It is the only ship in the world with a hybrid propulsion system that uses wind energy collection by four strong towers 25 meters high and 4 in diameter.

The freighter E-Ship 1 of the German wind power company Enercon wind turbine manufacturer, arrived at the port of Pecém, near the city of Fortaleza in northeastern Brazil.

The E-Ship 1 uses the so-called Magnus effect for propulsion. The four cylindrical rotors combined with electric motors that turn related to the wind effect and generate a force that drives the ship.

The E-Ship 1 is 134 meters long and displaces 12,800 tons. It is the only ship in the world with a hybrid propulsion system: wind energy collection by four strong towers 25 meters high and 4 in diameter, and diesel electric propulsion. It is the first time this ship visit a Brazilian port.

The unique vessel started its journey in the German port of Emden. On his first trip to Brazil, the vessel is carrying wind turbine components that are produced in its subsidiary Wobben Windpower, with factories in Sorocaba and Pacem. On his return will Wobben components manufactured by such as blades for wind turbines.

The E-Ship 1 uses the so-called Magnus effect for propulsion. The four cylindrical rotors combined with electric motors that turn related to the wind effect and generate a force that drives the ship.

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