Tag: <span>Air Lubrication</span>

Maersk trials air lubrication technology on large containership
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Maersk trials air lubrication technology on large containership

A.P. Moller – Maersk is participating in a trial to ascertain how much fuel can be saved on one of its large containerships by using air lubrication technology.  Wärtsilä and Silverstream Technologies will install Silverstream’s Air Lubrication System, the Silverstream System, on the vessel owned by A.P. Moller – Maersk. The trial will examine possible improvements...

Carnival opts for air lubrication tech for new cruise liner
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Carnival opts for air lubrication tech for new cruise liner

Carnival Corporation has committed to installing Silverstream Technologies’ fuel-saving air lubrication system to its Excel-class cruise ship, currently known as hull S717. The technology is expected to deliver fuel and emissions savings of more than 5 per cent and the order has been placed by or from Meyer Werft shipyard with the 344m vessel set...

MSC to save EUR 250M in fuel costs with air lubrication technology
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MSC to save EUR 250M in fuel costs with air lubrication technology

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has opted to fit more than 30 air lubrication systems from Silverstream Technologies to existing orders of newbuild large container ships. The installations are expected to reduce carbon emissions by 1.6 million tonnes and save over EUR 257.5 million over the vessels’ lifecycles of approximately 25 years. The order relates to...

ABS leads consortium studying alternative fuels and decarbonisation technologies
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ABS leads consortium studying alternative fuels and decarbonisation technologies

A consortium led by ABS, along with CE Delft and Arcsilea is to perform six studies on alternative fuels and decarbonisation technologies for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The four-year project will study key aspects of the decarbonisation of shipping, including biofuels, ammonia, hydrogen, wind-assisted propulsion, air lubrication and other promising technologies. The initiative...

Alfa Laval invests in air lubrication technology
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Alfa Laval invests in air lubrication technology

Having acquired a minority stake in Marine Performance Systems, a Rotterdam-based maritime technology company, Alfa Laval is pursuing efforts to make air lubrication technology a commercial reality in the maritime sector.  Air lubrication involves using bubbles to reduce friction between the vessel and the water. The more friction between the vessel and the water, the...

Vale newbuild VLOC completes Silverstream installation
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Vale newbuild VLOC completes Silverstream installation

A 324,000 DWT newbuild very large ore carrier (VLOC) Sea Victoria chartered by Vale has completed installation of a Silverstream Technologies air lubrication system. The installation marks the first deployment of the technology on a VLOC. Silverstream’s technology creates a rigid carpet of microbubbles that reduces friction between the hull and the water, cutting fuel...

BV approves air lubrication system by GILLS
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BV approves air lubrication system by GILLS

Bureau Veritas (BV) has been working with Singapore-based GILLS to assess the performance of its air lubrication system designed to improve ship efficiency and decrease fuel burn by reducing drag of the underwater hull.  GILLS, which stands for gas injected liquid lubrication systems, deploys NACA profiles* to create self-generating micro-bubbles for ‘turbulent modulation’ which has...

Silverstream and Shell win RINA innovation award for fuel-saving retrofit
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Silverstream and Shell win RINA innovation award for fuel-saving retrofit

Silverstream Technologies has been jointly awarded the Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award, alongside Shell Shipping & Maritime, for the recent retrofit installation of the Silverstream System onboard the Shell-chartered LNG carrier Methane Patricia Camila. The award, which recognises innovations that are making significant improvements in the design, construction and operation of...

Grimaldi ro-ro achieves 5 per cent fuel savings with Silverstream system
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Grimaldi ro-ro achieves 5 per cent fuel savings with Silverstream system

Grimaldi Group’s newbuild ro-ro vessel Eco Valencia has achieved fuel savings of 5.1 per cent during a trial of Silverstream Technologies’ air lubrication system. The vessel has been trialling Silverstream’s system in the Mediterranean with comprehensive testing at various vessel speeds and across a range of sea states to calculate and prove fuel and emissions...

Sustainability as a new operational and commercial priority for shipping
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Sustainability as a new operational and commercial priority for shipping

2020 will be remembered as a year of momentous change in the shipping industry. Notwithstanding the economic shockwaves caused by COVID-19, the pandemic has showcased shipping’s ability to adapt at a remarkable pace, writes Noah Silberschmidt, CEO of Silverstream Technologies.  The speed of reconfiguration of our operations that we have seen across 2020 – and...

Silverstream expands team by over 90 per cent
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Silverstream expands team by over 90 per cent

Clean technology company Silverstream Technologies has announced a number of new appointments to support both the increasing demand and uptake of its air lubrication technology, the Silverstream System, as well as the continued substantial global growth of the company. The significant expansion of the Silverstream team – by 90 per cent – during 2020, and...