SeaWing, the automated kite that tows ships…

SeaWing exploits a free source of energy that allows to reduce the power demand on the main engines.

SeaWing is a safe choice as its savings on energy cost and gas emissions always apply.

SeaWing pilots the kite position, attitude and speed in order to provide the best thrust to the ship in a given situation.

SeaWing can be re-installed on any vessel of a fleet. This allows flexibility to operating companies that are operating ships on a rental basis.

SeaWing, the solution

  1. SAFE


    SeaWing generates a 20% reduction in fuel consumption per ship per year as well as reducing emissions of harmful polluting gases (CO2, NOx, SOx).
    Considering a cost reduction of 1 to 2 million dollars per year per ship and without the need to halt the ship’s operations, SeaWing offers a return on investment of less than one year for ship owners.

  2. FULL


    SeaWing is a revolutionary innovation it deploys, operates and furls 100% automatically.
    SeaWing also analyzes a plethora of complex data in real time as well as adapts autonomously to prevailing conditions in order to optimize the ship’s performance whilst guaranteeing maximum safety.

  3. EASY TO


    The simple and modular nature of SeaWing allows a streamlined installation during the timeframe of a regular stop at a port of call.
    SeaWing has been designed to facilitate a rapid installation on almost all commercial ships in operation today

SeaWing, business review

The Maritime transport industry is under mounting pressure; pressure to remain economically competitive and pressure to adhere to ever increasing environmental requirements.
SeaWing is one example how AirSeas is applying aeronautical ingenuity to make the maritime transport industry a more efficient and cleaner transport option.

  1. 28 000 28 000 boats
  2. 320b$/year 320b$/year (construction & services)
  3. 2.7 2.7% worldwid CO2 emissions
  4. Fuel = 35-50% costs

AirSeas is an industrial firm which had come out of Airbus group, dedicated to delivering automated power kites capable of towing commercial ships.

AirSeas created it to act for our oceans and our planet. Our commitment is to provide all ships with free and unlimited wind energy.

AirSeas’s approach is to dare a breakthrough in the maritime sector through a disruptive technology by combining our unique aeronautical know-how with maritime innovations.


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