BAR Technologies and Amper Group Form Partnership for WindWings Manufacture in Europe

(Image credit: BAR Technologies)

BAR Technologies (BAR), a Wind Propulsion leader and an innovative simulation-driven marine engineering consultancy, has entered into a partnership agreement with Nervion Naval Offshore (Nervion), a pioneer in floating offshore wind platforms, to wholly manage and oversee the production of BAR Technologies’ WindWings® in Europe.

The agreement with Nervion, a company owned by Amper Group and with factories in Ferrol and As Somozas (Galicia, Spain), is the first manufacturing partnership for BAR Technologies outside of China, and is one that provides European customers—and/or any customers who utilize drydocks in the region—with local WindWings supply.

In light of the evolving EU emissions guidelines and the potential for cost-effective auxiliary wind propulsion, the creation of a European producer for BAR’s WindWings is considered a crucial step toward achieving worldwide decarbonization within the shipping industry.

Under the terms of the agreement, Nervion will manage the value chain of procurement and construction of WindWings, and their installation throughout all the shipyards, in Europe. Additionally, Nervion will manage the servicing of WindWings during their operational life cycle, alongside running training on the operation of the wing sails for vessel crews. BAR Technologies will retain the obligation to continue to innovate and establish additional WindWings sizes and offerings.

image2 ACUERDO NERVIÓN NAVAL OFFSHORE BAR TECH(Image credit: BAR Technologies)

Speaking on the signing of the agreement in Spain, John Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, BAR Technologies, commented: “The establishment of a European supplier of WindWings offers the opportunity to grow global sales of WindWings, as vessel owners increasingly look to add wind propulsion to existing and new build vessels to comply with EU regulations. Partnering with Nervion enables us to work with an organization with a legacy in wind energy manufacturing, to enhance the geographical availability of our WindWings technology.”

Roberto Bouzas, General Manager, Nervion Naval Offshore, added: “With shipping undergoing transformational change, especially now that shipping is included with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, we recognized the significance of the opportunity to work with BAR Technologies in bringing its pioneering WindWings technology to the market here in Europe. Benefitting from our history in manufacturing for the wind energy industry, we look forward to supporting BAR Technologies with new WindWings installations, and to continue the path towards the decarbonization of global shipping.

BAR’s agreement with Nervion adds to its existing partnership with China Merchants (CMET), the latter offering sales and manufacture in China.


Latest Issue:

Welcome to ON&T’s new-look 2024 – 2025 Uncrewed Vehicles Buyers’ Guide (UVBG). Now in its tenth year, the UVBG has…

Your cON&Tent matters. Make it count.

Send us your latest corporate news, blogs or press releases.