Drydocks World-Dubai, a subsidiary of DP World, is the largest centre in the Middle East for ship repair, conversion, new builds, rigs and MRO projects (Caption: Drydocks World)

Drydocks World and Silverstream sign strategic agreement

Dubai-based Drydocks World and air lubrication specialist, Silverstream Technologies, have signed a strategic agreement to promote the resistance-reducing system as the shipyard becomes an approved installation provider.

Air lubrication offers significant scope to reduce fuel consumption and emissions and Silverstream systems are now being installed on a range of new vessels. However, the technology also provides potential for cutting fuel use on existing ships as they become subject to new IMO emission regulations from next January.

Drydocks World CEO, Capt. Rado Antolovic, said: “We are pleased to sign this partnership with Silverstream, an innovative provider of clean technology, as part of our commitment to enhancing the environmental performance of shipping. Together, we intend to share technical expertise and promote a proven efficiency solution to minimise the maritime industry's carbon footprint.”

Noah Silberschmidt, founder and CEO of Silverstream Technologies, added: “We are proud to announce our collaboration with Drydocks World-Dubai, a global leader in ship repair, conversion and newbuilding services. As a highly respected yard with decades of experience, it will help boost adoption of our proven Silverstream® System, strengthen the reliability and integrity of our supply chain, and raise awareness of our technology’s capacity to improve ship efficiency and operational flexibility.”

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