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Fluidic Air Lubrication (MPS FAL)

Global fluidic air lubrication technology for green shipping

July 2020
Gallery Fluidic Air Lubrication (MPS FAL) 1
Gallery Fluidic Air Lubrication (MPS FAL) 1
01.

Identification

Fluidic Air Lubrication (FAL) is an advanced fluidic air lubrication technology 
that reduces fuel consumption, emissions, and fouling,
 enabling shipowners to reduce operating costs by up to 20% 
and contribute to a better environment.

Shipowners, faced with market and fuel price volatility and increasing regulatory pressure, now have a financially viable turnkey solution for the existing fleet that is future-proof with rapid payout. Introduced in March 2020, the MPS FAL is the most advanced and most efficient technology for fluidic air lubrication in the market. It delivers the highest potential savings and reduction of emissions, controlled by artificial intelligence. Ships will glide almost frictionless through the water on a layer of 80 millions of air bubbles. By retrofitting a fleet, users can immediately start saving fuel costs, lower their emissions and reduce fouling.

Label Date July 2020
From Netherlands
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For New clients, Funding, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • MPS FAL has a direct impact on reducing the emissions from a ship, existing or new built, as it addresses the root cause of fuel consumption, the friction of the ship when sailing - 1 ton fuel reduced equals to 3.2 tonnes CO2-emissions saved.
  • MPS FAL has an indirect impact on transition towards Green Shipping as the principles of FAL are introduced into new ship designs.
  • Future proof, upgradeable drag reduction system for existing fleet
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Payback period of 2-3 years
  • Up to 20% reduced fuel consumption
  • 49-58% better cost benefits business case
04.

Activity Region

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  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Marine Performance Systems B.V.

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

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Headquarters 3029 AM Rotterdam, Netherlands
06.

Networking Partner

Cleantech Group

The Cleantech Group is a company that supports the development and marketability of clean technologies. The Cleantech Group provides members of its Cleantech network access to capital, investors, research and promotional opportunities. The group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments. Founded in 2002, the Cleantech Group owns the term "cleantech" as a registered trademark.

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EuroQuity

EuroQuity is the web service created by Bpifrance in partnership with KfW to put growth companies in contact with development partners and with investors in particular.

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