French tyre group Michelin will install and test an inflatable wing sail system it has developed on a ro-ro operated by Brittany Ferries.

A Wing Sail Mobility (Wisamo) prototype with a surface area of 100 sq m will be installed on the 12,076-gt Pelican (built 1999) owned by Sogestran Group subsidiary Compagnie Maritime Nantaise.

The Pelican, which has been chartered by Brittany Ferries since 2016, operates two weekly sailings between the UK and northern Spain.