LNG Carriers to 'Sail on Air'

August 27, 2019

Mr. Danping Lou, Chief Technical Officer, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a part of CSSC Group (left) with Noah Silberschmidt, CEO, Silverstream Technologies (right) (Photo: Silverstream Technologies)
Mr. Danping Lou, Chief Technical Officer, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, a part of CSSC Group (left) with Noah Silberschmidt, CEO, Silverstream Technologies (right) (Photo: Silverstream Technologies)

Silverstream Technologies, an air lubrication manufacturer for the shipping industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hudong-Zhonghua, part of the CSSC Group, which will see the Silverstream System integrated into Hudong-Zhonghua’s new building designs for its future LNG carriers in order to increase operational and fuel efficiencies.

The system is said to help reduce fuel costs and emissions by between 6% and 8%.

Hudong-Zhonghua is a subsidiary of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), China’s largest shipbuilding group, and the second largest in the world. To-date, it is also China’s leading manufacturer of LNG carriers, with a capacity for six to eight vessels in its yard.

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