 November 2021
9 AM – 4:30 PM EST
Welcome and Introductions begins at 9:30 AM


Registration is required.

Topics include: 

Natural propulsion for transport & shipping: potential and expectations in the current context
Steady aerodynamics and hydrodynamics
Maneuvering & Seakeeping – Unsteady hydrodynamics
OceanWings wingsails technology
Satori, a cutting-edge weather routine system
Feasibility study of a wind-powered bulk carrier
The Neoliner Project, an innovative, low-carbon transportation alternative


Keynote speakers:

Roger Strevens, VP Global Sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Danielle Doggett, Chief Executive Officer at Sail Cargo Inc.

Additional speakers:

Guilhem Gaillarde, head of SHIPS at Marin Institute
Rogier Eggers, Senior Project Manager at Marin Institute
Kate Bride and Laurent Corbel, Wind Support NYC
Nils Joyeux, CEO and Founder of Zéphyr & Borée
Dr. Sergio Perez, Professor at the US Merchant Marine Academy
Maxime Dupuy, Route Optimization Specialist at D-Ice Engineering
Jean Zanuttini, CEO of Neoline
Gerard Dykstra, Founder of Dykstra Naval Architects
Ludovic Gerard, Chief Executive at Ayro
Frank Nieuwenhuis, Chief Executive Officer at eConowind
Guus van der Bles, Director of Development at Conoship International



Duration Content 


0900 ET

0600 PT

1500 CET

30min Arrival on campus

Welcome reception

0930 30min Welcome (5 min) Professor Bradley D.M. Golden,
Webb Institute
Introductions + housekeeping (5 min) Kat Bride & Laurent Corbel
Wind Support NYC
Keynote speaker (20 min) Roger Strevens, Wallenius Wilhelmsen


1000 30min Natural propulsion for transport & shipping: potential and expectations in the current context Guilhem Gaillarde, Marin Institute
1030 30min Steady aerodynamics and hydrodynamics  Rogier Eggers,
Marin Institute
1100 30min Maneuvering & Seakeeping – Unsteady hydrodynamics Rogier Eggers,
Marin Institute
1130 30min Performance assessment Guilhem Gaillarde, Marin Institute
1200  1h LUNCH


1300 30min Wind technology developments and examples Gerard Dykstra,
Dykstra Naval Architects
1330 30min Feasibility study of a wind-powered bulk carrier Sergio Perez, USMMA
1400 20min The Canopée, a case study of a modern sail cargo ship Nils Joyeux, Zéphyr & Borée
1420 20min Satori, a cutting-edge weather routing system Maxime Dupuy, 

D-Ice Engineering

1440 20min OceanWings, wingsail technology Ludovic Gerard, Ayro
1500 30min The Ventifoil, a wing foil concept for wind-assisted ships Frank Nieuwenhuis, Econowind 

Guus van der Bles, Conoship

1530 30min The Neoliner Project, a case study into an innovative, low-carbon transportation alternative Jean Zanuttini, Neoline
1600 30min Conclusions – feedback survey (5 min) Laurent Corbel, Kat Bride

Wind Support NYC

Keynote speaker (20 min) Danielle Doggett,
Sail Cargo Inc
Closing remarks (5 min) President Keith Michel,
Webb Institute
1630 ET

1330 PT

2230 CET

Conference concludes


For more information, please view the press release.

This event was made possible by: 

For questions, please contact Laurent Corbel, Executive Producer at Wind Support NYC at cyn.troppusdniw@lebrocl.


November 16, 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm