Tag: Air Lubrication

Silverstream Technologies wins UK grant to advance machine learning and AI
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Silverstream Technologies wins UK grant to advance machine learning and AI

Silverstream Technologies, which manufacturers air lubrication for the shipping industry, has been awarded an Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) grant in collaboration with the University of Southampton to advance machine learning in the maritime sector. The two-year partnership will see an Associate of the University of Southampton, secured under the programme, work with Silverstream’s...

Carnival Cruises adopts Silverstream’s micro-bubble carpet technology in £1m deal
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Carnival Cruises adopts Silverstream’s micro-bubble carpet technology in £1m deal

A “carpet of micro-bubbles”, developed by UK tech firm Silverstream Technologies, improves fuel efficiency in the shipping industry and has landed the business a £1 million deal with US shipping giant, Carnival Cruises. The Silverstream System, a type of Air Lubrication System (ALS), pumps tiny bubbles through vents on the hull to reduce friction between...

Silverstream and Houlder sign framework agreement
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Silverstream and Houlder sign framework agreement

Technology company Silverstream Technologies and design and engineering consultancy Houlder have signed a framework agreement, which formalises their relationship and supports the shipping industry’s ongoing transition to a zero-carbon future. Silverstream is collaborating with Houlder on design and integration procedures for both newbuild and retrofit installations of Silverstream’s air lubrication system, the Silverstream System. With...

TMC delivers air lubrication system compressors for seven LNG carrier newbuilds
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TMC delivers air lubrication system compressors for seven LNG carrier newbuilds

TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has been awarded a contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver its air lubrication system (ALS) compressors to seven LNG carriers the Korean shipbuilder is constructing for Capital Gas Corp. ALS is a method used to reduce the resistance between the ship’s hull and seawater by using air bubbles....

TMC launches fuel saving air lubrication system compressors
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TMC launches fuel saving air lubrication system compressors

Norwegian company TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) is launching a range of marine compressors for use in combination with air lubrication systems (ALS) to help ships further reduce fuel consumption and air emissions. Air lubrication system is a method used to reduce the resistance between the ship’s hull and seawater by using air bubbles....

Shell to retrofit LNG carriers with Silverstream air lubrication system
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Shell to retrofit LNG carriers with Silverstream air lubrication system

Silverstream Technologies has signed a landmark framework agreement for retrofit installation of the Silverstream System on some of the vessels in the Shell International Trading and Shipping Company LNGC fleet. The agreement will see Shell and Silverstream develop a close working relationship for the design, engineering, procurement, and execution of the Silverstream System for Shell’s...

Wärtsilä and Silverstream partner on fuel-saving air lubrication technology
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Wärtsilä and Silverstream partner on fuel-saving air lubrication technology

Wärtsilä and Silverstream Technologies have signed a Licence and Co-operation Agreement, permitting Wärtsilä as sales and service partner to fully integrate Silverstream’s air lubrication system within its propulsion solutions. Silverstream’s air lubrication technology helps vessels to improve their Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) by creating a carpet of microbubbles that coat the entire flat bottom...

Grimaldi newbuilds to feature Silverstream air lubrication technology
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Grimaldi newbuilds to feature Silverstream air lubrication technology

Italian shipowner Grimaldi Group has chosen Silverstream Technologies’ air lubrication system for installation to 12 hybrid RoRo vessels to be built over the next three years. Silverstream’s technology produces a thin layer of bubbles beneath the surface of the vessel, reducing the resistance between the vessel’s hull and the water. This improves operational efficiency by...