Growth of nearshore aquaculture will be significant in many regions with more countries expanding their activities. Damen supports the safe, clean development of a reliable aquaculture industry, both nearshore and offshore with standard-setting maritime solutions.
Cost Saving Solutions
Marine operations account for approximately 20% of the costs of marine aquaculture. Damen’s approach, guaranteeing reliable performance, easy availability of spare parts, long lifetime usage and low maintenance requirements offer a significantly lower total cost of ownership.
Damen is the pioneer of the unique standardised shipbuilding philosophy. Building standard vessels in series gives our clients fast
access to proven, reliable technology.
Our standard designs can be tailored to individual client needs via modular construction, ensuring you of the vessel you need, whatever challenge you are facing.
Hulls in stock
Keeping our standardised vessels on stock enables us to deliver them to you in record time. From initial order, outfitting and trials, the vessel can be delivered to you in a matter
of a few short months.
Research & Development
With operations close to shore and close to food for human consumption, the environmental impact that the vessel has needs to be minimised.
Damen has developed, tested and delivered several vessels with diesel-electric propulsion systerms, which effectively reduce fuel consumption, emissions and noise levels. Fully electronic propulsion is the logical next step and an interesting option for nearshore operations, or in combination with remote charger stations.
Safety is an important driver in all the we do; aquaculture is no exception. Damen’s solutions for the aquaculture industry are aimed at increasing the safety of operations, both nearshore and offshore.
Understanding the biology
Biology governs the growth within fish farms. By understanding the processes, Damen can anticipate market needs with innovative solutions.
Examples of this include our cooperation with equipment manufacturers to reduce stress during fish treatment operations. Additionally we provide solutions to remove contamination from the seabed and nets based on our dredging experience.
Damen has developed the concept of converting offshore vessels into live fish carriers.
An example of this is the Damen Live Fish Carrier 8916. Offshore vessels are well-suited for modification for the aquaculture industry as a result of their behaviour.
Both permanent and temporary designs can be applied to vessels originally built by Damen or other shipbuilding companies.