About Us

Elegant in concept,
proven in execution.

For over a decade, Silverstream Technologies have pioneered air lubrication technologies within shipping. As clean tech leaders, we understand the relevance and importance of our solution to the IMO’s decarbonisation goals and passionately believe in the role of proven, innovative technologies in enabling a more sustainable shipping industry.

From a successful initial trial installation on the Danebrog Rederi tanker MT Amalienborg, sponsored by Shell, our technology was initially proven on cruise ship installations.

Results from these installations, which have been independently verified by third parties, including Lloyd’s Register, HSVA, the University of Southampton, Carnival and Shell, have conclusively proven that our Silverstream® System generates between net 5-10% fuel and emissions savings, depending on the vessel.

We are proud to have a strong pipeline of orders on both retrofits and newbuilds for some of the leading names in the industry. Following the success of the initial installations our system is being deployed on next generation designs for Grimaldi, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Carnival and Shell, demonstrating that our air lubrication technology is right at the heart of progressive sustainability action within shipping. To follow the very latest news about our current and ongoing installations, learn about our Case Studies.

For us, the journey doesn’t end with installation. The Silverstream® System is a truly lifecycle solution – no matter when you install it on your vessels, you will have the assurance of a technology that is going to last as long as your vessel. Our service and licensing agreement with Wärtsilä provides our customers with access to a world-leading supply and maintenance network and puts the Silverstream® System at the heart of the most advanced integrated maritime propulsion chains currently on the market.

To learn more about the science behind our technology, visit our Technology page.

Our Team

NOAH SILBERSCHMIDT

Founder, Chief Executive Officer
& Member of the Board

Noah founded Silverstream Technologies in 2010 and has transformed the company from a concept-led operation to a commercialised technology-solutions company.

Noah’s entrepreneurial experience, extensive understanding of and networks within the shipping industry, combined with his strong business acumen, have been central in developing and taking the company’s pioneering air lubrication technology, the Silverstream® System, to market and commercial fruition.

In 2014, Noah secured a landmark deal with Shell to fund one of the most robust and rigorous sea trials for a clean technology within the shipping industry, the results of which proved the validity and viability of the Silverstream® System.

Following the successful trial, in 2015, Noah led Silverstream to secure its first commercial order with leading cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Lines. The impressive performance of this installation, and subsequent installations, has driven orders across the maritime sector and from a variety of market verticals, including the LNG, dry bulk, tanker, cruise, ro-ro and ro-pax segments. Silverstream now has a rapidly growing orderbook and a team of 25 engineers, naval architects and innovators, as well as a global supply network.

Noah’s strategic development capabilities has enabled him to position Silverstream as one of the shipping industry’s leading clean technology providers. The company is currently involved in a variety of cutting-edge vessel design projects, with Noah working at regulatory level with the International Maritime Organisation on its Global Industry Alliance project aimed at standardising the incubation and measurement of maritime efficiency technologies.

Prior to joining Silverstream Technologies, Noah spent 17 years in investment banking.

LUKE DE FREITAS

Operations Manager – Retrofit
Luke joined Silverstream Technologies in June 2017 from leading Classification Society, DNV GL. During his time there, he worked as a Marine Surveyor & Technical Service Manager in UK and European offices conducting Class/Statutory surveys on vessels in operation, certification of materials, components and equipment intended for installation on-board DNV GL classed vessels and providing technical support to ship owners regarding their vessels.

Prior to this, Luke was involved in several pilot, patrol and other small service craft design projects while working as a Naval Architect for Camarc Design. Before relocating to the UK in 2013, he also gained experience in the Commercial Ship Repair Industry while working at Caribbean Dockyard & Engineering Services Ltd in Trindad & Tobago.

Having graduated with a BEng Degree from Southampton Solent University in 2011, Diploma in Ship Surveying from Maritime Training Academy in 2013 and a Master’s of Naval Architecture from Newcastle University in 2014, Luke is a member of the Royal Institute of Naval ArchitectsNautical InstituteIMarEST and SNAME, and is currently on his path to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

STEPHEN POTTS

Chief Operating Officer
Since joining Silverstream Technologies in mid-2015, Stephen has developed the key operational capabilities required to meet the continued growth of the company, including project management expertise to support simultaneous installations of the Silverstream® System to fixed deadlines.

