When you reduce the amount of power needed to push your vessel through the water, you reduce the amount of fuel it needs to consume - and the emissions it generates. One of the ways to do this is air lubrication.
Air lubrication reduces the frictional resistance of a ship’s hull by creating a carpet of microbubbles on the full flat bottom of a vessel’s hull. Air lubrication can reduce fuel consumption and associated GHG emissions by up to 10%. It is suitable for a wide range of ships, including LNG carriers, RoPax/RoRo vessels, bulkers, container ships, tankers, and cruise ships.
The typical system components of an air lubrication system are the following: