Team Econowind

We are hiring!

Econowind is looking for Application specialists

The position
In this position, you are co-responsible in a team for the proper functioning of our systems at customer sites.
You will sometimes sail along to train crew and carry out service / maintenance.

The position can be combined with production support: help build the systems you will be sailing with later.

We are looking for
We are looking for a number of employees who will work in a pool of seafarers to operate and maintain our systems at customers’ premises and, if necessary, to build them in our factory in Zeewolde. A maritime education or background is a requirement. Flexibility is a prerequisite.

We offer
A fun, flexible, (possibly part-time) job in which you can develop yourself with numerous career opportunities and a good salary. You will work in a pleasant team of professionals in an informal environment. The pool has room for full-time and part-time employees. You will see many different places of the world.

You offer

  • Flexible deployment within a pool of seafarers.
  • A no-nonsense attitude.
  • Communicative skills, the ability to transfer knowledge to others.
  • 2 right hands.
  • Your talent
    You find it a challenge to perform your tasks independently and you keep an overview in changing situations that characterise shipping. You are also customer-friendly and accurate. You are good at improvising.

    The shipping industry interests you and you enjoy travelling.

    Who we are
    Econowind B.V. is a leading company that focuses on wind propulsion of seagoing vessels. Six years after its establishment, Econowind is leading in the installation of “VentoFoil” sail systems: a wing that works like a sail and saves about 10% fuel on sea-going vessels. We are a small company that expects to grow strongly in the coming years. Customer satisfaction, innovation and ambition are our keywords.

    The terms of employment
    This is a position in a seafaring pool of a few employees. Some of them will help out in production in between periods of sailing, some are only on call. We offer a good salary and excellent working conditions.


    Send your application before July 1st to SanneZwaan

    Team Econowind

    MV Ankie

    Extended VentiFoils for MV Ankie

    MV Ankie after installation of the extended VentiFoils!

    The VentiFoils were disassembled from the vessel in the end of 2021 with the purpose to extend the VentiFoils from 10m to 13m.
    Performance tests are being carried out at this moment as the vessel is back sailing with VentiFoils.

    MV Ankie

    MV Ankie

    Jeroen Houtman

    Vertom and Econowind shake hands

    Econowind receives fleet order from Vertom

    Econowind and Vertom announced their collaboration to install wind-assist VentoFoil units on multiple vessels by the end of 2022. These will be retrofitted on the general cargo vessels MV Progress and MV Perfect, making it the first fleet order for
    Econowind. Thomas van Meerkerk of Vertom states: “Vertom recognized the momentum for partnerships with a clear focus on decarbonizing our business activities and supply chain. After closely considering the business case of the VentiFoil units, we are pleased to extend our collaboration with Econowind with another order for two vessels.”

    Next generation VentiFoil
    Econowind will install the next generation VentiFoils on the vessels: the VentoFoil. The suction method has been upgraded, which results in limiting the amount of moving parts. This next step by Vertom allows Econowind to further invest in production methods, making production faster.

    MV Perfect Vertom

    Collaboration Continued
    Vertom has been studying wind assisted propulsion in more detail for their vessels since signing the contract for the retrofit of two VentiFoils on the MV Anna, which will be installed in June 2022.
    Vertom made the decision to invest in the VentiFoil, by also closely considering the following key variables:
    • EEXI, Carbon Intensity Index for existing ships;
    • CII, CO2 per nautical mile in operation;
    • EEOI, emission per cargo.
    All ensuring a more sustainable performance by means of wind assisted propulsion. Rolf van Leeuwen, Senior Technical Superintendent of Vertom states: “Installing the VentiFoils is a big step forward in reducing (Co2) emissions and fuel consumption for our current fleet. It is, along with our upcoming newbuilding program, a good step towards reducing our carbon footprint.”

    Vessels more sustainable and cleaner by wind assist propulsion
    Frank Nieuwenhuis, CEO of Econowind adds: “We are delighted to add Vertom to our customer base and to make this next step in making shipping more sustainable together. The more installations we can retrofit, the more data we can attain and learn from. This provides us with solid proof of how wind assisted ship propulsion is reducing emissions per nautical mile and improving vessels their EEXI / EEDI. This also serves as a justification for the investment; the costs of systems can be covered by the savings.”

    Download full press release:
    Press Release Econowind Vertom May 2022

    First voyage on board the MV Frisian Sea

    Press release Tharsis

    First voyage DFDS

    Winner Maritime Innovation award

    Testing voyage with AEL

    First Retrofit