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Offshore wind turbines may recharge future ships

The industry is grappling with the question of how deep sea vessels will sail enormous distances while reducing environmental impact in the future. Offshore wind turbines could be part of the solution.

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Large offshore wind turbines may play a role in the future of the shipping industry, which will be refitting its vessels with climate-friendly solutions over the coming decades.

Deep sea vessels are particularly tough to adapt to a greener future because the long distances they sail make electrification untenable. However, this may change in the future, writes DNV GL in a report on the maritime industry forecast to 2050.

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