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Armada Technologies and Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions Sign an MoU to Enhance Vessel Energy-Efficiency

LONDON, UK [17 June 2024] –  Armada Technologies™ (Armada), a provider of a new, second-generation innovative hull air lubrication system and Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on installing Armada’s Passive Air Lubrication Systems (PALS) on vessels. The partnership aims to improve vessel energy-efficiency, reduce operating costs, and minimize the emission of carbon and other pollutants to ships.

Under the terms of the MoU, Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions and Armada will explore a business relationship and potential opportunities to incorporate PALS into vessels owned by former’s customers. Armada will provide technical and commercial support to facilitate the integration of PALS into vessel designs, including initial efficiency saving estimates and design information on proposed installations.

“We are excited to partner with Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions to drive the adoption of PALS in the maritime industry,” said Alex Routledge, CEO of Armada Technologies. “By combining our expertise in air lubrication systems with Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions’ extensive network and reputation, we can make a significant impact in reducing the environmental footprint of vessels while also improving their operational efficiency.”

The MoU signifies a commitment from both parties to work diligently towards delivering these objectives by 1 December 2024.

“This collaboration with Armada aligns perfectly with our mission to provide innovative and sustainable, effective solutions to our customers,” said Damir Glavan, Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions. “By offering PALS as an option for vessels, we can contribute to the maritime industry’s efforts to reduce emissions and promote cleaner, more efficient operations.”

Andrew Marshall, CEO of Ecochlor, expressed his support for the collaboration, stating, “The association between Ecochlor and Armada Technologies continues to support the development of a game-changing solution for hull air lubrication in the marine industry. As execution partner to this MoU, we are committed to leveraging our expertise in global sales, marketing and engineering to ensure PALS delivers consistent and ongoing fuel savings regardless of vessel type and operating condition worldwide. We are proud to have Armada as part of our portfolio of offerings in ‘green’ technology and remain steadfast in our commitment to driving lasting, positive change to assist shipowners in their decarbonization efforts.”

Armada and Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions are committed to working together to drive the adoption of energy-efficient technologies and contribute to the global effort to combat climate change.

About Armada Technologies
Armada has developed the world’s first Passive Air Lubrication System (PALS). PALS is an award-winning system that operates in a passive mode, and enables discreet control of system output with the complete decoupling of system lubricity from ship speed. In doing so PALS can deliver optimal boundary layer aeration at any prevailing operating condition. PALS will help drive the clean maritime agenda through the further and faster reduction of fuel consumption. Armada Technologies is an associate of Ecochlor “Green Marine” energy-efficient technologies, a group focused on providing effective, innovative, environmentally-friendly maritime technologies to shipowners. Learn more at

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Kathie Clark, Head of Corporate Communications 
Armada Technologies, an associate of Ecochlor, Inc.

About Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions
Established in 2010, Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions is a premier offshore and marine facility based in the State of Qatar. From its strategic location within the world-class Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions offers a growing, comprehensive range of 1-stop repair, conversion, maintenance and fabrication services for marine vessels, offshore and onshore structures. Learn more at

Media Contact: 
Shammi Mohan, Head of Public Relations           

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