She is on her way: On Tuesday, 28 June, „Fehn Pollux“ left Leer with the Eco Flettner onboard for sea trials. The three-week shipyard period, during which the ship was also serviced, was thus completed. The team on board tested all systems and checked the manoeuvrability of the ship during the sea trials.
Professor Michael Vahs from the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer said: „The rotor works as planned and the ship behaves as calculated“. A representative of the classification society DNV-GL was also on board during the trials, he was very satisfied with the results and performance.
The rotor finished this first operational test under real conditions on the „Fehn Pollux“ successfully.
The automatic control system works well and sets the optimal speed for the rotor according to the wind conditions. The crew does not need to take any active part in the operation. The on-board computer stores all data, which will be analyzed and evaluated by the project team ashore.
Watch this space for updates and first results!
We wish „Fehn Pollux“ a good trip and fair winds!