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Silverstream wins the Seatrade Cruise product of the year award

6th September 2023

06th September 2023

We are delighted to have won the Seatrade Cruise Product of the Year award! This is recognition of the innovative hard work and commitment of the entire Silverstream team.

The Silverstream® System enables cruise owners and operators to meet customer, regulator, and wider societal demands for improved environmental performance. The technology releases a carpet of bubbles to reduce the frictional resistance between the hull and the water, reducing average net fuel consumption and GHG emissions by 5-10%, as well as lowering fuel bills.

The system also has important associated benefits for the cruise industry. For example, it supports hull anti-fouling and it can also reduce underwater radiated noise (URN) for marine life, as well as reducing noise onboard to improve crew and passenger wellbeing. This is our conclusion based on recent research from Professor of Marine Engineering at University of London, John Carlton. It has all of these benefits that increasingly environmentally conscious customers and cruise operators are concerned about, while also significantly reducing fuel bills.

Silverstream’s first ever commercial installation of the Silverstream® System was back in 2015 on Norwegian Joy, operated by Norwegian Cruise Line. This was followed by installations on Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess and Regal Princess, and, in H1 2023, Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess.

In Autumn 2022, Carnival signed a large fleet deal with Silverstream to install the system across its cruise brands; a clear recognition of the value and return on investment the technology offers cruise operators. These cruise clean technology trailblazers have also been proactive in supporting testing, pilot projects and performance verification.

Piers Strong, our Business Development Manager, attended Seatrade Europe 2023 and was at the ceremony to collect the award. Piers also featured on a panel discussion at the event where he continued to spread the word about the positive impact that the Silverstream® System is having within the cruise sector.

Read more about the Seatrade Cruise Awards here.


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