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IWSA ; Michelin joins the International Windship Association

The WISAMO project, an innovative solution contributing to the decarbonization of maritime shipping

 A further illustration of the Group’s “all-sustainable” strategy

From last June 2021, Michelin has transformed ambition into action by presenting one innovation that addresses some of the major challenges impacting the future of mobility. Designed to make transportation more efficient while conserving resources and getting a positive environmental impact, Michelin’s latest wind propulsion solution aims to contribute to maritime transport decarbonization.

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In that context, Michelin announces that it has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organization bringing together wind propulsion projects, research organizations, and other projects and promoting the wind as a credible, viable, and increase economic option for commercial vessels.

Michelin fits well with the association’s long-term development approach. And by joining IWSA it is a great opportunity to benefit from its experience of wind propulsion projects, shipbuilders, engineering and design companies along with maritime associations and regional government.

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“We are delighted to welcome Michelin and the WISAMO team to the association, they bring innovative approaches and a great deal of knowledge and passion to IWSA and we look forward to working together to make a future wind-powered fleet a reality,” states Gavin Allwright, IWSA Secretary-General.

The WISAMO project, an innovative solution to help decarbonize maritime shipping.

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A further illustration of the Group’s “all-sustainable” strategy

Michelin’s vision of the future relies on a belief: tomorrow, everything will be sustainable at Michelin. All decisions should be made with the best with its strategic plan, the Group is basing a portion of its growth on the development of new businesses.

Benoit Baisle-Dailliez, WISAMO Initiative Leader, points out that “WISAMO aims to contribute to maritime transport decarbonization acting for the development of wind propulsion for the shipping sector. Supporting and committing to the involvement of IWSA and its active work was only natural for us. It’s also a great opportunity for the WISAMO team to rely on the IWSA organization and ecosystem for our development objectives.”

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About Michelin

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services, and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 123,600 employees, and operates 71 tire production facilities which together produced around 170 million tires in 2020. www.michelin.com/en

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About International Windship Association (IWSA)

The International Windship Association (IWSA) is a not-for-profit organization with over 150 members worldwide dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of wind propulsion solutions for commercial shipping. Its aim is to bring together all stakeholders in the development of a wind ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies and deliver on the unique potential of direct wind energy to help decarbonize the shipping sector. www.wind-ship.org

‘Decade of Wind Propulsion’ Campaign www.decadeofwindpropulsion.org

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