BAR Technologies forms partnership to manage European WindWings sails production

BAR Technologies

Marine engineering consultancy BAR Technologies has entered into a partnership agreement with floating offshore wind platforms provider Nervion Naval Offshore, to wholly manage and oversee the production of WindWings sails in Europe.

The agreement with Nervion, a company owned by Amper Group and with factories in Ferrol and As Somozas in Spain, is the first manufacturing partnership for BAR Technologies outside China and is one that provides European customers and will supply customers who utilise drydocks in the region with local WindWings supply.

Under the terms of the agreement, Nervion will manage the value chain of procurement and construction of WindWings sails, and their installation throughout all the shipyards in Europe.

Additionally, Nervion will manage the servicing of the sails during their operational life cycle, alongside running training on the operation of the wing sails for vessel crews.

“The establishment of a European supplier of WindWings offers the opportunity to grow global sales as vessel owners increasingly look to add wind propulsion to existing and newbuild vessels to comply with EU regulations,” said John Cooper, CEO of BAR Technologies.

“[We] recognised the significance of the opportunity to work with BAR Technologies in bringing its pioneering WindWings technology to the market here in Europe,” Roberto Bouzas, general manager of Nervion Naval Offshore, added.