Fuel savings for ocean shipping

About PROPit


About us

"PROPit’s mission is to provide profitable solutions for significantly reducing fuel consumption in commercial shipping by applying proven wind power technologies in new marine applications."

PROPit’s solutions are developed in collaboration with academia, customers and industry expertise within wind power and shipping to meet the high standards of safety regarding technology, work environment and reliability that exists in the shipping industry. Find more information about our Project Partners here.

Resources within PROPit

Eric Norelius is the innovator, CTO and co-founder of PROPit with a long career in fluid mechanics, R&D and technical calculations. He is also a co-founder of ECOMB AB and innovator of ECOMBs Ecotube system. Eric also has extensive experience in sailing as a former World Cup-sailor.

Per Arne Nilsson has a long industrial background among others in oil and gas and industrial chemicals. Following a two year assignment for a gas shipping company he has good insight in the operations and business models in the bulk shipping industry. Per Arne has been linked to PROPit since 2011 and heads up the research programs as Project Manager.

Mattias Widmark is a Master Mariner with many years of experience in operational marine transportation, logistics and port services. He also has extensive experience as consultant within security and fire protection, risk analysis and auditing Quality and Environmental Management Systems.


The Board

Olle Blidholm is a respected specialist within environment and sustainability and has been named one of the persons who has the biggest impact on Swedish sustainability efforts by the newspaper "CSR in practice". He is the Chairman of the Board of PROPit and Director at WSP Environment. He was also the former Director of Environment at IKEA Group.

Göran Ernstson is the CEO of Umeå Energy AB and board member of PROPit. He has a solid background in the energy industry and has previously held management positions in companies such as Stockholm Energi, Fortum Heat and Telge Networks.

Sven-Olof Kuldorff is an investor, senior adviser and renowned board professional engaged in PROPit as a board member. He is former Purchase Director at IKEA Group and has wide experience from international business and management.

Ulf Hagström is board member and co-founder of PROPit. He is the CEO and co-founder of ECOMB, with an M.Sc in Chemistry. He has extensive experience within combustion and combustion boilers as well as business and product development.

Eric Norelius is the innovator and co-founder as well as member of the board.

















PROPit addresses some of the main concerns of the shipping industry.



Harnessing the wind energy of the world’s oceans, for propulsion and power generation!


PROPits technology offers substantial operational cost savings for ocean shipping.


Address:Box 2055
Zip code:SE-151 02

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