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​​​​​​​与地中海航运公司(MSC)签订大额订单 | 空气润滑技术助力MSC船队高效发展

31st December 2021





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Silverstream Technologies announces major order of air lubrication technology with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

In October, we announced a large order of our proprietary air lubrication system – the Silverstream® System – with one of the world's largest container shipping companies, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

The contract for more than 30 installations of the Silverstream® System on MSC’s newbuild large container ships will cut up to 1.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions and save €250 million in estimated fuel costs. The order relates to a substantial portion of MSC’s newbuild pipeline, with a number of the vessels expected to be deployed on the world’s busiest trade lanes between Asia and Europe. 

The installation of the Silverstream® System will not only support MSC on its transition to zero emissions, but will also help to create a more sustainable and efficient global fleet. 

The Silverstream® System, a fuel agnostic air lubrication technology, works by creating a carpet of micro bubbles that coats the entire flat bottom of a vessel. As a result, frictional resistance between the hull and the water is decreased – reducing fuel consumption and associated net emissions by 5-10% depending on vessel type.

Every element of the System has been rigorously tested and the emissions savings have been verified in close consultation with industry leading organisations including Lloyd’s Register, DNV GL, Shell, Carnival and Grimaldi.

Vessel efficiency is becoming a commercial imperative for owners. Choosing underperforming, unproven, sub-standard technologies will lead to unprofitability and a compliance gap in the coming years.

Silverstream will use its strong supply chain and global network of maritime industry experts, engineers, naval architects and innovators to ensure the smooth operation of the installation programme at five different shipyards across Southeast Asia.

Our recent order from MSC reflects the shipping industry’s growing recognition of viable clean technologies. MSC joins Maersk, Vale, Grimaldi and Shell, who have also announced orders of the Silverstream® System this year.


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