Maersk Tankers announced that it has sold the Maersk Pelican (built in 2008). It is the first product tanker in the world to be used for testing wind turbines. Rotary sails were installed on board the vessel in 2018. As a result, the company said it had demonstrated an 8.2% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions over the one-year test period.
The tanker is now owned by the Indonesian owner Buana Lintas Lautan (BULL). It was renamed Timberwolf. “This vessel was special for us. Although it is being marketed with the new technology on board, we will continue to work with the relevant parties to ensure that wind turbines can be used on board product tankers, ”said Tommy Thomassen, Chief Technology Officer, Maersk Tankers.