Flettner Rotor Wind Engine Control// MV Afros The World’s First Wind Powered Rotor Bulk Carrier

SELMA is proud to have successfully designed and developed the Intelligent Automatic Control System and Software Algorithms based on Variable Frequency Drive Switchboards for ANEMOI Flettner Rotor System.


SELMA ANEMOI Flettner Rotor Wind Engine Control - Wind Powered Rotor Bulk Carrier

ANEMOI Flettner Rotor System is operating on board the world’s first “Wind Powered Rotor Bulk Carrier” MV Afros built in 2018.

The Flettner rotors take advantage of the Magnus aerodynamic effect through their rotation.

The vertical cylinders (Fleet rotors) are installed on the deck of the ship and are rotated by electric motors. Through their rotation in the air flow, the aerodynamic Magnus effect is created. The result is that the Flettner rotors literally function as “mechanical sails”, thus assisting the propulsion of the ship.


SELMA ANEMOI Flettner Rotor Wind Engine Control - Magnus Effect

For more information on SELMA Flettner Rotor Wind Engine Control contact SELMA.

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