Yara Marine Technologies, the scrubber provider rapidly branching out into green shipping markets, is taking a major step toward the commercial implementation of large-scale wind propulsion by becoming global supplier of BAR Technologies’ WindWings.

The Norwegian technology group has signed a contract with BAR Technologies covering the assembly, maintenance and support of its large-scale rigid wind sails that are about to be tested on a bulk carrier chartered by Cargill.

The deal will include the first retrofit to a Cargill-chartered kamsarmax expected to be delivered in early 2022.