IMPROVING YOUR VESSEL EFFICIENCY
Energy Saving Systems of Damen Marine Components
In the shipping industry, the demand for sustainability and efficiency improvements is on the rise, particularly in fuel savings. Damen Marine Components offers an extensive range of Energy Saving Devices (ESDs), which not only significantly reduce fuel consumption, but also contribute to the shipping industry’s sustainability goals.
Saving on every component
The Van der Velden Flex Tunnel is a retractable tunnel system integrated into the ship’s hull – a revolution in the industry. Compared to a conventional tunnel system, the Flex Tunnel can easily retract when it is not needed operationally. Another example is our Rotor Manoeuvring System (RMS), which is specifically designed to provide ships with greater safety during navigation while also saving fuel. An RMS provides vessels without cargo with increased steering power and thrust, making it easier to maintain course in the presence of lateral wind forces.
The Silent Bulb reduces the flow losses of the propeller. The efficiency loss that occurs due to vortex currents that arise when water flows along the propeller blades is eliminated with the Silent Bulb. When turbulence disturbs the water flow, a propeller produces less thrust and more energy is needed to move the propeller forward. The Silent Bulb prevents this. This optional bulb can also be retrofitted and works best in combination with a hubcap on the propeller. Improved propulsion leads to significant fuel savings.
An answer to every energy-saving question
DMC energy-saving systems are as diverse as the needs of shipowners and shipbuilders. However, they all have one important similarity: they are all innovative high-tech devices that significantly increase your navigational efficiency and keep your costs as low as possible. Additionally, our in-house developed systems are interconnectable, creating a complete and integrated package of fuel-saving and resistance-reducing devices. Whatever your needs and requirements are, DMC has got you covered.