LDA Group becomes the latest member of the International Windship Association
LDA Group becoming the latest member of the International Windship Association (IWSA) to help further the development of these primary renewable solutions, the company said in its release.
LDA President, Edouard Louis-Dreyfus, states ‘we are very excited by the development of wind solutions as a key answer to the decarbonisation challenges we are facing today and it is only natural for us to join the International Windship Association in its drive to further develop these technologies.’
LDA Group owns, charters and operates over 100 vessels worldwide and has been searching for ways to significantly reduce emissions along with their customer Airbus. The positive results garnered from the testing of the Airseas kite system has led to the decision to have one permanently fitted on board the 21,500 ton MV Ville de Bordeaux from 2020 onwards, this RoRo cargo vessel is dedicated to the transport of Airbus parts around Europe. Also, in early 2019 LDA initiated the design of a large transoceanic RoRo vessel with full integration of wind assisted propulsion and plans to continue development work in this field.
The International Windship Association is a member driven not-for-profit association with over 100 members and registered supporters worldwide and works with the industry, policy makers and regulators to further innovation, development and market uptake of wind propulsion for commercial shipping.
As the shipping industries attention increasingly turns towards decarbonisation, we are seeing the debate around alternative fuels grow and the challenge of bringing those to market. Wind assist and primary wind propulsion offers a way to significantly reduce the amount of power required by vessels on many routes, so we are likely to see more and more shipping companies looking at these technologies in the future.
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group
The LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS Group (LDA) offers its clients and partners tailor-made industrial maritime solutions with high added value maritime activities and integrated services from ship design to maritime operations. LDA offers maritime transportation and services in
• Logistics and Transports (port management, transshipment & cargo handling, shallow water transportation, 4 PL Logistics, Forwarding activities and Logistics engineering.
• Dry Bulk Transportation.
• Industrial Marine Solutions (submarine cable laying and maintenance; power cable installation/protection in shallow waters; maintenance of wind turbines, ship management; submarine surveys; oil & gas.