Damen supplies Amisco with Damen Air Cavity System (DACS) to reduce emissions

Damen Shipyards Group is pleased to announce the first sale of its innovative Damen Air Cavity System (DACS) to Amisco.

DACS is an air lubrication system, borne out of a collaboration between Damen and the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). It maintains a thin layer of air over the flat bottom of a vessel’s hull, reducing resistance in the water, thereby lowering drag and friction. As a result, the efficiency of the vessel is improved with fuel consumption reduced by up to 15%.

DACS offers vessel operators a straightforward solution, for both newbuild and existing vessels, to comply with regulations such as the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) as well as the EU Emission Trading System (ETS).

With DACS installed to Danita, Amisco will achieve the CII rating necessary to continue operating in the Baltic Sea in the face of new, stricter emissions regulations. At the same time, the considerable reduction in fuel consumption allows for a rapid return on investment.

During the verification of the fuel saving results, Damen was supported by the IACS class society, RINA. RINA played a pivotal role in verifying the impressive fuel-saving results achieved by Damen’s technology and thoroughly examined the working principle of the air lubrication system.

With RINA’s expertise and rigorous assessment, Damen received independent validation of the significant fuel savings realized through the implementation of DAMEN air lubrication system. This collaboration has further reinforced the credibility and reliability of DACS technology.

By involving RINA in the sea trials, Damen demonstrated its commitment to transparency, accountability, and excellence.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding

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