Silverstream Technologies Bags 2 Finnlines Ro-Pax Orders
Clean Technology Company Silverstream Technologies announced that it has secured an order from Finnlines to install its air lubrication technology, the
Clean Technology Company Silverstream Technologies announced that it has secured an order from Finnlines to install its air lubrication technology, the Silverstream System, on two environmentally friendly newbuild ro-pax vessels, the first of which is starting to be built this summer at China Merchants Nanjing Jinling Shipyard (Weihai). The Silverstream System will reduce fuel consumption and associated emissions on the two new design flagship Superstar vessels. The two 235m vessels, which have a capacity of 5,100 lane metres and will carry up to 1,100 passengers, will be delivered by 2023 to operate between Finland and Sweden across the Baltic Sea.
Choosing the Silverstream System will further improve the environmental credentials of the Superstar class ro-pax vessels, creating a new benchmark for what is already possible in terms of vessel design in the segment. The technology will exist alongside a suite of measures on the vessels to reduce environmental impact and improve passenger comfort.
The Silverstream System uses a series of air release units in the flat bottom of a vessel to generate a rigid carpet of microbubbles that travel the full length of the hull. Silverstream has already begun manufacturing the air release units (ARUs) for the two Superstar vessels and will start working with China Merchants Nanjing Jinling Shipyard to install the technology onboard.