Howden supplies customized Air Lubrication solutions for cruise, ferry and merchant vessels - based on highly efficient HV-TURBO compressors.
When using our unique single stage turbo compressors in your Air Lubrication System, you can achieve significant fuel savings and reduce CO2 emissions.
Howdens Air Lubrication technology is based on blowing air bubbles out under the hull of the vessel creating a carpet of bubbles. The air bubbles’ distribution across the hull surface reduces the resistance generated between the ship’s hull and the water, thus generating an estimated propulsion energy saving of 3-5% net. Our Air Lubrication System provides a wide range of specialized control options for a fully automatic and energy-saving operation of the compressor unit. Our solution is suitable for new builds as well as for a retrofit system.
To ensure the lowest possible power consumption, we design each turbo compressor system according to the specific vessel’s specifications.
Brands: Howden Marine (global engineering company Howden), supplies EGR compressors, Air Lubrication Systems, Centrifugal Fans, Fans for Defence Applications, and Mono Steam Turbines for the Marine sector.