As part of Silverstream’s executive team, Stephen has enabled the company to scale up its operations around the world. Global supply agreements and strong international relationships further enable Silverstream to handle a wide variety of orders from interested owners in several market verticals, including the LNG, dry bulk, tanker, cruise, ro-ro and ro-pax segments.

Stephen is directly responsible as the custodian of relationships with world class OEMs and industry leaders such as Carnival Corporation, Shell, Atlas Copco and Wärtsilä.

In addition to his core supply chain responsibilities, Stephen also manages relationships with the customer procurement and commercial teams, ensuring that installations are conducted successfully and to the highest standards.

From a career spanning more than 25 years, Stephen brings a wealth of experience as a Commercial, Procurement and Supply Chain leader, specialising in transformation programmes and complex procurements within the Defence, Nuclear, Construction, FM, IT, Telecommunications sectors. Since 2010, Stephen has specialised in the maritime sector.

Previously Stephen was the Supply Chain Director at Sunseeker and has held important positions at globally renowned companies including Group Supply Chain Director at Babcock International Group, Commercial Director Vendor Management at BT Global Services, and Director of Contracts and Procurement at Siemens I.T. Solutions.

A Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Stephen spent his early career in the nuclear, civil engineering and Oil & Gas sectors. During this period he procured and managed high profile capital engineering projects including decommissioning projects at all the UK Nuclear legacy sites and engineering contracts for the UK offshore sector.

Throughout his career he has been recognised for exceptional achievement including being awarded the Siemens Management Award in 2007 and being elected to the Board of the International Association of Commercial and Contract Managers.

JOHANNES JOHANNESSON

Technical Consultant
Johannes Johannesson is the Naval Architect responsible for engineering, design and implementation of the Silverstream™ System. Prior to this, Johannes led the project department at Scandlines Danmark A/S where he coordinated conversions and newbuildings.

Previously, he served as Technical Director for Knud E. Hansen A/S, as well as the Head of the Design Office for a Danish shipyard, delivering 26 vessels during his tenure, and as surveyor at Det Norske Veritas Head Office in Oslo.

He graduated as Naval Architect in Denmark in 1980.

JOSH MACKLIN

Product Development Lead
Josh joined Silverstream Technologies as a Project Engineer in January 2019 after four and a half years working at QinetiQ, an industry leading science and technology company. Josh spent two years moving around the maritime division on a graduate scheme, gaining experience in naval architecture consultancy, ship design, autonomy and model testing. In 2016 Josh took on the role of Associate Engineer within the Ship Hydrodynamic Experimentation team at QinetiQ Haslar and gained experience leading trials both at model and full scale.

Josh then spent 18 months seconded to the Naval Design Partnership in Bristol to work on the Fleet Solid Support programme as Auxiliary Systems Engineer. His responsibilities included detailed design work for HVAC, cooling water and compressed air systems as well as development of the ship technical specification.

Josh graduated from Newcastle University in 2014 with a MEng degree in Marine Engineering. Josh is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technologyand is on the path to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

TAKIS (PANAYIOTIS) PAPPAS

Technical Advisor
Takis joined Silverstream Technologies as Senior Naval Architect in August 2014. From a career spanning more than 30 years, he brings with him significant experience in technical surveying, shipyard operations, ship design and production, fleet management and maintenance.

Prior to joining Silverstream, Takis has held positions such as Technical Manager at Pacific & Atlantic Shipmanagers INC and General Manager at the Hellenic Register of Shipping. After graduating, he spent 10 years as Ship Surveyor to Lloyd’s Register including in Technical Planning and Rule Development, 5 years as Project Manager and Assistant to the CEO of Elefsis & Neorion Shipyards and 5 years in the Technical Department of Safety Management Overseas SA. He has been a Member of the Council of RINA, London Branch (where he was also appointed Technical Secretary), a Flag State representative for Greece in various working groups at IMO and was a member of the 6th Technical Committee for the Ministry of Trade and Development, Greece. He is also a founding member and member of the Board of the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain.

Takis graduated from the University of Newcastle- Upon- Tyne in 1985 with Bsc. Honours in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding, following this with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering in 1986 and a Masters of Philosophy in Naval Architecture in 1990. A Chartered Engineer, Takis is a member of both the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and Hellenic T.E.

THEO CHATZIGKAIDAS

Electrical Engineer
Theo joined Silverstream Technologies in June 2020 following his tenure in leading Classification Society, American Bureau Shipping (‘ABS’).  Having joined ABS as an intern and following his work as well as his Surveyor training in Singapore, he moved on to become an Electrical and Automation Engineer in charge of the review of Electrical and Automation plans, client liaison and the occasional training of Junior Engineers.

He further worked his way to Senior Engineer, having oversight of several programs and was in charge of the Marine Type Approval Program. His duties included extensive project management, client relations as well as the training and supervision of a team of new-hire engineers. During this time, he has managed to become the subject matter expert for ABS Europe in the areas of Installation of Large Battery (Li-Ion and other chemistries) Systems & DC Based Power as well as the Integrated Software Quality Management.

Theo graduated from University College London with a MSc in Marine Engineering in 2012 and is working his way towards becoming a chartered engineer.

CHANDRA GUNPUTH

Electrical Engineer
Chandra joined Silverstream Technologies in July 2019 from leading Classification Society, American Bureau Shipping Europe Ltd (‘ABS’).  During his time there, he worked as a Senior Electrical and Automation Engineer in UK and European offices performing engineering design reviews and verification on electrical power generation and distribution systems, hazardous area equipment, ballast water management system and scrubber systems for installation on-board ABS classed vessels and providing technical support to Rule Development Team, Surveyors/ Equipment Original Manufacturers and Yards.

Prior to this, he spent 7 years as an Application Engineer in a project- led environment with GE Power Conversion UK Ltd. providing technical input on power systems, generators, switchgear, converters, transformers, AVR, induction motors and automation for both onshore and offshore.  By way of earlier industry experience, Chandra worked as an Electrical Engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff before which he acted as an M&E Commissioning Engineer at Montgomery Watson UK Ltd.

In 2019, Chandra graduated from the Royal Holloway University with a GCHQ certified MSc in Information Security (Part time) having  completed a thesis of cyber risk assessment of maritime power systems.  In 2007, he graduated from the Brunel University with MSc Honours in Sustainable Electrical Power Engineering.  Chandra is a Chartered Engineer, and member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), having previously chaired the IET Coventry and Warwickshire Local Chapter.

GEORGIOS SKARVELIS

Project Engineer
Georgios joined Silverstream Technologies in January 2020 from a leading international provider of engineering, shipbroking, financial and logistics, Braemar Shipping Services. During his time there, he worked as a naval architect and marine engineer specialising on feasibility studies, conceptual & detailed engineering designs for LNG/LPG projects. Prior to this, he worked as a plan approval engineer for American Bureau of Shipping in Houston (Texas).

Georgios holds a BEng in Naval Architecture and MSc in Marine Engineering from Newcastle University as well as a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Georgios has been professionally registered as a Chartered Engineer. He is a member of both the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and the Royal Institute of Naval Architects.

GIACOMO NAPOLITANO

Operations Manager – Newbuild
Giacomo joined Silverstream Technologies in November 2018 from a leading provider of maritime support services, V.Group.  In his previous role, he was part of the Drydocking Division, looking after the project engineering of dry docks and major repairs of the V.Ships fleet. Developed through V.Group graduate scheme, Giacomo started his career working in several global locations such as Singapore, Limassol and Monaco.  Before his relocation to the UK, Giacomo also worked as on-board Project Engineer for SeaTec, an independent marine refit company specialised in turnkey repair and upgrade projects.

Joining Silverstream as the first Project Management appointment, Giacomo has been involved in multiple projects including the company’s first multi-vessel newbuilding contract, as well as other retrofits and in-service support projects for the Silverstream’s installed base. In 2020 Giacomo coordinated the system delivery and performance testing on the first vessel of the Grimaldi G5GG class, ECO VALENCIA. In 2021 Giacomo was promoted to Operations Manager for the newbuild segment. Reporting to the Head of Delivery and Operations, in his new role, Giacomo oversees the team of Project Engineers responsible for the newbuild orderbook, from sales handover to customer delivery.

Giacomo is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, holding a Masters in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from University of Genoa. Giacomo also holds a PFQ from the Association for Project Management, and is a FROSIO certified paint and corrosion inspector.

CRAIG PATRICK

Programme Director
Craig joined Silverstream in 2019 as Program Director with responsibility for business development, project execution and in-service support of Silverstream’s merchant shipping segment. He has over 25 years’ experience in shipbuilding and ship systems, with BAE, Babcock, Thales and, most recently, Wärtsilä where he was Sales Director in Ballast Water Systems.  Throughout his career, he has held senior roles in Sales and Operations and Business Management and brings a wealth of experience in execution of shipbuilding projects and major overhauls and installs.

