For the past two years Damen has been involved in the Joint Industry Project (JIP) Autonomous Shipping, a two-year research project based in the Netherlands that started in 2017 with the aim of advancing the technology required to allow vessels to conduct certain operations autonomously. The project brought together 17 Dutch companies and organisations, led by the Netherlands Maritime Technology.
When you purchase a Damen vessel, you don’t just get a boat. The Damen service package extends into guarantees, maintenance and training – exactly what you need to ensure your vessel performs to your expectations.
Damen has committed to a new online strategy. Sander van Oord (Area Director, Americas) who has overall responsibility for its implementation, and Björn Smets (Digital Marketing Manager), tell what is going to change and, in particular, why.
From a ship owner’s point of view, the benefits of remote monitoring can be divided into two main areas: increasing efficiency and increasing income. Improving efficiency includes matters such as fuel consumption, crew scheduling and navigation. Increasing income can be thought of in terms of increasing mobilisation.
Following its recent participation in the collaborative computing ‘Hackathon’ event, Damen has once again both supported and been represented at a similar competition, Shipathon, and one of the winning teams included a Damen employee.
The challenge was to take the same dataset of anonymised car insurance records; covering details such as claims, dates, car types etc. and to visualise the beauty of the data in such a way that it revealed the information patterns and structures hidden within it.
Damen is a frontrunner in remote access and monitoring developments with remote applications one of the major areas of focus of a group-wide Research & Development programme.
Remote monitoring of critical assets is these days a part of everyday life, and the technology involved continues to evolve in its capabilities and sophistication. Praxis Automation Technology using.
The reduction of fuel consumption is a hot topic in the maritime industry. It’s an area of focus both as a means of improving environmental performance and of reducing costs.
The launch of Damen Digital means that the many innovations and developments can be brought together, enabling the company to take a more cohesive approach to digitalisation, which in turn leads to product improvements and cost savings for customers.
Damen supports DELFT team in autonomous vessel debut. RoboBoat, is an initiative of RoboNation, a platform established to enable beginners and experts to interact in the promotion of robotics.
Damen is utilising advanced simulation techniques to digitally optimise the ship development and design process. The technology is called Hardware in the Loop (HIL), and the company is using it as a tool to improve system integration and controls design before construction even begins.
As the maritime world becomes more and more high-tech, collaborating with the entire ecosystem is crucial to remain competitive. Solco Reijnders and Marjolein Boer on innovation, 3D-printed propeller, Collaboration, Damen Digital, Hybrid vessel.
Damen’s range of modular vessels is unrivalled in the industry and is a reflection of the ingenuity that its designers and engineers bring to bear when confronted with the challenges of its customers.
The Damen Shipyards Group has a long tradition of innovation. The standardised shipbuilding concept for which we are so renowned is just one example of this. The Sea Axe Hull that defines the appearance of so many Damen vessel is one such innovation – and one which makes sailing safer and more comfortable.