Tag: <span>Silverstream Technologies</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...

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...

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...

LNG carrier achieves 6.6 per cent fuel savings with Silverstream system
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LNG carrier achieves 6.6 per cent fuel savings with Silverstream system

Silverstream Technologies’ air lubrication system has achieved 6.6 per cent fuel savings onboard a Shell-chartered LNG carrier.  The 170,000 cbm Methane Patricia Camila carried out normal operations and the technology was tested at various speeds to calculate fuel and emissions savings. The System was successfully retrofitted on the 2010-built LNGC during its October 2020 planned dry...

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...

Wärtsilä joins EU-funded project to decarbonise shipping
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Wärtsilä joins EU-funded project to decarbonise shipping

Wärtsilä has joined an EU-funded project, led by the University of Vaasa in Finland, that is looking at ways to reduce the environmental impact of shipping. Project CHEK – deCarbonising sHipping by Enabling Key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs, has been granted funding of EUR 10 million by the EU as part of...

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...

Silverstream air lubrication tech ordered for 8 HHI LNG carriers
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Silverstream air lubrication tech ordered for 8 HHI LNG carriers

Clean technology company Silverstream Technologies has secured another new deal to install its air lubrication technology, the Silverstream System, onboard eight newbuild LNG carriers being constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea. The Silverstream System will help to increase operational efficiency and reduce fuel burn and associated emissions onboard...