Craig is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of West Scotland.

MICHAEL GREVILLE

General Counsel
Michael practised as a solicitor for 25 years at the international firm of Watson, Farley & Williams LLP. Prior to being appointed Managing Partner in 2001 Michael headed up the Moscow Office and was Head of Litigation.

Michael has considerable experience in a wide range of legal and commercial matters. His particular expertise is in the shipping industry including vessel operations, sale and purchase, shipbuilding and offshore construction.

Michael graduated from Bristol University with a Batchelor of Law (LL.B.), was called to the Bar in 1985 and admitted as a Solicitor in 1990.

CLAUDINE KENNY

Executive Assistant

DAVID CONNOLLY

Lead Technologist
David joined Silverstream in 2017 to develop and lead on innovation projects including the Silverstream Smart Data initiative. He is also responsible for developing key strategic partnerships with external organisations including Universities and Research institutes. In addition, David’s appointment both enhances the strategic thought pool within the Company and bolsters the Company’s capacity in terms of project management and technical execution.

From a career spanning more than 30 years in the maritime industry, he brings a wealth of experience in delivering innovative technologies, transformation programmes, data management and performance analysis, Ship Design, Ship Construction, Modification and Repair. He has an extensive record in leading multi-displinary engineering teams in the most complex projects within the Defence and Commercial Shipping sectors.

Previously, David was the Lead Principal Maritime Technologist within Shell Shipping & Maritime Technology; leading their drive for technology innovation in maritime operations. He has also held important positions at globally renowned companies including Marine Strategic Advisor at Shell International Exploration and Production, Senior Naval Architect at Agip KCO, Business Development Executive at Fleet Support Ltd. and Managing Director at BMT SHIPDESIGN Ltd. Sponsored by the U.K. Ministry of Defense, David graduated from University College London with a BSc in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering. A Chartered Engineer, Fellow of RINAand Visiting Professor at Southampton University David has throughout his career demonstrated a flare for innovative thinking and solution delivery.

JØRGEN CLAUSEN

Regulatory Affairs & IP
Jørgen has significant relevant industry experience and management expertise from over 30 years in global shipping at leading shipping companies. He initially joined DK Group’s management team in 2000, while retaining his role as Managing Director for Scandinavia at French CMA CGM (JV with Norwegian Wilhelmsen).

From 1997–2003 Jørgen was Managing Director for Denmark at British Inchcape Shipping Services which remains the largest private global provider of marine management services. Prior to that, he worked at Chr. Jensen, the general agent for all Soviet Union Ship Owners, and Lehmann Junior working with the Japanese carrier Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line).

RICHARD CARR

Automation Engineer
Richard joined Silverstream in May 2020 and brings over 30 years experience of Automation and Instrumentation projects in numerous sectors including Marine and Power Generation industries. Most of his career has been focussed on bringing emerging and innovative technologies to the marketplace.

In the Marine and Offshore industry he has worked with companies including Zetechtics, Converteam, GE Power Conversion and the American Bureau of Shipping. Experienced in Design, Development, Commissioning and Survey roles, he has worked on Power Management, Vessel Management and Exhaust Gas Scrubber systems and  has extensive experience in the integration of automation systems, analysis of performance data and resolving commissioning issues.

Richard graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1984 with a BSc. Electronic Engineering and then, in 1985, an MSc. In Instrumentation and Analytical Science from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). At UMIST he subsequently undertook research into applications of Artificial Intelligence to Instrumentation Systems. After leaving UMIST he led a team of software engineers developing Real-Time Electrochemical Corrosion Monitoring instrumentation for Power Generation and Chemical plants.  He has also worked extensively as an independent contractor developing automation software and IT systems.

SIMON CUTHBERT

Head of Delivery and Operations
Simon joined Silverstream in June 2020 after senior appointments within the Marine businesses of Rolls-Royce plc and Kongsberg Maritime where he most recently held the position of Senior Vice President for Procurement, Planning and Control within the Deck Machinery and Systems value streams.

Prior to the Marine industry, he has held a number of senior operational and supply chain centric posts in a variety of industries including Managing Director roles for a Multi-sited food ingredient manufacturing business in Switzerland and a global aerospace component integrator business.

Simon is the recipient of a Rolls-Royce plc award for his work in the Marine supply chain, has featured on a Ship Intelligence podcast, holds an Honours Degree in Environmental Biology and is a full Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).

KYRIAKOS MOSCHONAS

Project Engineer
Kyriakos joins Silverstream Technologies as a Project Engineer after 5 years working at Houlder Ltd. in the Marine Design Consultancy department. He brings great practical experience in the areas of ship design and engineering as well shipyards and vessel surveys.

In his early career, Kyriakos worked on several new-building and retrofit projects such as the hybrid energy ferry, Victoria of Wight, for Wightlink Ferries, the 100m LNG Ro-Pax Dual Fuel Ferry for CalMac, and on the design installation of  Scrubber system for Condor Ferries and Vroon.  During this period, he also conducted on-board surveys such as lightship surveys and inclining experiments for DFDS, P&O Ferries, Gosport Ferries, yacht, and offshore platform.

After a sabbatical year when he sailed with the Greek Navy as a 2nd Mechanical Seaman with HS-466, Kyriakos re-joined Houlder Ltd. as an on-site manager on behalf of the owner at Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead, during the building of the 128m Polar Research Vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. His responsibilities included inspections of steelwork, coatings, outfit, machinery foundations, commissioning, compartment close outs, tank tests and structural tests. The role also involved liaison between the owner and the shipyard, and provision of technical advice to the owner’s on-site project manager.

Kyriakos is certified for LNG membrane tanks from GTT and for Pure Ballast Systems from Alfa Laval.  He graduated from Newcastle University in 2014 with a MSc degree in Naval Architecture and a BEng in Marine Engineering. A member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, Kyriakos is working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.

PETE DYMOND

Head of Contract Management
Pete joined Silverstream Technologies in 2020 as Head of Contract Management with responsibility for the development and management of contractual relationships with key customers and supply chain partners to support project delivery and commercial objectives.

Pete has over 10 years’ experience in contract management roles spanning pre-award and post-award activities having worked for EPC companies, Kellogg Brown & Root Ltd and Fluor Ltd, working on multiple complex project assignments including site-based roles in the UK, Europe and Asia covering greenfield and brownfield projects in offshore Oil & Gas, refining and industrial sectors. Pete has also gained cost management experience working on tidal flood defence asset management with the consultancy firm, Turner & Townsend.

Pete is a Chartered Procurement & Supply Chain professional. He was educated at Robert Gordon University, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Oil and Gas Law, and earlier at University College London, completing a degree in Urban Planning, Design and Management.

ANDREW WALL

Head of Quality, Safety, Health & Environment
Andrew joined Silverstream Technologies in July 2020 with responsibility for the company’s managements systems and processes covering quality as well as health, safety and the environment. He is also responsible for customer and supplier chain quality performance.

In addition to these core responsibilities, Andrew supports our procurement team in supply chain development and capability in addition to Corporate Social Responsibility for the company.

Andrew’s early career included spells in mining, automotive and electrical/electronic industries followed by more than 15 years with Rolls-Royce plc, initially in the Aerospace Division and latterly in the Marine Division.  During his time with Rolls-Royce, Andrew held a number of leadership roles in Quality and Manufacturing Engineering disciplines including 7 years as Vice President of Quality and Manufacturing Improvement (Marine).

A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Andrew is a graduate of Nottingham Trent University holding a BEng(H) in Integrated Engineering and a MSc in Operations Excellence from Cranfield University.

DANIEL MANN

Programme Director
Daniel joined Silverstream in 2020 as Programme Director with responsibility for Silverstream’s indirect sales channels. He has over 20 years’ experience in maritime, power generation and oil and gas industries, with Rolls-Royce, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Dresser-Rand, Siemens and, most recently, Ethos Energy where he was the Global Sales Director for their light gas turbine business. Throughout his career, he has held senior roles in Sales, Service, Business Development and Business Management and brings vast experience in ship equipment retrofit projects and servicing.

Daniel holds an MSc in Project Management from the University of Manchester, and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

JON WHEELER

Programme Director
Jon joined Silverstream in 2019 as Program Director with responsibility for business development, project execution and in-service support of Silverstream’s cruise shipping segment.

Jon has worked in the Marine industry for over 25 years for a number of multinational engineering companies including GE, L-3 Communications/Sam Electronics, Converteam & Alstom and also spent time working in start-ups at key stages of their development. He has held senior leadership roles in bids & proposals,  project management, business management and fleet management. He has gained significant experience in all facets of international electrical & mechanical engineering projects, with a large proportion of these being on electric propulsion, power generation, vessel automation and dynamic positioning systems across merchant, offshore, subsea and naval segments.

Throughout his career, Jon has built on his Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree and developed significant business and project management skills.  His collaborative and customer focussed approach has helped make valuable contributions to the growth and performance of the businesses he has worked with.

Jon is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the IET and is Certified by the Association of Project Management.

GIDEON OVERTON

Finance Director
Gideon joined Silverstream on 1 July 2020 coming from a Tech start-up having previously been the VP Accounting Europe at Xerox Services and prior to that, Senior Manager with Accenture.  With 30 years of senior finance experience, he specialises in strategic decision making, problem solving, change management and transformation, particularly within high growth organisations.

Gideon is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and graduated with a BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance at Manchester Metropolitan University

ANDREA LECHNER

Office & Facilities Manager

PAUL SHALLCROSS

Product Manager
Paul joined Silverstream in September 2020. He arrived from senior Engineering positions in a number of marine organisations including Rolls-Royce and Kongsberg Replenishment At Sea (RAS) business units. He was most recently the Engineering Manager for Coldharbour Marine, responsible for the technical oversight of a multi-disciplinary team undertaking the development and ship application engineering of Ballast Water Treatment systems.

He has more than 20 year’s experience within the marine industry, which includes time at sea on Commercial Yachts as a Captain and Engineer as well as leading the machinery and ships systems design teams at BMT Nigel Gee. Paul has maintained a passion for environmentally sensitive energy efficient design throughout his career. This has included the optimization of propulsion systems, application of Waste Heat Recovery to yachts and the improvement of HVAC system electrical loads. This experience spans all phases of the ship design and operational cycle as well as vessel designs from 24m to 400m LOA for merchant, yacht and naval clients.

Paul graduated from Newcastle University with an MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

NEIL HOPKINS

Structural Engineer
Neil joined Silverstream in June 2020 from leading engineering, procurement, and construction company KBR, where he held the position of Lead Hull Structural Engineer on a newbuild FPSO project, responsible for the design and analysis of the FPSO hull structure.

He is a naval architect and structural engineer who has spent 21 years working in many fields within the marine industry including ship design and construction (KBR, Cammell Lairdand BAE Systems), offshore platform structural design and installation (CB&I), classification (American Bureau of Shipping), and marine warranty (LOC). He has a wide range of experience working on the structural and statutory design of many vessel types including LNG carriers, FPSOs, pipe-lay vessels, oil carriers, cruise vessels, and mega-yachts, and has held a number of lead positions on projects related to the same.

Neil graduated from Newcastle University with a BEng in Naval Architecture, and is a Member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA) and a Chartered Engineer.

KAREN PEARSON

Accounting Assistant
Karen joined Silverstream in October 2020, with a background in SME finance and entrepreneurship.  She has over 20 years of business experience, working in varied sectors including higher education, construction and accountancy practice.  Karen has also lectured at universities in business, specialising in accounting and finance.

Karen is a certified accounting technician (MAAT) and graduated from Teesside Universitywith an MSc and a 1st Class BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

PAUL HASWELL

Customer Support Manager
Paul joined Silverstream in November 2020 and has a wealth of experience delivering world class customer care within the high-end leisure marine sector, providing warranty and technical support to global dealer networks, as well as directly to ultra-high net worth Superyacht owners.

Paul began his career by working for two years as a service technician at a Princess Yachts dealership in Hong Kong before then returning to the UK where he worked for ten years at B A Peters plc, the largest Distributor of the Fairline brand of luxury motor yachts. His work at Peters led to an invitation to join the management team at Fairline’s Head Offices, to run their global Customer Support Department. After five years with the Fairline manufacturing business Paul then joined the world renowned Sunseeker International brand where he served for nine years as the Head of Warranty and Technical Support for their global distributor network and direct clients.

Throughout his career Paul has developed a deep understanding of the Customer, Manufacturer and OEM relationships, and he has led countless initiatives to modernise and streamline the services given to both Customers and Dealers, whilst also providing stakeholders with vital feedback data required for product evolution.

Paul is a graduate of Loughborough University holding a BSc in Sports Science.

JOSEF CAMILLERI

Data Analyst (KTP Associate)
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) operated by Innovate (UK), sees Josef from the Maritime Engineering Group at Southampton University placed with Silverstream Technologies Ltd for the purpose of advancing machine learning and artificial intelligence within the Silverstream® System’s control and automation module. The placement will seek to embed AI techniques more widely within Silverstream’s working practices.

Josef has over 6 years’ experience (both research and industrial) in the maritime industry. He received his PhD in 2018 from the University of Southampton. His research examined the effect of slamming loads on high-speed boats through numerical modelling and full-scale experimental testing. Following this, he joined KBR as a Naval Architect specialising in the hydrodynamic, Computational Fluid Dynamic and experimental analysis of floating marine structures, particularly FPSOs, and related fluid dynamics problems.

Josef graduated with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2013. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and is currently on his path to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

CAROLINE MARSHALL

Financial Controller
Caroline joined Silverstream Technologies in November 2020 from a technology start-up, where she held the position of Financial Controller, closely assisting the CFO to ensure the scale-up of the finance function. Prior to that, she has been Senior Client Manager within accounting and audit firms.

Caroline has over 10 years of experience in various aspects of accounting management, financial reporting, internal and external auditing procedures.

Caroline graduated in France and has the equivalent of a Masters in Accounting and Finance.

HENRY LIEW

Operational Supply Chain Lead
Henry joined Silverstream in February 2021 as Operational Supply Chain Lead overseeing the full business lifecycle with an emphasis on logistics. He brings this expertise from his recent role of Logistics Specialist at Chevron for the TCO project.

Henry has over 10 years’ experience in various supply chain roles focusing on construction projects for Oil and Gas industry, working for the operator Chevron, and freight forwarders DB Schenker and FH Bertling. He has global supply chain experience having worked in Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Henry is the recipient of the TCO project Silver award for supporting the critical deliveries program. He holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Manchester and is an ASQCertified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

ANDREAS V. BOTTIS

Naval Architect & Technology Performance Analyst
Andreas joined Silverstream Technologies in 2018 after graduating from the University of Strathclyde with MEng in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

His main responsibilities include assessing potential vessel enquiries, calculating the performance of the Silverstream® System and analysing the performance of our technology on deployed vessels. He provides useful insights to the team and management assisting with data-driven decisions.

Andreas is also part of the R&D projects team that drives continuous product development and innovation—vital for advancing the technology and providing the best value to our customers.

Prior to joining Silverstream, Andreas completed several international internships as part of global shipping management companies (Greece) including the construction of Panamax bulk carriers in Sasebo Heavy Industries (Japan).

KATRINA MARLOW

Project Administrator

IVÁN CÁRLEZ ÁLVAREZ

Project Engineer
Iván joined Silverstream Technologies in 2021 as a Project Engineer, managing and acting as the customer interface for a number of projects to install the Silverstream® System on newbuild and retrofit vessels.

As a Project Engineer, Iván has maximised his experience gained working in the maritime industry across different countries along with multiple stakeholders, leading the coordination between multidisciplinary teams.  Iván began his career at V.Group, where he was part of the Drydocking Division, looking after dry docks and major repair projects within the V.Ships fleet.  Moving into clean-technologies, Iván subsequently worked for Avantis Marine and Cleanship Solutions, accomplishing the execution and delivery of several turnkey retrofit projects for Exhaust Gas Cleaning and Ballast Water Treatment Systems.

Iván holds a Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.

VICTOR MAFIOLETI

Control & Automation Engineer

Victor joined Silverstream from leading vessel performance technology company Greensteam in April 2021 and is responsible for the systems design and integration of an onboard, AI-based solution to collect and review ships’ performance data.  Having previously worked at BMT and in the Brazilian Navy as a Marine Systems Engineer, he brings more than 15 years’ experience delivering onboard systems from design through installation to support, on a variety of vessel- types in the military and civilian sectors for control and monitoring purposes.

Victor graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Federal Center for Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro in 2008 and is a member of Institution of Engineering and Technology.

WARREN ABBOTT

Project Controls and Planning Lead

Warren recently joined Silverstream in 2021 as Project Controls and Planning specialist. Implementing a new Project Controls and Planning function within the business, he will build from the foundations up, applying Project Controls processes including an integrated data environment to track live progress of immediate and on- term aspects of all projects.

Before joining Silverstream, Warren worked as a Consultant engaging with several major clients within the infrastructure industry such as Houses of Parliament, Ministry of Defence, Network Rail, Heathrow Airport and Dublin Airport.

