After an initial phase of study and design financed by our own resources, the creation of Neoline SAS has brought the project into its active phase. Constitution of the company has made it possible to initiate studies for the assessment of technical and commercial risks, and to form a consortium of financial and technical partners to support the project as it grows; various public aid programs will be solicited, given both the innovative nature of the project and its environmental value.
Starting in 2016, the development stage will provide for technical optimization studies, the commercial development of the project and planning for its funding.
We will also have to consider important issues to open up the project to broader participation, be it support, partners or future clients of the Neoline eco-friendly transport solution.
Conference: "A sailing freighter for eco-friendly shipping", programmed in the "Sea Mondays" at the Maison de la Mer (Espace des Sciences) in Lorient.
Possibility and pertinence of a return to working sailing! To reduce the use of fossil fuels and limit greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, many maritime actors are developing projects in cooperation with the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique. Shipping is one of the sectors involved in this effort, with the design of merchant vessels working with wind propulsion. Neoline SAS, created by a team of professionals mostly from the merchant marine, is aiming for the revival of sailing work by developing a cargo ship designed for transoceanic voyages and primarily powered by an unlimited energy source, 100% clean and free: wind. Michel Pery, Merchant Marine Master and President, and Jean Zanuttini, maritime expert, ship designer and CEO, will show how wind propulsion can be a sustainable solution for shipping. They will present Neoliner, a "ro-ro" ship (roll on/roll off) using sails as the main propulsion system and an auxiliary diesel-electric propulsion system, her commercial exploitation and the development of the project.
Market research of the sailing cargo ship concept entrusted to CATRAM Consultants.
Neoline stall at the Fêtes Maritimes de Brest - Quai des Sciences
Neoline at the Economic Social and Environmental Council (CESE):
Conference: "Maritime transport heading towards the energy transition"