Vessels for the future
With Damen’s goal of becoming the most sustainable shipbuilder in the world, IMO Tier III represents an opportunity to support the advance of environmentally conscious shipping. All vessels entering the US & Caribbean (keels from 2016) and the North Sea and Baltic (2021 onwards) must comply with the new regulation.
Suited to all extremes
The Damen Marine NOx Reduction System is an advanced active emissions control system using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology suited for diesel marine engines. We have designed the system to operate on both high and low loads in ambient conditions from -30 degrees C up to 45 degrees C.
All of our Next Generation Tugs are designed to be compatible with the Damen Marine NOx Reduction System, which can be fitted – or retrofitted – at any time. Damen’s well-known standardisation strategy gives our clients fast access to a proven, modular system.
Over 100 years of experience
In order to be ready for the new rules, Damen began the development of an emissions reduction system for its tugs some years ago. Teaming up with emissions control specialists Emigreen, we combined our 90 years of shipbuilding experience with their 20 years of R&D.
The result was the in-house designed and development of a class-approved solution - the Damen Marine NOx Reduction System. This innovative system reduces the NOx emissions of a tug by some 80% compared with the IMO Tier II requirements.
NOx and noise reduction
It wasn’t without its challenges, technical ones for sure, but also the relative lack of space in a compact vessel such as a tug. We got around that by combining the system with the tug’s silencers – reducing not only NOx emissions, but noise levels at the same time.
Strong as steel
The Damen Marine NOx Reduction System uses a catalyst to react with urea to chemically reduce NOx emissions. To ensure its suitability for urea, the system uses stainless steel for its tanks, transfer pump and piping.
Connecting to the cloud
The SCR system can be integrated with the remote monitoring IoT platform Damen Triton. Connected in this way, the operator can continuously monitor the system to control and optimise cleaning efficiency and to control ammonia slip.
Easily fitted & retrofitted
The modular and compact standardised system can be fitted – or retrofitted – to Damen vessels old and new. In fact, the modularity of the system, combined with the design’s certification for use with multiple types of engine, means it can often be installed to non-Damen vessels too.
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