Warren read an undergraduate degree in Project Management for Construction at University College London during which he dedicated research to decarbonisation projects, a topic which has always interested him.

RUPERT ANDREWS

Marketing &
Communications Manager

Rupert joined Silverstream in July 2021 to head up the company’s Marketing division. With a background in B2B technology Marketing & Communications, Rupert brings with him a wealth of expertise in empowering technology brands to excel in crowded media landscapes, no matter the challenges in front of them.

With six years’ experience of agency-side Marketing & Communications under his belt, Rupert has worked with a wide range of start-ups, SMEs and major organisations across professional sectors – including AWS, Rolls-Royce, Fujitsu, Dassault Systèmes and Exa Corporation. He has helped clients achieve their ambitions of better articulating themselves to the wider world, changing key stakeholder perceptions, while driving clear ROI through bold and impactful communications.

Rupert graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2014 with a BA in English & American Literature. His enthusiasm for writing and storytelling has inspired his career ever since.

TAREK FARAG

Sales Excellence Lead

Tarek joined Silverstream in June 2021 from leading engineering consultancy, GHD, where he was an Advisor on Logistics and Infrastructure projects. In the past, Tarek has worked with the UK Government and other port and logistics stakeholders to unlock value out of existing assets or assist in the delivery of new assets. He has also worked with the likes of HMM, MSC, and DP World London Gateway – the UK’s newest and most technologically advanced container port and logistics park – where Tarek supported the commercial growth and transition from start-up to key market player. 

At Silverstream, Tarek is the Sales Excellence Lead, responsible for managing and continuously improving our engagement with customers by identifying the values we deliver and maximising the ease of doing business with Silverstream. A large part of Tarek’s role involves research, analysis, and process improvement through customer management.

Tarek has an MSc in Accounting and Financial Economics from the University of Essex, and has studied with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, as well as the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Board of Directors

DAVID PRICE

Chairman of the Board

MICHAEL GREVILLE

General Counsel & Member of the Board

JESPER LOK

Member of the Board

NOAH SILBERSCHMIDT

Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board

Our Purpose

Playing our part in shipping’s decarbonisation

We’ve been at the frontier of innovation for nearly a decade, and through tenacity, agility, and expert engineering we’ve developed a proven solution that is easily implementable and applicable across the market.

 We’ve built a solution that’s rooted in simplicity, harnessing the fundamental laws of nature to improve efficiency and cut emissions.

Our mission now is to reduce global emissions by becoming a pivotal, long-term innovation partner for shipping companies who want to create a more sustainable and profitable future.

Sharing our experience to guide the market

The rate of change within shipping is tremendous. In just a few years, debate has shifted from decarbonisation as an “if”, to a “when”. We want to ensure that clean technologies are recognised for their central and defining role in the decarbonisation pathway.

No matter the future fuels that shipping deploys on its pathway to decarbonisation, fuel bills are certain to increase. This places proven clean technologies such as our Air Lubrication System at the heart of the strategy to improving the sustainability of shipping, marrying fuel innovation with efficiency gains to help owners and operators reduce their costs.

 We understand shipping and its drivers. We understand the challenges and demands that owners and charterers face. We want to continue harnessing our experience of bringing a clean technology to commercial fruition to guide the rest of the market’s policy agenda.

We will always work with the best in the industry to ensure the adoption of our pioneering clean technology without compromising on our core values to prove our claims on efficiency savings. In doing so, we will continue to support the industry in creating a new benchmark for clean technology adoption, working with the best owners, operators and yards to make the Silverstream® System available around the world.

Working with the best to enable the decarbonisation of shipping

We believe that shipping is a progressive and vibrant market that is now embracing its sustainability challenge. We have the flexibility and supply chain excellence to support installations of our air lubrication technology on both newbuilds and retrofits, at the scale required by our customers.

Key agreements with the world’s very biggest shipyards, including Hyundai Heavy Industries and China Merchants Shipping, and with supply partners, including Wärtsilä, Atlas Copco, Houlder and more, provide us with a rigorous, expert supply chain that enables us to fulfil customer demands around the world, with the best components. Furthermore, our technology development roadmap includes initiatives with industry leaders such as Wärtsilä and Southampton University to ensure that we are always innovating and delivering the best possible solution to market.

So what does it mean?

To deliver a progressive future for shipping requires clinical focus, and for Silverstream, means always staying true to our values and what we believe in: