Member - Marine Performance Systems B.V.

Marine Performance Systems is the company behind FluidicAL: Fluidic Air Lubrication System for the Maritime Industry.

Type Company
Founded 2018
Company Size 5
Member Type
Founders Pieter Kapteijn, Fulko Roos & Frode Lundsteen Hansen
Headquarters 3029 AM Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Marine Performance Systems B.V.


Marine Performance Systems B.V. is a Dutch maritime technology development company, based in the Port of Rotterdam. MPS has developed and patented FluidicAL: a revolutionary approach to air lubrication by combining Fluidics and Air Lubrication, using oscillators (so-called "fluidic" devices) to generate up to 240,000 micro air bubbles/second/running meter. The basic concept behind FluidicAL is wing-shaped bands that are attached underneath to the ship's hull, which introduce micro air bubbles directly into the boundary layer between the ship and surrounding water. The air layer is with great precision and high degree of control created and maintained very homogenous for optimal performance, resulting in 50%-80% reduction of the friction. Reduced friction or drag results in 8%-12% less fuel consumption and hardfull green house gas emissions. FluidicAL is designed modular and can be optimised for the specific vessel's operational profile, ensuring the ship operator maximum savings with no impact to the ship's performance or manoeuvrability. The flexibility of FluidicAL is unrivalled, enabling a true co-development of the optimal configuration prior to dry-docking. FluidicAL also reduces the marine noise of the ship as the air layer serves as a dampening layer between the rotating equipment onboard the ship and the surrounding water. The noise reduction is significant and is expected to have an effect on the wear and tear, which at presence cannot be estimated. FluidicAL can be used as a retrofit solution, extending the useful life span of the vessel, or integrated into the design of future vessels for even higher fuel efficiency. The installation time and process is designed to follow a scheduled dry-docking time frame. The business case of FluidicAL as a retrofit solution is a payback period less than 3 years with an expected life cycle of that of the vessel. Contact us to get an estimate of the potential of your vessel at no cost.
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Headquarters 3029 AM Rotterdam, Netherlands

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