New Naval Architect appointed following first commercial installation, and pipeline of orders
Silverstream Technologies, pioneers of air lubrication technology for the shipping industry, today announced the appointment Dominic Tasker as a new Naval Architect. The move is in line with Silverstream’s strategy to expand its infrastructure following the company’s first commercial installation of the Silverstream® System with Norwegian Cruise Lines, and the development of a significant pipeline of further orders.
Dominic Tasker joins Silverstream Technologies from leading global maritime consultancy Brookes Bell, where he spent two years in Hong Kong gaining valuable experience in ship surveying and the onsite assessment of newbuild vessels. Prior to this, he assisted with the concept development of innovative marine renewable energy platforms and the design of offshore structures, carrying out advanced hydrodynamic simulations, model testing and structural analysis. A Chartered Engineer, Tasker graduated from Strathclyde University with a Masters in Naval Architecture, and is a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and the Hong Kong Joint Branch.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dominic to the Silverstream team, and I am confident that he will provide a significant contribution to the business, ” said Noah Silberschmidt, CEO, Silverstream Technologies.
“2015 has been a landmark year for Silverstream, following our successful sea trial with Shell, the first commercial installation with Norwegian Cruise Lines, and the development of a considerable pipeline for both retrofit and new build installations with some of the most well-known brands within shipping. With a proven technology and the clear desire in the industry to maximise operational efficiencies, It is therefore important that we further develop the infrastructure of the business, and scale up accordingly to meet demand, ” continued Silberschmidt.
About Silverstream® Technologies
Silverstream Technologies B.V. has pioneered air lubrication within shipping for over ten years, and has invested significantly in the research and development, and testing of air lubrication for ships. The Silverstream® System reduces frictional resistance between the water and the hull surface, dramatically reducing fuel consumption and associated emissions. The Silverstream® System is unique in that it is the only proven air lubrication technology that can be retrofitted in 14 days, as well as being applicable for newbuildings. It lasts the lifetime of the ship, is complementary and can be used in conjunction with other clean technologies, and return on investment is typically between two and five years.