Oct 26, 2021

Michelin Joins the International Windship Association

  • The WISAMO project, an innovative solution contributing to the decarbonization of maritime shipping
  • A further illustration of the Group’s “all-sustainable” strategy

From last June 2021, Michelin has transformed ambition into action by presenting one innovation that addresses some of the major challenges impacting the future of mobility. Designed to make transportation more efficient while conserving resources and getting a positive environmental impact, Michelin’s latest wind propulsion solution aims to contribute to maritime transport decarbonization.

In that context Michelin announces that it has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation bringing together wind propulsion projects, research organisations and other projects and promoting the wind as a credible, viable and increasingly economic option for commercial vessels.

Michelin fits well with the association’s longer term development approach. And by joining IWSA it is a great opportunity to benefit from its experience of wind propulsion projects, ship builders, engineering and design companies along with maritime associations and regional government.

“We are delighted to welcome Michelin and the WISAMO team to the association, they bring innovative approaches and a great deal of knowledge and passion to IWSA and we look forward to working together to make a future wind-powered fleet a reality.” states Gavin Allwright, IWSA Secretary General.

About Michelin’s WISAMO Project

Source: IWSA

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