1. Functional Model (55kW)

In order to test the functional principle of the SkySails Power system, a first functional model has been developed and tested. The functional model has an installed generator power of 55 kW. It is a mobile unit which can be used either onshore or offshore on a floating platform.


Technical Specifications

 

System data:
Total weight: 3 t
Design load: 20 kN

Genrator/Winch:
Installed Power: 55 kW
Speed (max): 5 m/s

Rope:
Length brutto: 350 m
Diameter: 6 mm
Break load: 38 kN
Material: with Dyneema®

Kite:
Sail area: 20 m²
Span width: 7 m
Material: Polyamide

 

Launch and Recovery System:
Total heigth (mast extended): 7,5 m
Controlled via a PLC


The SkySails Power functional model is based on the SkySails Marine small-scale testing platform MY “Jan Luiken”.

Since 2005, all development steps of and new technology concepts for the SkySails Marine products are tested aboard the MY “Jan Luiken” in small scale before being implemented in full scale on customers’ cargo vessels.

Technical Specifications

 

Ship Data MY "Jan Luiken":        
Weight: 18 t
Length: 15 m
Year built: 1964
SkySails system: SKS 20

Rope:
Length brutto: 200 m
Diameter: 10 mm (with integrated cable)
Break load: 80 kN
Material: with Dyneema®

Kite:
Sail area: 20 m²
Span width: 7 m
Material: Polyamide

System data SKS 20:
Design load: 20 kN


 

 

 

 

 

 

SkySails Power functional model (55 kW)

 

 

 

SkySails Power functional model
MY "Jan Luiken"