Traction wing1000m² of sails to pull the vessel thanks to its dynamic flight
Flight control podAn autopilot and 3 actuators to guide and control the wing
Digital twinModelling of the vessel with Seawing to calculate the trajectory and transmit it to the pod
EcoRoutingOptimising the use of Seawing with maritime and aeronautical data
Deck equipmentDeploy, launch, recover and store the kite
100 tonnes of tractionEstimation of the traction generated by 1000m² of sails in dynamic flight
The deck platform allows the automated take-off and landing of the parafoil wing. It consists of a mast, carts, winches and a storage area. The cart system releases the wing from its storage before being inflated at the top of the mast for take-off.
Each flying sub-assembly (comprising a parafoil wing, a flight control pod and an umbilical cable) controls the automated and optimal flight of the wing. The wing is linked to the pod, which in turn is connected to the ship by the umbilical cable, transmitting traction while transferring data and power between the ship and the pod. During flight, the wing is automatically steered to maximize system power and ensure safety.
Our control panel oversees system operations, Seawing flight tracking and routing optimization.
A digital model of the wing and the ship helps calculate different flight scenarios according to the wing's exact position, direction, and wind speed. The physical system is in constant dialogue with the numerical model, with updates every 300 milliseconds to ensure the most efficient use of the system.
Our routing software, developed in partnership with TimeZero by Maxsea (advanced engineering know-how from the ocean racing industry), optimizes the boat's route by capturing the best weather conditions and guaranteeing the ship's arrival time.
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24 hours Average duration of the installation on a ship.
30mn Seawing deployment sequence.
300m Altitude of Seawing above sea level.
150km/h Dynamic flight speed of Seawing.
20% Estimated fuel savings and associated emissions reductions.