The Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS) pumps air bubbles onto the bottom of a ship's hull to reduce friction
The conceptual design for the MALS-14000CS that MHI claims would reduce CO2 emissions by 35 percent
The conceptual design for the MALS-14000CS
In February last year, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and transport company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) announced plans to investigate the effectiveness of a system intended to reduce the frictional resistance between a vessel’s bottom and the seawater using a layer of air bubbles. Now MHI has coupled the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS) with a high-efficiency ship hull in the conceptual design for a container ship that the company claims would offer a reduction in CO2 emissions of 35 percent compared to conventional container carrier designs.
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