CimbriaTelestackViganTMS Awards 2023Geneva DryPort of Stockton
  • Telestack
  • Van Aalst
  • Bühler GmbH
  • TMS Awards 2023
  • Cimbria
  • Port of Stockton

Alfa Laval fluidic air lubrication system secures first MoU with Korean shipyard

Alfa Laval fluidic air lubrication system secures first MoU with Korean shipyard

(Posted on 15/03/24)

Alfa Laval has collaborated with a Korean shipbuilding company by signing the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for OceanGlide installations. This agreement shows the growing market interest in OceanGlide as a viable solution for energy efficiency and decarbonization.

Alfa Laval has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a reputed Korean shipyard, K Shipbuilding (KSB) for collaboration with respect to entering Alfa Laval OceanGlide Air Lubrication System in KSB’s potential newbuilding projects such as MR and LR1 Tankers.

Through this business agreement, KSB seeks to leverage the benefits offered by OceanGlide to achieve its objective of improving a vessel’s energy efficiency, and performance by reducing the vessel’s frictional resistance while sailing by using air lubrication technology.

OceanGlide serves KSB’s efficiency goals by utilising intelligent integration of fluidics with air lubrication to enhance the vessel’s propulsion power savings by up to 12%. This translates to lower fuel consumption, reduced CO2 emissions and improved EEDI, EEXI and CII compliance.

“We are proud to work with KBS as our business partner in Korea. This agreement signifies the market's growing trust in Alfa Laval as a reliable partner. It also highlights the recognition of our solutions as being innovative and efficient,” says Rajiv Sarin, Head of Air Lubrication, Alfa Laval.

“OceanGlide is an innovative solution that helps improve ship operation efficiency, and we expect it to align well with our goals of developing and building competitive ships,” says Tae-Hyun Koh, CTO, K Shipbuilding.

OceanGlide, using fluidic technology, creates highly streamlined airflow sections on a vessel’s flat bottom. Each section has an independently regulated fluidic band that produces a controlled air layer. This feature ensures optimal efficiency, maximum coverage, and reduced compressor power. The system’s high efficiency in controlling air flow not only ensures an effective air layer with fewer compressors but also provides the added advantage of conveniently positioning them anywhere on board.

This technology contributes to energy conservation and enables adherence to environmental regulations, marking a significant step towards sustainable maritime operations.

Latest News

Damen shipbreaking pilot project to be made available for larger vessels

(Posted on 23/04/24)

Damen Shipyards Group is launching a pilot project in which a small tug will be dismantled at Damen... Read more


John Sutch Cranes seeks collaboration to address travel restrictions challenges

(Posted on 18/04/24)

Mobile crane hire and contract lifting specialist based in the North West of England, John Sutch Cranes... Read more


ClassNK awards AiP for Mitsui methanol fuel supply system

(Posted on 15/04/24)

ClassNK has awarded an approval in principle (AiP) for a methanol fuel supply system developed by Mitsui... Read more


Bühler launches fully automatic bagging station with Premier Tech

(Posted on 15/04/24)

Swiss technology group Bühler, in partnership with leading Canadian packaging equipment manufacturer... Read more


Groke unveils new situational awareness tool for ship managers

(Posted on 15/04/24)

Groke Technologies, the Finnish technology company behind the Groke Pro Situational Awareness System... Read more


Pacific Basin leads dry bulk’s adoption of graphene-based coating

(Posted on 29/03/24)

In a proactive move towards energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, Pacific Basin, one of... Read more


ClassNK grants endorsement to two MOL initiatives

(Posted on 29/03/24)

ClassNK has granted its Innovation Endorsements for Products & Solutions*1 to two initiatives by... Read more


Marcor Stevedoring receives new LHM 800

(Posted on 25/03/24)

Contributing to a greener bulk industry. And no Diesel engine is needed. The LHM 800 will do its work... Read more


Need for new safety rules for methanol fuelled vessels revealed

(Posted on 25/03/24)

A new fire safety study by global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec has revealed that... Read more


Cargill shares outcome of first wind-powered ocean vessel’s maiden voyage

(Posted on 18/03/24)

Cargill has revealed exciting results of the six-month test period of the Pyxis Ocean, underscoring... Read more


TBA GroupBühler GmbHPort of South LouisianaSailors SocietyVan Aalst
  • Vigan
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Geneva Dry

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping