Damen Air Cavity System (DACS)
Towards zero-emission shipping
Emission-free sailing is now more important than ever for seagoing vessels and inland shipping. With the introduction of the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), it is Damen’s responsibility to not only help you comply with these regulations, but also to benefit from impressive savings of fuel consumption of more than 10%. Our air lubrication system for vessels can even achieve a fuel reduction of up to 15%.
Damen’s air lubrication system for ships
The Damen Air Cavity System (DACS), our unique air lubrication system for vessels, originated from a cooperation between Damen and Delft University of Technology. Maintaining a thin layer of air over the flat bottom of a vessel’s hull, DACS achieves a significant reduction in water resistance, leading to increased efficiency and a reduction of fuel consumption and, therefore, emissions.
Air lubrication system results in large fuel savings
Advantages of the Air lubrication system
Fuel Saving up to 15%
Reduced EU ETS taxes
Easy and quick Return On Investment
Fuel savings realised by Damen’s air lubrication system for vessels (known as DACS) for seagoing ships is significant, achieving reductions in the region of 7-12 %. Customers also benefit from the equivalent decrease in emissions – a win-win.
Inland waterway vessels
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